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Infrared Spectroscopy News

23 Mar 2021

FT-IR spectroscopy has been shown to be able to detect individuals by their blood profile which lays the basis for rapid diagnosis of many diseases.

23 Mar 2021

Wasatch Photonics achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification for their volume phase holographic diffraction gratings facility.

8 Mar 2021

trinamiX and Viavi Solutions have announced a joint development agreement to build an NIR spectrometer module for integration into consumer devices.

4 Feb 2021

Portable NIR technology can quantify the levels of amygdalin, the compound responsible for the bitter taste of almonds, on an industrial scale.

4 Feb 2021

A major advance in brain tumour diagnosis made by a research team from UK institutions using infrared spectroscopy at Diamond is highlighted in a short video.

22 Jan 2021

Researchers have, for the first time, measured the spectra of phonons at individual crystalline faults, and discovered the propagation of phonons near the flaws.

15 Jan 2021

A new SEIRA device has been developed that can utilise the surface tension of liquid to concentrate and trap analyte molecules at the most sensitive locations of the device structure.

11 Jan 2021

Camo Analytics, producer of the Unscrambler chemometrics software, has been acquired by Aspen Technology, Inc.

22 Dec 2020

Strong investment in photonics will help us fight infectious diseases that kill an unimaginable number of people and prepare us against future pandemics, says Dr Jürgen Popp of the Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research (LPI) that is currently under construction in Jena.

18 Dec 2020

Researchers in the UK and USA have used functional near infrared spectroscopy to discover that the cocoa flavanols found in chocolate improve brain oxygenation and cognition in healthy adults.

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7 Dec 2020

Shannon Postma has been appointed as new Managing Director of Specac Limited.

4 Dec 2020

Functional near infrared spectroscopy has been used to identify tinnitus in patients.

24 Nov 2020

Professor Peter Lay from the University of Sydney has been awarded the Australian Synchrotron Lifetime Contribution Award by ANSTO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

23 Nov 2020

The mineral olivine, thought to be a major component inside all planetary bodies, holds secrets about the early formation of the solar system, and an IR spectral region can be used to study it remotely.

12 Nov 2020

Researchers have developed a new imaging spectrometer that is much lighter and smaller than state-of-the-art instruments while maintaining the same high level of performance. Because of its small size and modular design, the new instrument has obvious applications to airborne vehicles and even planetary exploration missions.

10 Nov 2020

New virtual format for the 72nd Pittsburgh Conference.

2 Nov 2020

Howard Mark and Jerry Workman have been awarded the 2020 Gold Medal by the New York section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

2 Nov 2020

Mass spectrometry, XRF and NIR spectroscopy are being used together with voltammetry to determine the origin of ancient ceramic fragments.

30 Oct 2020

Shimadzu opened a branch office in Denmark in September, providing local support.

25 Sep 2020

Researchers combined AFM-IR and TERS to study the surfaces and interiors of viruses.