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27 Jul 2020

Merck has acquired Resolution Spectra Systems, a company producing Raman spectroscopy instrumentation for bioprocess analytical monitoring.

10 Jun 2020

Electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy have shown the mechanism by which microorganisms are able to extract water from the rocks they colonise.

18 May 2020

A sandwich of molybdenum, sulfur and selenium turns out to be well suited as a SERS substrate.

6 May 2020

Congratulations to Yuki Ozaki on the announcement of his latest award.

30 Apr 2020

Every year, the WITec Paper Award competition recognises three exceptional peer-reviewed publications that feature results acquired with a WITec microscope.The 2020 Paper Awards go to researchers from Japan, Poland and Austria.

20 Apr 2020

Applications are invited for these prestigious awards administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust.

11 Mar 2020

A number of awards are presented at each annual Pittsburgh Conference honouring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. We report here those directly involved in spectroscopy.

19 Feb 2020

A new research project in partnership between academia, companies and the Netherlands Forensic Institute to develop ways to chain analytical techniques together to gain complementary information.

18 Feb 2020

Using cryogenic, ultrahigh-vacuum TERS and fine-tuning the highly localised plasmon field at the sharp tip apex has reduced the spatial resolution to 1.5 Å

17 Feb 2020

The state of thrombocytes in the blood of patients with cardiovascular diseases can be quickly evaluated using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).

17 Feb 2020

Many spectroscopic techniques have been used in attempts to develop a practical non-invasive glucose monitor. Will Raman spectroscopy be the answer?

16 Dec 2019

Quantitative phase microscopy and Raman spectroscopy provide a label-free way to extract biomarkers based on cellular morphology and intracellular content.

7 Oct 2019

Using ultrashort pulsed laser technology, infrared and Raman spectroscopy can be performed simultaneously.

5 Sep 2019

Tip-enhanced “resonance” Raman scattering can be used to investigate a specific chemical structure at nanoscale and even at the single-molecule level, and also provides a new approach for the atomic-scale optical characterisation of local electronic states.

3 Sep 2019

Shimadzu has opened a branch office in Sweden, which will market Shimadzu’s full range of analytical instrumentation solutions.

12 Aug 2019

The technique can identify cancerous thyroid cells with 97 % accuracy, and also showed that subtypes could be identified by their spectral differences.

12 Aug 2019

By being resident on-site at a hydrothermal vent for 12 months, InVADER will capture transient events and provide unprecedented spatial and temporal access to a deep ocean hydrothermal system.

23 Jul 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Norman Sheppard Award are invited.

17 Apr 2019

The ABS Trust is seeking applications for the Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award and the new Edward Steers bursary, both open to early career scientists.

31 Jan 2019

imec have developed an on-chip solution for Raman spectroscopy that could be used to manufacture high-performance, handheld Raman devices; perhaps even in smartphones.