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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.

Photo of the opening of IDMxS

NTU Singapore has launched the S$160 million Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science, which aims to advance the science behind analysing biomolecules through the use of information technology and data science.

Diagram showing the integrated approach for drug discovery

Researchers have developed a sample processing workflow using mass spectrometry and a modified Compound Activity Mapping platform.

Photo of the ICP sensor being placed on a forehead

A team from Carnegie Mellon University have developed methods using NIR and diffuse correlation spectroscopies to monitor intracranial pressure non-invasively.

Diagram illustrating the light generation

A new light source generates ultrashort infrared pulses at wavelengths around 12 µm with previously unattained peak intensity and stability. First experiments in vibrational spectroscopy on water demonstrate the high potential of the system for applications.

Native mass spectrometry is shown to be able to interrogate the pharmacology of the beta-1 adrenergic receptor, a G protein-coupled receptor, and has discovered the endogenous zinc ion as a positive allosteric modulator in well-studied receptor.

Photo of Varghese Chirayath and Alex Fairchild.

Physicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new technique that can measure the properties of the top-most atomic layer of materials without including information from the underlying layers.

Photo of two violins used in the investigation

IR s-SNOM has shown that the layer between the wood and varnish of two Stradivarius violins contained protein-based compounds, congregating in nano-sized patches.