Diffuse reflectance mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy identifies key variations in Alaskan soils, quickly providing insights into carbon levels.
Ibsen Photonics has announced the Freedom C series of compact, high-resolution OEM spectrometers.
Raman, infrared, x-ray photoelectron and ultraviolet/visible spectroscopies are being used at the University of Liverpool to help develop better energy storage devices.
NIR hyperspectral imaging can be used to control the addition of seed treatment products to monitor dosage levels and coverage.
Tony Davies continues his quest to find out what you all need to work more efficiently. You will remember that in the last issue, Tony introduced his survey to discover what developments were needed in spectroscopy by readers. Some of the initial responses are explored, and Tony finds that he has opened a “can of worms”.
The upgraded Ocean FX miniature spectrometer has increased acquisition speed, high-sensitivity CMOS detector performance and integration times down to 10 µs.
Different spectroscopic techniques have been combined to provide additional and complementary information for decades. Increasingly, this is being expanded beyond just two techniques and may include spatial/imaging information as well. All of which bring their own challenges. In “Multimodal imaging of cells and tissues: all photons are welcome”, David Perez-Guaita, Kamila Kochana Anja Rüther,...
Shimadzu has released the IRSpirit series of FT-IR spectrophotometers. The two new systems provide the same sample compartment width as Shimadzu’s standard model while being only one-third of its size. They both are capable of using either Shimadzu’s accessories or optional products from other manufacturers.
Observing the crucial first few femtoseconds of photochemical reactions requires tools typically not available in the femtochemistry toolkit. Such dynamics are now within reach with the instruments provided by attosecond science. In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from Max Born Institute for Nonlinear...
Bruker has launched the Alpha II, the latest in the Alpha series of compact FT-IR spectrometers, with fully-automated test routines for operational qualification (OQ) and performance validation (PQ).
We are sad to report the passing of Dietmar Schoeffel.
Call for Nominations for the Norman Sheppard Award made by the Infrared and Raman Discussion Group.
Researchers from Umeå University in Sweden have described a new method based on molecular spectroscopy to study biochemical changes that occur in the pancreas during the development of diabetes.
The newMicroNIR™ tablet probe from Viavi Solutions enables rapid analysis of pharmaceutical tablets and pills, food manufacturing and seed quality.
New transportable FT-NIR spectrometer with three sampling modules for a range of qualitative, quantitative and adulterant screening applications.
PANalytical has appointed Aimil Ltd as the authorised representative for ASD NIR products in India.
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in establishing the relationships between 200-million-year-old plants using infrared spectroscopy and statistical analysis of organic molecules in fossil leaves.
Achema 2018 is inviting contributions to the Achema Congress and the PRAXISforums; deadline 22 September 2017.
A cooperation between Messe München India and the Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) will collocate events jointly representing 600+ global and Indian companies.
Colette Germon, Tony Davies and Paul Jones look at “Combining teaching chemometrics, with attenuated total reflection–infrared spectroscopy and food authentication”. They describe a teaching project based around the detection of food fraud. It is a good example of teaching spectroscopic data handling and advanced analysis techniques. They have investigated how adulteration and...
The new supercontinuum laser from NKT Photonics provides light in the mid-IR region from 0.9 µm to 4.2 µm.
Enhancements of photoacoustic spectroscopy enable analysis of single melanoma cells and improved detection of melanoma.
IRsweep have introduced the IRspectrometer, a table-top, frequency comb spectrometer with µs time-resolution, a large spectral bandwidth and high spectral resolution.
Simple, cost-effective FT-IR microscope with a large field of view aimed at non-expert users. Library searches can be performed via the OMNIC software. Applications include contaminants in food products, identification of defects in plastics, polymers, paints etc., and in teaching labs.
The Pixie is a portable hydraulic press for making KBr pellets. it has a small footprint for limited bench-space environments and glove boxes, and for storability. It has a 7-mm diameter die, integrated force gauge and applied force up to 2.5 tons, as well as an easy-to-use, ergonomic design.
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