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24 Jan 2019

Plastics recycling is complicated by the need to recycle similar plastics together. The presence of flame retardants in plastics also needs to be identified, and NIR hyperspectral imaging can do this.

21 Jan 2019

A new sensor fusion technique based on X-ray and 3D imaging promises improvements to the 3D modelling of mineral resources and more efficient sorting of precious metals.

21 Jan 2019

When assessing a burn patient, doctors use factors such as the depth and size of the burn, as well as the time required for re-epithelialisation. Another, possibly more accurate way to classify burn severity has been developed through analysing the proteome of blister fluid by mass spectrometry.

21 Jan 2019

Researchers at MIT have developed a way to dramatically enhance the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy using pulsed dynamic nuclear polarisation.

18 Jan 2019

Scientists from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy have carried out the first attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy (ATAS) experiment on a polyatomic molecule.

16 Jan 2019

Research at NPL has revealed unusual qualities in light with future applications for synchronously pumped optical frequency comb generation and resonator-based sensor technologies.

15 Jan 2019

A range of components for miniaturised mid-IR gas sensors from source to detector have been developed by the Horizon 2020 project MIREGAS.

14 Jan 2019

Pairs of negatively charged phosphate groups and positive magnesium ions represent a key structural feature of DNA and RNA embedded in water. Vibrations of phosphate groups via 2D-IR spectroscopy have now been established as selective probes of such contact pairs and allow for a mapping of interactions and structure on the ultrafast time scales of molecular dynamics.

11 Jan 2019

EU grant worth EUR 2 million for the development of a new approach in optical spectroscopy of the superheavy elements.

11 Jan 2019

A new method to measure circular dichroism in real-time (1 ps to 1 ns) allows measurements into the deep UV.

10 Jan 2019

A miniature food scanner based on NIR spectroscopy will allow consumers and supermarket operators to determine the ripeness and shelf life of produce and display the results via an app.

9 Jan 2019

Timegate Instruments, manufacturer of time-gated Raman spectroscopy instruments, has raised funding of 2.6 M€ for product and business development.

9 Jan 2019

Matthias Kling is to head a new research group in Ultrafast X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.

9 Jan 2019

The NeoSpectra-Micro chip-scale, near infrared spectral sensor has been customised for use in Henkel Beauty Care’s Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab Smart Analyzer for hairdressers.

4 Jan 2019

A table-top, laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window has been combined with novel flatjet technology for simultaneous probing of carbon and nitrogen atoms in organic molecules in aqueous solution.

21 Dec 2018

Headwall Photonics has appointed Christian Felsheim as Business Development and OEM Account Manager for the European region.

Photo of John Chalmers receiving the Award from Karen Faulds
21 Dec 2018

At the IRDG Christmas Meeting held at University College London, the 2018 Norman Sheppard Award of the UK’s IRDG was presented to John Chalmers.

19 Dec 2018

A Finnish nanosatellite has now reached space equipped with the world’s smallest infrared hyperspectral camera and returned its first images.

14 Dec 2018

Scientists at the Laser Zentrum Hannover have measured zinc samples at a pressure of 600 bar using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, demonstrating that the LIBS system developed at the LZH is suitable for use at water depths of up to 6000 m.

12 Dec 2018

The synchrotron radiation-based technique, 57Fe nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy, has been used to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes.

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