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Polarimetry News

Graphic showing helical dichroism
8 Jul 2022

Using a new method, helical dichroism in the X-ray domain, scientists are better able to distinguish between chiral substances.

27 May 2022

The Gordon F. Kirkbright and Edward Steers awards are seeking nominations.

Diagram of the sardine effect
17 May 2022

A spectrometer is being used to measure the MOF and guest molecule absorbance of two differently polarised types of infrared light, enabling the first measurement of both guest–guest and guest–host interactions in real-time.

11 Apr 2022

As an industry partner, HORIBA will co-create, support and mentor a four-year research project to explore how spectroscopy can help drive new methods of cell screening and disease diagnosis based on animal-free research.

28 Mar 2022

Terahertz circular dichroism may be able to monitor chirality of pharmaceuticals and provide new information on biomolecules’ chirality.

28 Mar 2022

A new CD spectrometer can measure single nanostructures and also be used for weak signal measurements, such as polarised luminescence or Raman scatterings.

23 Sep 2021

BrightSpec has announced the start of operation of a broadband Molecular Rotational Resonance spectrometer at BASF’s research centre in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

27 Aug 2021

It has now been discovered that care should be taken using Raman spectroscopy to analyse certain chiral molecules. A study shows that interference with circularly polarised light can falsify results.

26 Apr 2021

Applied Photosphysics was founded from research by George Porter on uses of lasers for laser flash photolysis analysis of fast reactions in 1971.

5 Mar 2021

Scientists at have Ehime University have developed a multidimensional vibrational circular dichroism system using a quantum cascade laser.

5 Feb 2021

Curling wands and flat irons can damage the keratin proteins that make up about 85% of our hair, now the process can be observed as it happens with synchrotron vacuum-UV radiation.

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.

12 Nov 2020

New research reveals that applying a magnetic field to a chiral metamaterial can change the way it polarises light.

10 Nov 2020

New virtual format for the 72nd Pittsburgh Conference.

14 Aug 2020

A simple way to make circular polarised VUV light has been developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo.

10 Jun 2020

Vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy has been applied the VCD method to supramolecular systems.

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.

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.

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.

11 Jan 2019

A new method to measure circular dichroism in real-time (1 ps to 1 ns) allows measurements into the deep UV.