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22 Jan 2021

Researchers have, for the first time, measured the spectra of phonons at individual crystalline faults, and discovered the propagation of phonons near the flaws.

15 Jan 2021

A new SEIRA device has been developed that can utilise the surface tension of liquid to concentrate and trap analyte molecules at the most sensitive locations of the device structure.

11 Jan 2021

Camo Analytics, producer of the Unscrambler chemometrics software, has been acquired by Aspen Technology, Inc.

22 Dec 2020

Strong investment in photonics will help us fight infectious diseases that kill an unimaginable number of people and prepare us against future pandemics, says Dr Jürgen Popp of the Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research (LPI) that is currently under construction in Jena.

18 Dec 2020

Researchers in the UK and USA have used functional near infrared spectroscopy to discover that the cocoa flavanols found in chocolate improve brain oxygenation and cognition in healthy adults.

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7 Dec 2020

Shannon Postma has been appointed as new Managing Director of Specac Limited.

4 Dec 2020

Functional near infrared spectroscopy has been used to identify tinnitus in patients.

24 Nov 2020

Professor Peter Lay from the University of Sydney has been awarded the Australian Synchrotron Lifetime Contribution Award by ANSTO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

23 Nov 2020

The mineral olivine, thought to be a major component inside all planetary bodies, holds secrets about the early formation of the solar system, and an IR spectral region can be used to study it remotely.

12 Nov 2020

Researchers have developed a new imaging spectrometer that is much lighter and smaller than state-of-the-art instruments while maintaining the same high level of performance. Because of its small size and modular design, the new instrument has obvious applications to airborne vehicles and even planetary exploration missions.

10 Nov 2020

New virtual format for the 72nd Pittsburgh Conference.

2 Nov 2020

Howard Mark and Jerry Workman have been awarded the 2020 Gold Medal by the New York section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

2 Nov 2020

Mass spectrometry, XRF and NIR spectroscopy are being used together with voltammetry to determine the origin of ancient ceramic fragments.

30 Oct 2020

Shimadzu opened a branch office in Denmark in September, providing local support.

25 Sep 2020

Researchers combined AFM-IR and TERS to study the surfaces and interiors of viruses.

11 Sep 2020

The current state-of-the-art IR spectroscopy method can make approximately 1 million observations per second. University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new method about 100× faster.

10 Sep 2020

The mass of microplastics in the Atlantic Ocean has been significantly underestimated.

8 Sep 2020

Nominations for the 2020 Norman Sheppard Award are invited.

17 Aug 2020

Synchrotron infrared nanospectroscopy has been used for the first time to measure biomolecular changes induced by a drug (amiodarone) within human cells (macrophages) and localised at 100 nm scale, i.e. two orders of magnitude smaller than the IR wavelength used as probe.

17 Aug 2020

NIR reflectance spectral maps of heart tissue can distinguish between fat and muscle tissue in the heart and could help improve delivery and monitoring of ablation therapy.