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Month: July 2015

Temporary Fix for a Bad IR Source

Temporary Fix for a Bad IR Source

The infrared (IR) source for the LI-8xx series analyzers has an operational life of better than 20,000 hours, or about two years of continuous use. The IR source is essentially an incandescent light bulb, and fails as a result of the filament thinning with use as it burns away. Eventually the filament becomes thin enough that it cracks and breaks, at which point the source no longer works.

The permanent fix for a failed source is to replace it with…

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New Sensors Set the Standard for Light Measurements

New Sensors Set the Standard for Light Measurements

LI-200RLINCOLN, Neb., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — For more than 40 years LI-COR light sensors have been the industry standard for light measurement. Building on this proven experience LI-COR is introducing a redesigned pyranometer, quantum sensor, photometric sensor, and line quantum sensor, all providing improved high-speed measurements with microsecond response times.

LI-COR sensors are proven performers designed for continuous monitoring in…

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Elizabethtown College Finds Novel Ways to Use Instruments for Classes and Research

Elizabethtown College Finds Novel Ways to Use Instruments for Classes and Research

Have you ever found yourself wishing that a fiction writer had a better grasp of scientific concepts? Dr. David Bowne at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania is doing his part to solve this problem—one student at a time—with a class called Ecology in Short Fiction. By providing literature students with experience with the LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System, Dr. Bowne and his co-teacher Dr. Matt Skillen make ecological concepts meaningful to students in the context of fiction literature.

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Weatherfest

Weatherfest

LI-COR recently participated in the 15th Annual Family Weatherfest event, held on April 11th on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. This was the most successful year for the festival, according to Ken Dewey, professor of applied climate science. Included in the festival is a Weather Camp, designed for high school students from across the United States. Weather Camp is a week-long event that engages students in learning about various disciplines in the sciences. The students were able to…

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