Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > Press > Picarro Isotopic CO2 Analyzer Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award

Abstract:
Picarro Inc. has won the covetedR&D 100 award for 2008 with their G1101-i Isotopic CO2 Analyzer. Dubbed the "Oscars of Invention" by the Chicago Tribune, the R&D Awards are presented
annually by the editors of R&D, a unique, broad-spectrum publication covering technical innovations in industry, universities and government/national labs. Specifically, the awards recognize the "100 most technologically significant new products and processes of the year" in applications as diverse as environmental, life sciences, pharma, metrology, semiconductor and nanotechnology.

Picarro Isotopic CO2 Analyzer Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award

SUNNYVALE, CA | Posted on July 7th, 2008

Based on Picarro's novel WS-CRDS (wavelength-scanned cavity ring down
spectroscopy) technology, the G1101-i is the first simple instrument to
deliver highly accurate delta 13C measurements, i.e. the ratio of carbon-13 to
carbon-12. Applications include greenhouse gas monitoring (from sources to
sinks), environmental analysis (waste water and solids), and energy
exploration (e.g. total organic carbon analysis from mud gas cores). Most
importantly, this portable and rugged instrument enables measurement not just
in the laboratory, but also at remote locations, such as sequestration sites.
For greenhouse gas and other environmental applications, delta 13C ratios
provide powerful source information since every different type of carbon
dioxide source (e.g., burning fossil fuels, plant photosynthesis) has a
well-known and unique value of delta 13C.


As way of background, before the advent of WS-CRDS, the only proven
analytical method of deriving delta 13C was to use an instrument called an
IR-MS (isotope ratio mass spectrometer). This is a non-portable instrument,
intended solely for laboratory use. It is over ten times larger and heavier
than the G1101-i, typically costs five to ten times as much, and requires the
presence of a trained operator.


"Tracking isotope ratios has long been recognized as a powerful tool in a
wide range of scientific disciplines, but the practical limitations and high
cost of obtaining this data has previously limited its use to just a few
applications. This new instrument now makes this data incredibly accessible,"
notes Eric Crosson, Picarro CTO. "For example, we are particularly excited
about the ability to simultaneously quantify CO2 levels in situ, and to
identify their sources, since we believe this will be a critical aspect of
managing greenhouse gas levels, all the way from sources to sinks." The
G1101-i is already being deployed in applications as diverse as sequestration
site evaluation, mud-gas analysis, life science research, plant canopy
monitoring, and emissions verification for carbon-credit purposes.

####

About Picarro Inc.
Picarro, Inc. is a privately held company dedicated to developing
instrumentation for the highest sensitivity, precision and accuracy
measurements of specific molecules of interest in environmental analyses,
process monitoring, and emissions control. The company is a leader in
wavelength scanned cavity ring down spectroscopy (WS-CRDS) technology with
eight exclusive licenses from Stanford University patents and nine of its own
on WS-CRDS extensions.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Iain Green
Director of Marketing

(408) 962-3942

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Gene therapy relieves back pain, repairs damaged disc in mice: Study suggests nanocarriers loaded with DNA could replace opioids May 17th, 2024

Shedding light on perovskite hydrides using a new deposition technique: Researchers develop a methodology to grow single-crystal perovskite hydrides, enabling accurate hydride conductivity measurements May 17th, 2024

Oscillating paramagnetic Meissner effect and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in cuprate superconductor May 17th, 2024

Announcements

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Diamond glitter: A play of colors with artificial DNA crystals May 17th, 2024

Finding quantum order in chaos May 17th, 2024

Oscillating paramagnetic Meissner effect and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in cuprate superconductor May 17th, 2024

Tools

First direct imaging of small noble gas clusters at room temperature: Novel opportunities in quantum technology and condensed matter physics opened by noble gas atoms confined between graphene layers January 12th, 2024

New laser setup probes metamaterial structures with ultrafast pulses: The technique could speed up the development of acoustic lenses, impact-resistant films, and other futuristic materials November 17th, 2023

Ferroelectrically modulate the Fermi level of graphene oxide to enhance SERS response November 3rd, 2023

The USTC realizes In situ electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy using single nanodiamond sensors November 3rd, 2023

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Aston University researcher receives 1 million grant to revolutionize miniature optical devices May 17th, 2024

Discovery points path to flash-like memory for storing qubits: Rice find could hasten development of nonvolatile quantum memory April 5th, 2024

Chemical reactions can scramble quantum information as well as black holes April 5th, 2024

Discovery of new Li ion conductor unlocks new direction for sustainable batteries: University of Liverpool researchers have discovered a new solid material that rapidly conducts lithium ions February 16th, 2024

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project