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Subject: New web site--McCrone Atlas of Microscopic Particles

New web site--McCrone Atlas of Microscopic Particles

From: Joseph R. Swider <jswider<-a>
Date: Friday, July 1, 2005
McCrone Associates, Inc. launches a new online resource for
microscopists and material scientists, the McCrone Atlas of
Microscopic Particles. The new Atlas offers characterizations and
identifications of over 100 particles with plans to continually add
new characterizations on a monthly basis. The particle
characterizations include images, interpretations and observations,
and data from PLM, SEM, EDS, FTIR, RAMAN, and TEM analyses performed
at McCrone Associates' state-of-the-art Westmont, Illinois facility.

Locating materials of interest in the new database is easy and
intuitive using the advanced search tool. You can search based on a
number of criteria including keyword, particle name, particle type,
a Binary Code (a useful optical classification system), and
elemental composition. Using these criteria either individually or
in combination allows you to refine and narrow search results

The real utility of the site is seen once you find a particle of
interest. Each particle is presented within the "characterization
viewer," a robust tool that utilizes a tab system which organizes
and makes browsing through the different analytical results a simple
task. The characterization viewer also features a thumbnail image
scroll-bar, the ability to expand images and the text write-ups
full-screen, an interactive spectral viewer for viewing EDS, FTIR,
and Raman spectra, and hyperlinks to glossary terms, other
particles, and instrumentation descriptions.

The features available at McCrone's new Atlas of Microscopic
Particles are well worth the introductory one year subscription
price of $119.95. There is also the option of a monthly subscription
for $12.95 per month, but you will soon find the usefulness of the
site warrants the savings gained by purchasing the yearly

Check it out today at <URL:>

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