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9 Feb 2021

Scientists from the University of Stuttgart report on the construction and performance of a µm-sized spectrometer: far smaller than a smartphone camera!

9 Feb 2021

A new study reports an optimised approach to using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for analysing hydrogen isotopes. The new findings could enable improved rapid identification and measurement of hydrogen and other light isotopes that are important in nuclear reactor materials and other applications.

5 Feb 2021

Curling wands and flat irons can damage the keratin proteins that make up about 85% of our hair, now the process can be observed as it happens with synchrotron vacuum-UV radiation.

4 Feb 2021

Portable NIR technology can quantify the levels of amygdalin, the compound responsible for the bitter taste of almonds, on an industrial scale.

4 Feb 2021

Near infrared hyperspectral imaging combined with machine learning can differentiate cancerous and normal tissue in tumours in deep tissue and covered by a mucosal layer.

4 Feb 2021

A major advance in brain tumour diagnosis made by a research team from UK institutions using infrared spectroscopy at Diamond is highlighted in a short video.

27 Jan 2021

Kanazawa University scientists have used computer simulations of charged molecules to help improve the accuracy of mass spectrometers. By understanding the collisions between ions that reduce excess charges, this work may lead to more sensitive radiocarbon dating and medical testing.

26 Jan 2021

Researchers have developed a method to modify the spectral width of extreme-ultraviolet light. By employing a novel phase-matching scheme in four-wave mixing, they can compress the spectral width of the initial broadband light by more than hundred times.

26 Jan 2021

A research project at the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast is to use mass spectrometry to tackle bovine mastitis and reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics on dairy farms.

Image of the optical fibre resonator compared to the size of a Euro Cent coin.
25 Jan 2021

Scientists at the University of Bonn have built optical fibre filters in a very simple way. They are not only extremely compact and stable, but also colour-tuneable.

25 Jan 2021

With forest fires becoming increasingly prevalent and severe due to climate change, a detailed understanding of the composition of their smoke is important.

22 Jan 2021

Researchers have, for the first time, measured the spectra of phonons at individual crystalline faults, and discovered the propagation of phonons near the flaws.

21 Jan 2021

A new study has improved a chemical sensing chip based on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) that aims to identify drugs and other trace chemicals quickly and accurately.

15 Jan 2021

Researchers from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) have used 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure the function of mitochondria in patients with motor neuron disease.

15 Jan 2021

Does a new company have the answer to the non-invasive glucose monitoring question?

15 Jan 2021

A new SEIRA device has been developed that can utilise the surface tension of liquid to concentrate and trap analyte molecules at the most sensitive locations of the device structure.

15 Jan 2021

Researchers have shown that Raman spectroscopy can help in the early detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma.

15 Jan 2021

An EU research project, CARMEN, aims to develop a multimodal imaging system capable of detecting cancerous cells during surgery.

11 Jan 2021

Camo Analytics, producer of the Unscrambler chemometrics software, has been acquired by Aspen Technology, Inc.

8 Jan 2021

Researchers from Osaka University have developed a new MSI method for brain tissue analysis in high spatial resolution that requires no sample preparation.

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