Researchers have reported a new development of hyperspectral infrared nanoimaging. It is based on Fourier transform infrared nanospectroscopy (nano-FT-IR) and enables highly sensitive spectroscopic imaging of chemical composition with nanoscale spatial resolution.
Headwall introduces the Hyperspec Chlorphyll Fluorescence sensor which collects data from 670 nm to 780nm
Miniaturised spectral sensing system on a chip
We all know how spectroscopy and other analytical technologies have played important roles in detecting fraud and in authentication. Paper collages, or photomontages, are part of the art market that is seeing much interest amongst collectors. It is difficult to detect forgeries just through expertise. The use of NIR imaging offers a number of ways to identify forgeries or authenticate the...
Researcher from the Graphene Flagship have developed a novel graphene-based infrared (IR) detector demonstrating record high sensitivity for thermal detection. Graphene’s unique attributes pave the way for high-performance IR imaging and spectroscopy.
The HySpex Mjolnir-1024 from Norsk Elektro Optik is a hyperspectral camera for UAV applications.
Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging of Paleolithic cave etchings, 14th century paintings in a church and a mid-20th century Italian painting are all described. This helps demonstrate the versatility of the technique as well as its potential in cultural heritage preservation.
Remote simultaneous 3D and spectral imaging will provide direct identification of surface rust and corrosion on structures including bridges and pylons.
The Hypercore has been designed for UAV airborne applications
Imec has introduced a new range of hyperspectral sensors and cameras with extended spectral range, from the visible to the near infrared.
Telops’ Hyper-Cam Methane is an imaging Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer for remote sensing of methane (CH4).
Terahertz imaging technology has the potential to help conservationists and academics better understand the history behind cultural artefacts.
Andor Technology has announced the launch of the new, enhanced iKon-M 912 back-illuminated CCD camera.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK has used tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to map catalytic reactions at the nanoscale for the first time.
A Lawrence Livermore engineer has been awarded $570,000 through the US Department of Energy SunShot initiative to explore spectroscopic technology as a means of detecting moisture build-up in solar cells.
SPECIM have introduced the new range of AisaKESTREL pushbroom hyperspectral sensor systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They are built to the same data quality requirements as SPECIM’s AisaEAGLE and AisaFENIX sensors and have a ground sample distance (GSD) of 5–10 cm which is the same as other airborne sensor technologies like orthophoto cameras and LiDARs, with which hyperspectral...
Andor Technology has announced the launch of the new, enhanced iKon-M 912 back-illuminated CCD camera, offering high dynamic range and low noise performance. The 512 × 512 CCD array with 24-μm pixels has been optimised for extremely high well depth and maximum photon collection per pixel. The ultrasensitive camera delivers up to 95% QE, 3 e– read noise and a superb 300,000 e–...
Research from Rice University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Kansas State University in the USA has used super-resolution microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to characterize such nanoscale spaces in chromatography media.
Renishaw recently broke ground on its new 133,000 ft2 office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, IL, USA, about 40 miles from Chicago. The two-storey facility will be located at the Oakview Business Park and will be the company’s North American headquarters. The new building, planned to be ready in June 2016, will also include space for product development, testing, warehousing...
SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Oy Ltd, has received 5.3 M€ of financing to ensure its growth. The financing package consists of venture capital financing by Teknoventure Oy of Oulu, Finland, and R&D financing by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The company, which was founded in 1995 by three former researchers of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, is known for its...
Mark Tobin and colleagues describe “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and imaging of dragonfly, damselfly and cicada wing membranes”. Insects and plants have evolved highly specialised surfaces such as being highly water repellent or superhydrophobic, which also confers self cleaning properties. This is of interest to materials scientists to help in the development of manufactured...
Watch the imprint of a tyre track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Using imaging mass spectrometry, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists something they have long wished for: a way to date fingerprints.
Raman microscopy is being used alongside high-resolution X-ray diffraction to unpick the reasons for crystallographic defects in SiC bulk crystal and epitaxial film, which limit the commercialisation of SiC devices.
Inno-Spec are introducing the OrangeEye Lab, a laboratory spectral imaging camera for the visible and very near infrared regions, with a spectral range of 500–950 nm. It is based on a pushbroom imager with an internal scanning unit to acquire complete hyperspectral data cubes. It has integrated broadband LED illumination optimised for the spectral range. The camera is small and light weight...
Princeton Instruments has added the ProEM-HS:1024BX3 to its line of high-speed EMCCD cameras. This is a 1024 × 1024-pixel back-illuminated EMCCD camera with eXcelon technology for low-light imaging and spectroscopy applications. It offers a combination of high sensitivity (>95% QE) and fringe suppression in the NIR as well as single-photon sensitivity. With 30 MHz readout capability, the...