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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.

X-ray spectroscopies have shown a higher chlorine concentration near the perovskite/TiO2 interface than throughout the rest of the perovskite film. Credit: D. Starr/HZB
15 Jul 2015

X-ray spectroscopy at BESSY II reveals inhomogenous distribution of chlorine in a special class of perovskite materials, which could help enhance efficiencies of perovskite thin film solar cells by controlled processing to optimise the chlorine distribution.

15 Jul 2015

Agilent Technologies and the Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), a research institute of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), have announced that they will collaborate on new analytical approaches to analysing specific protein-linked sugar compounds.

15 Jul 2015

Agilent Thought Leader Award supports search for biomarkers to better predict side effects of new medicines.

15 Jul 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers’ novel diffraction spectroscopy technique will provide insight to chemical processes at important battery interface.

Miniature ESR probe. Credit: NIST
15 Jul 2015

NIST has made electron spin resonance useful for exploring tiny objects for the first time, potentially enabling the decades-old technique to spot defects on computer chip surfaces or view the workings of proteins on the surface of cells.

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