BrightSpec announces K-band Spectrometer for Educational and Academic Research

Charlottesville, VA—June 19, 2017—BrightSpec announced today at the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (ISMS) the release of the its Discovery K-band spectrometer for education and research applications.

The BrightSpec Discovery K-Band (18 -26.5 GHz) spectrometer is designed for both fundamental research and educational applications. The reconfigurable form factor allows customers to integrate custom sample chambers, including pulsed and CW jet flows, for studies of complexes and transient species. The instrument can be operated by standard configuration laptop or desktop computers, and includes BrightSpec Edgar software for experiment setup, data visualization and processing, and spectral library comparison. The instrument usability, capabilities, and cost make it suitable for incorporation into undergraduate teaching curricula.  Typical detection level in 60 seconds are in low parts per million (ppm).

The release follows the successful development of the instrument for use by the US Army, and enables researchers to introduce the BrightSpec molecular rotational resonance product line for undergraduate and graduate research in chemical dynamics monitoring.  The release at ISMS coincides with a series of presentations by researchers on the use of molecular rotational resonance spectroscopy for a range of new applications.

About BrightSpec

BrightSpec delivers stand-alone products for mixture analysis in R&D, pharmaceutical drug development and process control, fine chemicals, food, and advanced manufacturing sectors.  BrightSpec received research funding from the US ARMY, the National Science Foundation, and the Virginia BioHealth Research Corporation. For more information, please contact Justin Neill (CTO) or Bob Lloyd (CEO) at 434-202-2391, or visit