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Conceptual illustration of the strategies used to achieve the miniature spectrometer chip
5 Dec 2022

A team led by P.C. Ku and Qing Qu has developed a miniature, paper-thin spectrometer measuring 0.16 mm2 that can also withstand harsh environments.

Photo of the opening of IDMxS
5 Dec 2022

NTU Singapore has launched the S$160 million Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science, which aims to advance the science behind analysing biomolecules through the use of information technology and data science.

Diagram showing the integrated approach for drug discovery
5 Dec 2022

Researchers have developed a sample processing workflow using mass spectrometry and a modified Compound Activity Mapping platform.

Photo of the ICP sensor being placed on a forehead
5 Dec 2022

A team from Carnegie Mellon University have developed methods using NIR and diffuse correlation spectroscopies to monitor intracranial pressure non-invasively.

Diagram illustrating the light generation
5 Dec 2022

A new light source generates ultrashort infrared pulses at wavelengths around 12 µm with previously unattained peak intensity and stability. First experiments in vibrational spectroscopy on water demonstrate the high potential of the system for applications.

15 Nov 2022

Native mass spectrometry is shown to be able to interrogate the pharmacology of the beta-1 adrenergic receptor, a G protein-coupled receptor, and has discovered the endogenous zinc ion as a positive allosteric modulator in well-studied receptor.

Photo of Varghese Chirayath and Alex Fairchild.
14 Nov 2022

Physicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new technique that can measure the properties of the top-most atomic layer of materials without including information from the underlying layers.

Photo of two violins used in the investigation
4 Nov 2022

IR s-SNOM has shown that the layer between the wood and varnish of two Stradivarius violins contained protein-based compounds, congregating in nano-sized patches.

Figure showing ICP estimator performance on NIR spectroscopy derived average cardiac waveforms
3 Nov 2022

A novel algorithm estimates intracranial pressure based on haemoglobin levels using near infrared spectroscopic cardiac pulse waveforms.

Structure of the Cantor alloy
2 Nov 2022

Multi-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy at BESSY II and then the reverse Monte Carlo method to analyse the collected data have been used to study high entropy alloys.

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup
2 Nov 2022

A research team has developed a new type of spectrometer which is capable of simultaneous remote sensing of atmospheric methane, water vapor and nitrous oxide.

Photo of someone with a cereal bar in one hand and a cup in the other
28 Oct 2022

A new study has compared three different illumination systems for moisture prediction using hyperspectral imaging in the visible-near infrared range.

Photo of jet engine being tested
28 Oct 2022

Large-scale, chemical-specific emissions information poised to aid development of greener airplane engines and fuels.

Visualisation of THz emission from high-temperature superconducting cuprates
28 Oct 2022

Scientists discover anomalous emission of terahertz radiation from copper oxides in which superconductivity coexists with charge-stripe order.

IR-DOSY spectra
28 Oct 2022

Infrared Diffusion-Ordered Spectroscopy separates molecules with different sizes into distinct sets of infrared peaks.

Photo of Dr Frank Streit
27 Oct 2022

Shimadzu and Germany’s University Medical Center Göttingen are developing new clinical LC-MS methods for a more rapid and flexible therapeutic drug monitoring analysis.

Photo of Philip Jacob in the laboratory
26 Oct 2022

Scientists have used ultrashort laser pulses to make the atoms of molecules vibrate and have gained a precise understanding of the dynamics of energy transfer that take place in the process.

26 Oct 2022

At BESSY II, Auger photoelectron coincidence spectroscopy (APECS) can be used to precisely determine the localisation of d electrons in cobalt compared to nickel and copper.

Photo of pyroxene mineral
26 Oct 2022

Calcium content determines the peak intensity ratio due to iron ions at Mössbauer spectra in pyroxene.

Illustration of how the IR spectrometer works
26 Oct 2022

A proof-of-concept miniaturised Fourier-transform waveguide spectrometer that incorporates a sub-wavelength photodetector as a light sensor has been built.