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Vitaly Buckin, Cormac Smyth

Dairy Industries International, August, pp. 15-16 (2002)

Ultrasonic spectroscopy is a new form of analysis with great potential of dairy samples in laboratory investigation. The method relies on ultrasound penetrating light-opaque materials, something which is regularly used in hospitals for scanning unborn babies and diagnosing medical conditions. However because the required sensitivity could not be achieved, ultrasound has not been used routinely as a spectroscopic technique. Dublin-based company Ultrasonic Scientific claims it has now overcome the difficulties, and has launched an ultrasonic spectrometer.

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