- Book topics include: Practical aspects of spectrometers and spectrometry; Sample preparation; Chemometrics and calibration practices; Reflectance measurements; Standard materials measurements- An emphasis is placed on reflectance and color measurements due to their common usage in today's spectroscopic laboratories- Methods for selecting a measurement technique are included as well as solar measurements and reference information on sources, detectors, optical fiber and window materials
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Jerry Workman, Jr. is Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research
& Engineering at Argose Inc., Waltham, MA. In his career, Workman has
focused on molecular and electronic spectroscopy and chemometrics. He has
published over 200 scientific papers, 7 text volumes, and over 20 patents,
patents pending, and trade secrets. He received the B. A. degree in natural
sciences and M. A. degree in biological sciences and genetics from Saint
Mary's University of Minnesota, and the Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry
from Columbia Pacific University. He has completed technical management
certificates from Columbia University and MIT. He is a Fellow of the
American Institute of Chemists, the American Society for Testing and
Materials International, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2002 he was
the recipient of the ASTM International Award of Merit; IBC International
Scientist of the Year; and the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for
Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Near Infrared Spectroscopy.
Dr. Art Springsteen is a principal scientist and the director of Reflectance Research at Labsphere Inc. in North Sutton, New Hampshire. He has published numerous articles on optical material synthesis and characterization and measurement techniques of reflectance and diffuse transmittance. In addition, he is the author of Reflectance Spectroscopy: A Guide to Reflectance Materials. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from West Virginia University.