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The upconversion process and IR spectra

This ultrafast infrared spectroscopy method would fulfil many unmet needs in experimental molecular science, revealing various high-speed phenomena in detail.

Photo of the water scanner

PiQuant- Co., Ltd, a spectroscopy-based environmental IoT company, has won the CES 2023 Innovation Award from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) of America.

Photo of the installed instrument

WITec GmbH has delivered a new instrument to the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) Baden-Württemberg.

Diagram of resonance ionisation mass spectrometry

New results using could significantly improve resonance ionisation mass spectrometry ultra-trace analysis of plutonium isotopes.

Diagram showing the calculation

A new method to evaluate the diameter of X-ray microbeams, based on mathematical analysis, can be used to calculate beam diameters more accurately than the previously used conventional methods.

Overview of the model system

Scientists at Stockholm University have proposed a non-linear spectroscopic technique to investigate the coupled nuclear electronic dynamics in a photo-excited molecule.

Diagram of the analysis procedure

A new analytical platform based on liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and software analysis quantifies the structure of messenger RNA (mRNA) based medicines.

The IRDG’s two student travel awards are now open for applications: the Chalmers & Dent Student Travel Award and the Francis Dunstan Travel Awards.

Raman images of living cells

New method offers high-throughput chemical imaging hundreds of times faster than traditional approach.

Photos of Dr Wilhelm Kaenders (Founder & Member of the executive board of TOPTICA Photonics AG), Dr Nicholas Traynor (Founder and President of Azurlight Systems who will become President of TOPTICA Photonics SAS) and Dr Juergen Stuhler (Vice President Quantum Technologies at TOPTICA Photonics AG who will become General Manager of TOPTICA Photonics SAS).

TOPTICA Photonics AG has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the majority of the shares of French fibre laser technology company Azurlight Systems SAS.

Temporal trace of a THz pulse with PM at 5 THz measured by EOS in GaP

Between 5 THz and 12 THz, stable, continuously tuneable, energetic fs pulses are challenging to come by but diamonds can be used to fill the gap.

Imec’s snapscan VNIR 150 camera mounted on a surgical microscope

A hyperspectral camera has been  mounted on a standard OR-approved surgical microscope for in vivo detection of low-grade gliomas.

Photo of Zhe Zhu and graduate student working in the lab

Work by a group of UConn researchers represents an effort to overcome communication challenges and provide a new framework in the emerging field of land change science.

Photo of πNIRS in action

The πNIRS technique could revolutionise medical diagnostics, including monitoring of strokes and Alzheimer’s disease.

X-ray fluorescence spectra at 1, 3, 5 and 3600 seconds.

A new method by applying Bayesian estimation to X-ray fluorescence analysis can dramatically reduce the analysis time.

Visualisation of ISO 14001

Hiden Analytical has gained the ISO 14001:2015 environmental accreditation.

Photo of Asteroid Ryugu

The UK’s national synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, was used by a large, international collaboration to study grains collected from a near-Earth asteroid, using XANES, to further our understanding of the evolution of our solar system.

Diagram of the analysis process

Methods for sensitive local surface evaluation and rapid surface property mapping of Si are still lacking and urgently needed, and now may be solved by THz spectroscopy.

A consortium led by the University of Warwick has been awarded £17 M to procure the UK’s most powerful NMR instrument at 1.2 GHz.

Conceptual illustration of the strategies used to achieve the miniature spectrometer chip

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.