Spectroscopy is widely used in forensics, but the determination of the age of documents was one application I had not considered. With a huge variety of papers and inks available, each with their own ageing profiles, and with such ageing depending on environmental factors, the determination of the age of a document is not straightforward. However, infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics may have the answer.
PhD students worldwide who have defended their thesis in the last two years are invited to apply for this award.
New versions of PLS_Toolbox and Solo 8.6 have a new interface for variable selection.
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in establishing the relationships between 200-million-year-old plants using infrared spectroscopy and statistical analysis of organic molecules in fossil leaves.
The Pittcon 2017 Williams-Wright Award has been made to Slobodan Sasic.
Menlo Systems’ TERA Image system extension for terahertz (THz) imaging has now been upgraded with the inclusion of EPINA’s ImageLab software for hyperspectral imaging.
Whilst the major components of food are usually non-fluorescent, many minor food components that affect its nutritive, compositional and technological quality are fluorescent. Given its sensitivity, ease of use and non-destructive nature, this makes it useful in many applications around monitoring food processing and in fundamental food research.