Prior to the purchase of a spectrometer or other hardware, the customer is often in need of a proper study on the feasibility of applying such an optical system to obtain the desired experimental result. As the inventor of all Hettrick Scientific spectrographs and monochromators and an expert in the field of soft x-ray and extreme UV optics, Dr. Michael C. Hettrick performs such technical analyses upon request for a fixed quoted fee. The study typically culminates in a written report, summarizing the salient findings and providing the scientist/engineer with a set of practical options for achieving the desired result in a timely and economical manner.
As a paid professional consultant, Dr. Hettrick will provide an unbiased analysis. The customer may instruct that the study either be restricted to a comparison of the detailed trade-offs and optimization in applying the various instruments available for sale by Hettrick Scientific, or be a more general technical analysis not geared towards expediting a sale of our products.