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Raman Enhanced with SERS: How Low Can You Go? - Identifying Fentanyl and other substances in Low Concentrations.

  • June 21, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Online
Thermo Fisher Scientific

How low can you go? Or more significantly, how low of a concentration will your Raman analyzer detect and identify target chemicals including fentanyl and fentanyl analogs? Enhance operator safety and success while examining lower concentration chemical threats with Raman analyzers. This webinar presents the advantages of using easy Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) techniques to both defeat common Raman interferences and enable lower dose identification. Participants will observe the manipulation of surrogate chemical samples to identify select target chemicals. Presenter displays tips, techniques and secrets using handheld Raman analyzers with and without SERS analyzing surrogate samples. .

Takeaways:
  • Learn about the Gemini™ handheld Raman and FTIR chemical analyzer
  • Learn about the Gemini™ LowDoseID which uses Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
  • Enhance operator safety and success while examining lower concentration chemical threats including fentanyl and fentanyl analogs.
Panelists:

Bill Bennett, Houghtons, Inc. - PresidentBill Bennett, Houghtons, Inc. - President
Bill Bennett has 16 years of experience as a founding member of the Michigan 51st CST-WMD where he operated the mobile analytical laboratory. Bill served 32 years in the U.S. Air Force. Bill is the lead Gemini trainer for Thermo Scientific and president of Houghtons, Inc., a training company specializing in hazardous materials identification.


Michael J. Magda, Livonia Fire & Rescue – Battalion ChiefMichael J. Magda, Livonia Fire & Rescue – Battalion Chief
Battalion Chief Mike Magda has served Livonia Fire & Rescue for the past 26 years and also as Team Leader for Western Wayne County HMRT for the past 31 years. Mike is a retired Hazmat Manager for Michigan Task Force One, Former Technical Adviser to Michigan Hazmat MABAS committee, Owner of Magda International which trains first responders in flying drones, certified FAA Airframe and Powerplant mechanic, Privet Pilot, a FAA Safety Team Member, and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).



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