Edible bird’s nest (EBN) is a highly valued food, especially in China. Due to this, there is the potential to bulk out the EBN with artificial additives to receive a higher price. This article shows yet another way in which spectroscopy is used to detect adulteration of food and prevent fraud in a quick and cost-effective manner.
Researchers at Northwestern University have created a new method (gradient-assisted multi-dimensional electronic Raman spectroscopy) to extract the static and dynamic structure of complex chemical systems. This new method uses four spectral dimensions to resolve structure to reveal hidden features of molecular structure.
Bruker Optik is the leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of Fourier Transform Infrared, Near Infrared and Raman spectrometers for various industries and applications. Whether it’s a high-end research system, a life sciences tool, a routine quality control instrument or a process analyzer, Bruker Optics offers a wide variety of innovative analytical tools for all your demanding needs....
The 2017 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award has been made to Edward I. Solomon.
The Pittcon 2017 Williams-Wright Award has been made to Slobodan Sasic.
Princeton Instruments has appointed ROSH Electroptics as their exclusive sales representative in Israel.
B&W Tek releases latest version of TOS Remote
Horiba Scientific new version of their ParticleFinder module for their LabSpec 6 Spectroscopy Suite
Laser Components has introduced 1064 nm single-mode laser diodes
Nanostructure-based lenses provide focussing and dispersion, and allow smaller devices with increased functionality.
A new approach has been shown to decrease the emission linewidth from a molecule; one of the key aims in precision spectroscopy.
There are a number of advantages of Raman microspectroscopy, including its the ease of its application, as in many cases no or very little sample preparation is needed and the experiments are performed at atmospheric pressure.
A new interpetation of Raman spectra enables biological carbon to be distinguished from other sources.
Raman spectroscopy sensor can determine which tissue layer an epidural needle is in and ensure correct delivery of the anaesthetic.
Rigaku Analytical Devices has enhanced its Progeny ResQ handheld chemical identification analyser with a new feature.
Horiba Scientific’s Omni silver TERS probes for nanoRaman systems enable all modes of TERS operation.
It is not every issue that one of our articles starts with a quotation in medieval English, and it is appropriate as two of our articles cover the use of spectroscopy in cultural heritage. This is yet another field where the rich information provided by spectroscopy, along with its non-destructive nature (for many techniques), portability and ability to generate chemical images make it the...
WITec’s RISE system for correlative Raman–scanning electron microscopy is now compatible with Zeiss’ Merlin SEM.
This article looks at the use of Raman and XRF spectroscopies to investigate the different deterioration processes caused by marine aerosols. These techniques can detect the decay compounds and the original composition of the different materials from historical buildings close to the sea, which can then be used to explain the reactions that take place on them....
New spectroscopy releases at Pittcon 2016, along with links to further information.
Entries for the IRDG Chalmers and Dent Student Travel Award for a PhD to present their research at the SciX meeting.
The Eagle Raman-S spectrometer platform from Ibsen Photonics is designed for OEM integration into weak intensity Raman solutions at 785 nm or 830 nm excitation
Renishaw have added Bruker’s Dimension Icon atomic force microscope to the range of instruments supported by their inVia confocal Raman microscope.
As you will have noticed from this issue’s cover, we are making a colourful start to 2016. In the first article on “The analytical niche for Raman spectroscopy in biological pigment research”, Daniel Thomas and Cushla McGoverin suggest that Raman spectroscopy may have a particularly valuable role in pigment biology research. Pigments are almost universal in biology and are the basis of much of...