Fundamentals and Algorithms

On the part of the basic research in spectroscopic analysis, the prerequisites for the parallelization of processes as well as the in-line capability of measuring methods need to be created. The basics of classical analysis consist of the separation of substances (HPLC or specific adsorption) and the detection of the substance on mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy or similar. However, these steps are often performed in a time-lagged maner (eg.taking samples locally, then processing by a central laboratory), which is often cannot be implemented in the context of the respective fields of application (eg Life Science / Point of Care diagnostics or hazardous substance analysis).

On the part of the basic research in the spectroscopic analysis, the prerequisite for the parallelization of processes as well as the in-line capability of measuring methods have to be created. One concern is thus the tailor-made combination of separation techniques and spectroscopy for specific problems to be addressed. Furthermore, the implementation of spectroscopic techniques in macro- and micro fluidic systems.

The use of complementary spectroscopic or combination of spectroscopic with e.g. electrochemical processes to obtain accurate information. The combination of spectroscopy with chemometric methods and their establishment for the analysis of complex mixtures. Concealed within are a number of issues, which are initially assigned to the area of basic research, but will be transferred to application as soon as possible as part of the network PPA. These are attributable to both the apparatus region and the necessary evaluation algorithms.