BrightSpec Completes First Dual-Band 260-290/520-580 GHz MRR Spectrometer

Charlottesville, VA—Dec 15, 2017— BrightSpec announced today the completion of a new instrument for chemical analysis and dynamics research for the US Army. The BrightSpec Discovery Series MRR instrument is intended for fundamental chemical dynamics research.

In a first, the new instrument can be set up to analyze chemical species with frequency transitions in the 260-290 GHz band, or in the 520-580 GHz band.  It complements existing BrightSpec MRR spectrometers operating in the frequency range of 75-110 GHz.  All provide for exceptionally fast and precise chemical mixture analysis.  The new design, based on the reconfigurable BrightSpec Discovery Series form factor, offers the broadest spectrum coverage available in a single Fourier transform millimeter wave spectrometer.

As with all BrightSpec spectrometers, the dual-band Discovery includes the BrightSpec Edgar™ software suite for experiment setup, data visualization and processing, and spectral library management.  The system operates at room temperature and requires no cryogens or extensive sample preparation.

About BrightSpec, Inc.

BrightSpec is the first company to offer commercial molecular rotational resonance (MRR) spectroscopy for delivers solutions for identification, quantification and structure analysis of complex chemical mixtures.  The MRR technique arose from advances made in astrochemistry and in particular, from the chirped pulse, Fourier-transform (CPFT) discoveries made at the University of Virginia.   Commercial applications are in R&D, pharmaceuticals discovery and development, 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