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15 Apr 2020

A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena has developed a quantum imaging solution that can produce detailed insights into tissue samples using extreme spectral ranges and less light.

8 Apr 2020

The authenticity of one of the world’s most expensive edible oils, argan oil, can be tested with benchtop NMR spectroscopy.

19 Mar 2020

Individual ion mass spectrometry (I2MS) can determine the exact mass of a huge range of intact proteins. It analyses the mass of each and every molecule on an individual basis.

16 Mar 2020

A vis/NIR spectrometer developed by EU researchers allows food producers to better monitor their products for the presence of acrylamide.

13 Mar 2020

Researchers of the University of Basel have developed a new method with which individual isolated molecules can be studied spectroscopically without destroying the molecule or even influencing its quantum state.

11 Mar 2020

A number of awards are presented at each annual Pittsburgh Conference honouring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. We report here those directly involved in spectroscopy.

24 Feb 2020

LC-MS/MS enables analysis of a wider range of hormones from whales and a more reliable pregnancy test.

19 Feb 2020

A new research project in partnership between academia, companies and the Netherlands Forensic Institute to develop ways to chain analytical techniques together to gain complementary information.

18 Feb 2020

Using cryogenic, ultrahigh-vacuum TERS and fine-tuning the highly localised plasmon field at the sharp tip apex has reduced the spatial resolution to 1.5 Å

18 Feb 2020

Researchers have developed a THz amplifier based on a graphene sandwich which may offer significant improvements over current options.

18 Feb 2020

Scientists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics have developed a unique laser technology for the analysis of the molecular composition of biological samples.

18 Feb 2020

An experimental fingerprint detection approach can tell whether an individual has actually consumed cocaine or simply handled it based on the presence of a metabolite.

17 Feb 2020

Researchers working at the SOLEIL synchrotron facility have observed hydrogen in its metal phase for the first time.

17 Feb 2020

Mass spectrometry imaging is offering a first step in determining the age of fingerprints from the degradation of triacylglycerols.

17 Feb 2020

Metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity are ever more common globally. In addition to genetic disposition, lifestyle contributes strongly to their prevalence. Precise monitoring methods are needed in order to, for example, evaluate how a change in diet or exercise affects disease and its metabolic characteristics.

17 Feb 2020

Chirped-pulse Fourier transform millimetre-wave spectroscopy has been used to detect the extremely short-lived transition state that occurs at the initiation of chemical reactions.

17 Feb 2020

There has been no “universal” straightforward technique that provides a full characterisation of microplastics. A new ICP-MS method looks like providing a solution.

17 Feb 2020

The state of thrombocytes in the blood of patients with cardiovascular diseases can be quickly evaluated using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).

17 Feb 2020

Many spectroscopic techniques have been used in attempts to develop a practical non-invasive glucose monitor. Will Raman spectroscopy be the answer?

16 Dec 2019

Headwall BVBA, Belgium and geo-konzept of Germany have announced the formation of a Centre for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Europe (CHRSE).