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10 Sep 2018

Machine learning techniques using a combination of the layer clustering and decision tree methods aids prediction of spectra.

21 Aug 2018

Using spectroscopic techniques including Raman and XANES, 3.4 billion year old microfossils from Western Australia’s Strelley Pool formation have been shown to be chemically similar to modern bacteria. This all but confirms the biological origins of the fossils and ranks them among the world’s oldest.

27 Apr 2018

Applications for this prestigious award are invited by 30 November 2018.

26 Apr 2018

Specac has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade.

21 Mar 2018

Synchrotron analysis using X-ray spectroscopies shows potentially harmful metals from implants can find their way into human organs.

9 Mar 2018

A combination of synchrotron techniques at the UK’s Diamond Light Source is being used to research the effect of conservation choices on corrosion of iron cannonballs from the Tudor warship, Mary Rose.

5 Mar 2018

A coherent, nanoscale beam of X-rays from a synchrotron source have been used to map chemical reactions happening inside lithium-ion batteries in three dimensions at the nanoscale.

30 Jan 2018

XRF study shows that the plastic used in many second-hand toys could pose a risk to children’s health.

24 Nov 2017

The SESAME light source in Jordan has seen First Monochromatic Light through the XAFS/XRF spectroscopy beamline.

23 Nov 2017

Nuclear resonant vibrational spectroscopy, a new X-ray spectroscopy technique has been used to study enzymes that can produce hydrogen gas, the understanding of their reactions could be important in developing a clean-fuel economy powered by hydrogen.

23 Nov 2017

New office expansion enables Rigaku to grow in Europe with well-equipped application development and demonstration facility.

8 Nov 2017

Enamelled drinking glasses and popular merchandise can contain potentially toxic levels of lead and cadmium, a study has shown.

28 Jun 2017

Achema 2018 is inviting contributions to the Achema Congress and the PRAXISforums; deadline 22 September 2017.

28 Jun 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.

13 May 2017

A Japanese research group has developed new techniques to perform analysis and imaging of chemical elements by taking images of a target material using an ordinary, visible-light digital camera with a slight modification, and obtaining X-ray spectra from processed images.

7 Apr 2017

Electron movements in a transient state of a reaction important in biochemical and optoelectronic processes have been captured and, for the first time, directly characterised using ultrafast X-ray spectroscopy at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

21 Mar 2017

The 2017 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award has been made to Edward I. Solomon.

21 Mar 2017

Diamond Light Source has welcomed the first users to the hard X-ray nanoprobe beamline (I14), the latest phase III beamline to be opened.

15 Aug 2016

X-ray images and XANES reveal battery materials’ chemical reactions in five dimensions: 3D space plus time and energy.

8 Jun 2016

Swiss researchers improve an interferometry technique by utilising the interference fringe, an aspect previously viewed as a nuisance, and increase the efficiency of X-ray flux.