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X-ray spectroscopies have shown a higher chlorine concentration near the perovskite/TiO2 interface than throughout the rest of the perovskite film. Credit: D. Starr/HZB
15 Jul 2015

X-ray spectroscopy at BESSY II reveals inhomogenous distribution of chlorine in a special class of perovskite materials, which could help enhance efficiencies of perovskite thin film solar cells by controlled processing to optimise the chlorine distribution.

15 Jul 2015

Agilent Technologies and the Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), a research institute of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), have announced that they will collaborate on new analytical approaches to analysing specific protein-linked sugar compounds.

15 Jul 2015

Agilent Thought Leader Award supports search for biomarkers to better predict side effects of new medicines.

15 Jul 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers’ novel diffraction spectroscopy technique will provide insight to chemical processes at important battery interface.

Miniature ESR probe. Credit: NIST
15 Jul 2015

NIST has made electron spin resonance useful for exploring tiny objects for the first time, potentially enabling the decades-old technique to spot defects on computer chip surfaces or view the workings of proteins on the surface of cells.

14 Jul 2015

Archaeologists examining late period Mayan containers have identified nicotine traces from a codex-style flask, revealing the first physical evidence of tobacco use by ancient Mayans. The study published in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (doi: 10.1002/rcm.5339) reveals the flask is marked with Mayan hieroglyphics reading, “y-otoot ’u-may” (“the home of its/his/her tobacco”), making it only the second case to confirm that the text on the exterior of a Mayan vessel corresponds to its ancient use.

14 Jul 2015

A new type of terahertz sensor, that is much faster than competing technologies used to detect and identify hidden objects, has been developed by scientists at the University of Warwick, UK.

14 Jul 2015

As part of around €24.5 million in funding for the next three years, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) will establish one new Clinical Research Unit and nine new Research Units. As all DFG Research Units, the new units will collaborate interdisciplinarly and span multiple locations.

Among the new Research Units are three that may be of interest to readers (in alphabetical order by Host University).

A diagram illustrating spin-up (red) and spin-down (blue) electrons in a crystal grid. Credit: Ill.: Condensed Matter Theory Group, JGU.
14 Jul 2015

Terahertz spectroscopy enables the measurement of fundamental magnetotransport details and provides basis for advanced nanoelectronics.

In this illustration, the Quantum Dot (QD) spectrometer device is printing QD filters—a key fabrication step. Other spectrometer approaches have complicated systems in order to create the optical structures needed. Here in the QD spectrometer approach, the optical structure, QD filters, are generated by printing liquid droplets. This approach is unique and advantageous in terms of flexibility, simplicity and cost reduction. Image: Mary O’Reilly
14 Jul 2015

New spectrometer based on quantum dots is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.

14 Jul 2015

Super-eruptions are not the only type of eruption to be considered when evaluating hazards at volcanoes with protracted eruption histories, such as the Yellowstone (Wyoming), Long Valley (California), and Valles (New Mexico) calderas in the USA. There have been more than 23 effusive eruptions of rhyolite lava at Yellowstone since the last caldera-forming eruption ~640,000 years ago, all of similar or greater magnitude than the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century.

The upper cloister of Brandenburg Cathedral: Details of the wall frescos such as horses are now coming to light in spots where only traces of pigments had been discernible (left). A hyperspectral camera with specially engineered software has revealed the images (right). © Fraunhofer IFF
1 Jul 2015

The ravages of time have severely damaged the wall and ceiling frescos in the upper cloister of Brandenburg Cathedral.

18 Feb 2015

BaySpec’s OCI-UAV is an ultra-compact version of its OCI-Series Hyperspectral Imagers.

18 Feb 2015

Hamamatsu have introduced their first high-brightness deuterium (H2D2) light source, with a deuterium lamp that emits UV light at an intensity six times higher than their conventional L2D2 range of lamps.

9 Oct 2014

Perception Studio is a software suite for hyperspectral data acquisition and processing from Perception Park.

8 Mar 2012

Researchers from Purdue University in the USA have created a new imaging technology based on Raman spectroscopy that reveals subtle changes in breast tissue, representing a potential tool to determine a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and to study ways of preventing the disease.

22 Aug 2011

Researchers have used mass spectrometry imaging to uncover exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the fertilisation process.

9 Dec 2010

Malvern Panalytical‎ has produced an application note

1 Oct 2010

A team of chemists from the University of Seville, Spain, has managed to distinguish between different kinds of tea leaves on the basis of their mineral content and by using artificial neural networks.

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