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15 May 2020

XANES has helped explain how ultramarine paint was traditionally made and offered an insight into the problem of “ultramarine disease” suffered by some paintings.

20 Apr 2020

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

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.

3 Sep 2019

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

27 Aug 2019

XRF mapping, infrared and hyperspectral imaging reveal early designs for Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks.

23 Aug 2019

Specac opens new headquarters including manufacturing, office and demonstration facilities.

4 Jun 2019

A team of researchers led by the Max Born Institute has provided the experimental and theoretical groundwork to interpret X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopic signals from magnetic materials.

24 May 2019

X-ray imaging reveal an extinct mouse had brown to reddish fur on its back and sides and had a tiny white tummy.

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.

27 Feb 2019

The XMaS beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility is to undergo a major upgrade over the next 18 months.

21 Jan 2019

A new sensor fusion technique based on X-ray and 3D imaging promises improvements to the 3D modelling of mineral resources and more efficient sorting of precious metals.

4 Jan 2019

A table-top, laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window has been combined with novel flatjet technology for simultaneous probing of carbon and nitrogen atoms in organic molecules in aqueous solution.

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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.

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