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26 Nov 2015

Scientists at EPFL have shown how a light-induced force can amplify the sensitivity and resolution of SERS for the study of single molecules.

Photo of J-Xin Cheng in his lab. (Vincent Walter/Purdue University image)
24 Nov 2015

A team of researchers has demonstrated a new type of imaging system based on Raman spectroscopy that reveals the chemical composition of living tissue for medical diagnostics and cellular studies.

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20 Nov 2015

Horiba Scientific has announced that Francis Ndi, current Export Manager, has been promoted to Product Line Manager for the Optical Spectroscopy Division (OSD).

20 Nov 2015

Oerlikon today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its Leybold Vacuum business to Atlas Copco. The transaction is based on a valuation of CHF 525 million and is expected to close by middle of the year 2016.

17 Nov 2015

Applied Rigaku Technologies has appointed Koehler Instrument Company as global distributor for the petroleum industry.

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16 Nov 2015

Bruker Corporation has appointed Dr Robert Rosenthal to its Board of Directors.

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27 Oct 2015

Searching for the precise, complexly folded three-dimensional structure of a protein can be a long, intensive process with uncertain direction. A technique based on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy offers a solution.

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15 Oct 2015

Dr Rene Lenggenhager has been appointed President of the Bruker BioSpin Group. He has extensive management experience in international high-tech companies and in the scientific instruments industry.

9 Oct 2015

The combination of X-ray structure analysis, infrared spectroscopy and computer simulations has been used to study the switch proteins Ran and Ras with subatomic resolution.

7 Oct 2015

Using Raman spectroscopy and statistical analysis, an international group of scientists has succeeded in taking nanoscale measurements of the strain present at each pixel on the surface of graphene. The researchers also obtained a high-resolution view of the chemical properties of the graphene surface.

7 Oct 2015

A metamaterial absorber capable of highly sensitive infrared detection enhances the spectroscopy of tiny molecular details.

Photo of Michael Kurczy, Mingliang Fang and H. Paul Benton
6 Oct 2015

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that gas chromatography mass spectrometry fundamentally alters the samples it analyses.

6 Oct 2015

Kidney stones rank among the most common illnesses. Their recurrence may be prevented with the right post-operative care. However, for this to be effective, the composition of the stones needs to be known. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a Raman spectroscopy based system for rapid analysis of urinary stones immediately after the surgical procedure.

24 Sep 2015

Agilent Technologies has announced the opening of a new centre for life science research in partnership with Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. The Carleton Mass Spectrometry Center, located in the university’s department of chemistry, is equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatography systems, and bioinformatics tools from Agilent. It will be an analytical resource for researchers and industrial partners across Canada.

23 Sep 2015

Collaboration to produce commercially available assays that quantitatively measure phosphorylated and unmodified proteins known to be involved in cancer signalling pathways.

Diagram showing the emission spectrum of the laser and molecular fingerprint regions
22 Sep 2015

A new infrared light source with unprecedented sensitivity allows molecular fingerprints of cancer cells.

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22 Sep 2015

A team of bioinformaticians at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, led by Professor Sebastian Böcker, together with their collaborators from the Aalto-University in Espoo, Finland, have developed a search engine that significantly simplifies the identification of molecular structures of metabolites. They describe their search engine “CSI:FingerID” in a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Schematic of the TERS apparatus and the catalytic reaction studied
21 Sep 2015

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK has used tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to map catalytic reactions at the nanoscale for the first time.

21 Sep 2015

A Lawrence Livermore engineer has been awarded $570,000 through the US Department of Energy SunShot initiative to explore spectroscopic technology as a means of detecting moisture build-up in solar cells.

21 Sep 2015

Bruker has announced five orders for ultra-high field (UHF) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy systems from Europe and Brazil in recent months. These UHF systems have been funded for cutting-edge NMR research in structural biology, intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), membrane proteins, macro-molecular complexes and interactions, cell biology, disease research, as well as in advanced materials research. Bruker defines UHF as NMR systems with 1H proton frequency of 900 MHz or above.