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Photo of Anne Brontë’s collection of stones
26 May 2022

Anne Brontë is renowned as a novelist, but a Raman analysis of her collection of stones has revealed her to be a skilled collector with an active interest in geology who accumulated a collection of attractive specimens before her death aged 29 in 1849.

Drawing of of protein structures
18 May 2022

Hyperpolarised water boosts signal intensities of proteins, DNA and membranes in NMR spectroscopy.

Photo of elephants in the wild
17 May 2022

Researchers have used NMR spectroscopy to conduct the first assessment of metabolites in African savanna elephants, an important step in understanding the relationship between their metabolism and health.

Diagram of the sardine effect
17 May 2022

A spectrometer is being used to measure the MOF and guest molecule absorbance of two differently polarised types of infrared light, enabling the first measurement of both guest–guest and guest–host interactions in real-time.

11 May 2022

NIREOS has been awarded a European Union grant to develop a new imaging camera based on time-domain Fourier transform spectroscopy.

9 May 2022

The award will be presented to a chemometrician, younger than 40 years of age, who has contributed significantly to the development of chemometrics in the last 5 years.

Photo of Joachim Holm
6 May 2022

The first local managing director for Shimadzu Denmark, Joachim Holm, has been appointed.

Photo of Anne-Sophie Duwez
6 May 2022

Nearly €2.5M over a period of five years has been awarded to develop research that aims to better understand how mechanical forces and chemistry affect each other by studying the rupture and reformation of basic chemical bonds.

Photo limestone in a quarry
4 May 2022

Research shows that it is possible to classify rocks according to the size of the particles they contain during quarrying, using a portable Raman spectrometer.

Inside view of the prototype of the device
4 May 2022

The new Raman spectroscopy methodology has the potential to detect infections in cystic fibrosis patients in minutes and could be expanded to target a variety of diseases and counter anti-microbial resistance.

Photo of Anika Mauel on top of spectrometer magnet
3 May 2022

Polyethylene accounts for nearly one-third of the world’s plastic waste. An interdisciplinary team from the University of Bayreuth has used NMR spectroscopy to investigate the progressive degradation of polyethylene in the environment for the first time.

Visible and terahertz images of the cross
26 Apr 2022

Terahertz imaging and signal processing techniques to look beneath the corroded surface of a 16th-century lead funerary cross.

25 Apr 2022

Optical solitons often combine into pairs with very short temporal separation. Introducing atomic vibrations in the terahertz range, researchers at the Universities of Bayreuth and Wrocław have solved the puzzle of how these temporal links are formed.

Diagram of the new supercontinuum light source operation
25 Apr 2022

A type of optical fibre with a refractive index that varies continuously across the fibre structure has been shown to yield a dramatic increase in supercontinuum power, while still preserving a smooth beam intensity profile.

Diagram comparing the OCD spectroscopy and LHSI approaches
25 Apr 2022

Researchers at Samsung developed a novel approach to inspect and measure the critical dimensions of semiconductor devices using hyperspectral imaging, with higher speed and resolution than conventional methods.

Diagram showing the basic principle for the greenhouse gas detection with air-lasing-based Raman spectroscopy.
25 Apr 2022

Air-lasing-assisted coherent Raman spectroscopy can provide quantitative measurement and simultaneous detection of two greenhouse gases, as well as the identification of CO2 isotopes.

Photo of tweezers holding a crystal
22 Apr 2022

A team from the University of Geneva has succeeded in visualising crystal nucleation with Raman microspectroscopy that was invisible until now.

21 Apr 2022

Computational imaging technologies have substantially reduced the costs of imaging systems and at the same time significantly improved their performances. Use of a Lucy-Richardson-Rosen computational reconstruction method with infrared microspectroscopy has produced 3D images.

12 Apr 2022

The Awards Committee of the Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (CNIRS) is requesting nominations and submissions for four award categories.

Photo of a demonstrator system
11 Apr 2022

Fraunhofer IAF has developed an integrable measurement system which uses machine vision to detect samples and verify them using laser-based infrared spectroscopy.