Remembering where we came from, points out author Alex Haley in Roots, helps us know who we are today. The roots of spectroscopy are closely intertwined with those of Bausch & Lomb-ARL, known to the industry for more than 45 years as Applied Research Laboratories. A member
of Bausch & Lomb's Instrument Group, ARL today is a major multinational supplier of spectrochemical instruments in the optical emission, inductively coupled plasma (ICP), X-ray fluorescence and diffraction, microanalysis, and scanning electron microscopy fields. Its story begins with a
graduate student's dream—which, unlike most dreams, came true.
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