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8 Aug 2015

Dietary supplements may can contain a number of unexpected substances, including the active ingredient in Viagra, as detected by a LC-MS technique.

Schematic of the workflow of the Lab-on-a-Disc device
8 Aug 2015

A Lab-on-a-Disc platform combined with Raman microscopy and developed by a German and Irish team of researchers can dramatically cut the time to detect bacterial species that cause urinary tract infections—a major cause of sepsis—from 24 hours to within 70 minutes.

7 Aug 2015

Germanium immersion gratings could enable smaller, higher-efficiency infrared spectrometers for astronomy and other applications.

The spectrum with theoretical assignments shows the vibrational energy levels of HCCCN+
5 Aug 2015

Researchers in Beijing have obtained new energy readings for cyanoacetylene molecules using ZEKE spectroscopy, with significant implications for understanding the electronic structure of organic molecules.

Schematic of an all-fibre laser capable of producing few-cycle pulses.
4 Aug 2015

Graphene Flagship researchers have developed an optical fibre laser that emits pulses with durations equivalent to just a few wavelengths of the light used. This fastest ever device based on graphene will be ideal for use in ultrafast spectroscopy, and in surgical lasers that avoid heat damage to living tissue.

Photo of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
31 Jul 2015

GC-MS results from the Philae lander module from the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have have revealed several differences from previous observations of comets and from current models.

Photo of an earthworm
30 Jul 2015

Thanks to MALDI-MS imaging, scientists have discovered how earthworms can digest plant material, such as fallen leaves, that would defeat most other herbivores.

29 Jul 2015

Scientists at Loughborough University hope their early trials of a new technique based on LIBS could assist a crackdown on stone theft.

28 Jul 2015

Diseases like Alzheimer’s are caused when proteins aggregate and clump together. Using atomic force microscopy and infrared spectroscopy, EPFL scientists have successfully distinguished between the disease-causing aggregation forms of proteins. The finding can help change pharmaceutical treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

23 Jul 2015

LC/MS-MS method enables highly sensitive detection for animal species verification in Halal foods.

Dr Sergey Prikhodko in his laboratory.
23 Jul 2015

UCLA, USA, are combining Raman microscopy with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to study archaeological textiles and fibres.

22 Jul 2015

Mark Venske has joined Block Engineering as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Photo of Diwaker Jha
21 Jul 2015

Synchrotron X-ray imaging of rocks is heping to save papers of the past.

Ultrafast spectroscopy laboratory
21 Jul 2015

Using ultrafast spectroscopy EPFL scientists have given a boost for spintronic technologies, showing that electrons can jump through spins much faster than previously thought.

Visitors at a poster session
21 Jul 2015

Nano-Spectroscopy and Bio-Imaging is a free-to-attend conference in October 2015 held in Coventry, UK.

Photo of Debra Hallto
21 Jul 2015

Guided Wave has hired Debra Hallto in the position of VP Sales & Marketing.

21 Jul 2015

Laser ablation resonance ionisation mass spectrometry may be the answer to ageing rocks found during space missions to the Moon or other planets.

Student Elise Ramleth Østli and PhD candidate Federico Mazzola check their experiment. As part of her master’s project at NTNU, Elise Ramleth Østli spent time in Stockholm, studying the tubes used with intravenous catheters. Back at NTNU, she contacted Justin Wells at the Department of Physics, asking if he was interested in continuing studies on these types of medical materials. Photo: Per Henning/NTNU
18 Jul 2015

Silver is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy, but this silver coating can break down drugs. With the help of XPS, researchers have found a graphene coating that will help boost the effect of chemotherapy.

Microtip arrays are placed into copper pucks (shown labelled 1718) and then loaded onto carousels that are then placed in the instrument for analysis. Material experiments rely on the principle of field evaporation, whereby a strong electric field is applied to the sharply pointed specimen sufficient to cause removal of atoms by ionisation. (Photo: US Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman)
17 Jul 2015

The US Naval Research Laboratory has a new Local Electrode Atom Probe instrument to help in the engineering of new materials.

16 Jul 2015

The Center for Structural Biology and Bioinformatics at the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB) has developed expertise in the analysis of biological molecules using infrared spectroscopy. Now, with the help of Scottish microarray instrumentation company, Arrayjet, the Center has integrated microarray technology to speed up and enhance the analysis of bio molecules such as proteins, which are exposed to hundreds of experimental conditions on a single chip using infrared imaging.

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