JEOL USA Press Releases

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The alcohol content of beverages is tightly regulated, and determination of alcohol content in beverages is important for labeling compliance and quality control.  Traditional testing methods for alcohol content are typically based upon measurements of physical properties such as specific gravity (relative density) and refractive index.  Standardized methods for determination of alcohol by volume use a distillation method to determine specific gravity.  Headspace gas chromatography is typically used in forensic laboratories when there is ...