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22 Aug 2018

A rare mineral that holds potential as a new material for industrial and medical applications has been discovered on alpine plants by Raman microscopy.

21 Aug 2018

Using spectroscopic techniques including Raman and XANES, 3.4 billion year old microfossils from Western Australia’s Strelley Pool formation have been shown to be chemically similar to modern bacteria. This all but confirms the biological origins of the fossils and ranks them among the world’s oldest.

Photo of the old cheese in its container at the excavation site in Egypt.
18 Aug 2018

As well as being inedible, LC-MS analysis has shown that 3000+ year-old cheese was contaminated with the bacterium that causes brucellosis.

14 Aug 2018

THz spectroscopy has answered seemingly simple questions about the hydration shell of charged particles which remained unanswered for a long time.

9 Aug 2018

Isotope ratio MS has shown that whale sharks, the world’s largest fish, roam less than previously thought. This greater understanding of their habits is important for their conservation.

7 Aug 2018

Multispectral imaging technology which could enable more targeted observation of environmental conditions on Earth is being developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde.

7 Aug 2018

Researchers from Kanazawa University have reported the application of a portable and efficient method for the on-site analysis of wastewaters for the quantitative analysis of their gold, platinum and palladium content.

7 Aug 2018

Columbia Engineering system could lead to a spectroscopy lab-on-a-chip for real-time sensing in the microseconds

7 Aug 2018

Waters acquires exclusive rights to desorption electrospray ionisation (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF.

6 Aug 2018

Hyperspectral imaging is being used to image wounds and could provide more information to support wound care in people with leg wounds.

2 Aug 2018

Electronic circuits are miniaturised to such an extent that quantum mechanical effects become noticeable. Using photoelectron spectrometers, solid-state physicists and material developers can discover more about such electron-based processes. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new spectrometer that works in the megahertz range.

28 Jul 2018

Direct infusion mass spectrometry has been used to distinguish between authenticated and forged manuscripts attributed to Scottish poet Robert Burns

27 Jul 2018

Metrohm AG has acquired B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries.

20 Jul 2018

Frequency modulation spectroscopy is shown to detect record low levels of OH in combustion processes.

17 Jul 2018

A study recently conducted at the circular dichroism beamline (B23) at Diamond Light Source could pave the way for a new forensic DNA profiling technique.

6 Jul 2018

Generally, only the behaviour of a single excitation and its consequences are investigated in 2D spectroscopy, but new techniques are being developed using two excitations.

8 Jun 2018

Ten times more sensitive than current techniques, the size exclusion chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry technique allows, from a blood serum sample, the simultaneous detection of different biomarkers related to cancer.

25 May 2018

Princeton Instruments and the Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) have announced a six-month collaboration on the use of Raman spectroscopy to monitor and control drug manufacturing processes.

24 May 2018

NIR spectroscopy has been shown to be a cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitoes infected with Zika virus.

23 May 2018

The winner of the 2018 Tomas Hirschfeld Award is Professor Christian Huck.

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