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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.

Figure showing ICP estimator performance on NIR spectroscopy derived average cardiac waveforms

A novel algorithm estimates intracranial pressure based on haemoglobin levels using near infrared spectroscopic cardiac pulse waveforms.

Structure of the Cantor alloy

Multi-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy at BESSY II and then the reverse Monte Carlo method to analyse the collected data have been used to study high entropy alloys.

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup

A research team has developed a new type of spectrometer which is capable of simultaneous remote sensing of atmospheric methane, water vapor and nitrous oxide.

Photo of someone with a cereal bar in one hand and a cup in the other

A new study has compared three different illumination systems for moisture prediction using hyperspectral imaging in the visible-near infrared range.

Photo of jet engine being tested

Large-scale, chemical-specific emissions information poised to aid development of greener airplane engines and fuels.

Visualisation of THz emission from high-temperature superconducting cuprates

Scientists discover anomalous emission of terahertz radiation from copper oxides in which superconductivity coexists with charge-stripe order.

IR-DOSY spectra

Infrared Diffusion-Ordered Spectroscopy separates molecules with different sizes into distinct sets of infrared peaks.

Photo of Dr Frank Streit

Shimadzu and Germany’s University Medical Center Göttingen are developing new clinical LC-MS methods for a more rapid and flexible therapeutic drug monitoring analysis.

Photo of Philip Jacob in the laboratory

Scientists have used ultrashort laser pulses to make the atoms of molecules vibrate and have gained a precise understanding of the dynamics of energy transfer that take place in the process.

At BESSY II, Auger photoelectron coincidence spectroscopy (APECS) can be used to precisely determine the localisation of d electrons in cobalt compared to nickel and copper.

Photo of pyroxene mineral

Calcium content determines the peak intensity ratio due to iron ions at Mössbauer spectra in pyroxene.

Illustration of how the IR spectrometer works

A proof-of-concept miniaturised Fourier-transform waveguide spectrometer that incorporates a sub-wavelength photodetector as a light sensor has been built.

Photo of the spectrometer chip on a gloved finger

Research involving two-dimensional semiconductors has led to an ultra-tiny spectrometer that fits on a microchip and is operated using artificial intelligence.

Diagram of core-shell structured Au@CDs present a photoinduced-enhanced oxidative stress amplification, which can be efficiently used for tumour catalytic therapy by SERS

The use of SERS to monitor the photodynamic therapy process of tumours enables understanding of the specific mechanism of the catalytic process of nanozymes.

Diagram of the of NIR single-grain high-throughput quality analysis instrument

​​​​​​​A high-throughput single-grain quality NIR detection platform has helped evaluate the eating quality of hybrid rice.

Diagram of the focusing effect of the FQ-IF drift tube

A novel focusing quadrupole ion funnel takes advantage of RF ion focusing technology in proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry and greatly improves its sensitivity.

Diagram showing the workflow of the CMS method, combining liquid chromatography, electrochemical oxidation (EC) and mass spectrometry-based quantitative measurement of protein abundance

Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and an electrochemical flow cell could spark a “paradigm shift” in biopharmaceuticals testing.

Diagram showing the electronic X, A and B states of N2+ and transitions.

Femtosecond soft X-ray spectroscopy has been used to understand lasing in the forward direction in air upon focusing intense femtosecond light pulses.

Diagram showing how Raman spectroscopy identifies E. coli persisters at the single-cell level

Raman spectroscopy identifies E. coli persisters at single-cell level and reveals their metabolic activity.