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26 Feb 2021

Graphene Flagship researchers have developed a new measurement standard for the analysis of graphene and layered materials that could accelerate production and optimise device fabrication.

25 Feb 2021

Pfeiffer Vacuum has supplied a number of vacuum pumps and other products for Brazil’s synchrotron.

25 Feb 2021

Debris from depleted uranium munitions used in the Gulf War has long been blamed for contributing to the illness of hundreds of thousands of veterans, but new research using ICP-MS proves it is not the cause.

23 Feb 2021

Forced to consider new research opportunities due to lockdown restrictions, researchers from the Physics department of the Politecnico di Milano developed an innovative connection between the field of artificial intelligence and non-linear optics.

22 Feb 2021

A novel gel electrophoresis technique has reduced the time for the sample pretreatment of trace marker proteins derived from clinical samples from around 20 to 5 hours.

16 Feb 2021

Scientists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) have proposed a mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) method making use of the unique features of human vision.

12 Feb 2021

Quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy can identify nitrous oxide molecules containing two rare isotopes of nitrogen and oxygen.

10 Feb 2021

Plasma-grating-induced breakdown spectroscopy can overcome limitations inherent in other LIBS techniques, and enhance signal intensity by more than three times.

9 Feb 2021

Scientists from the University of Stuttgart report on the construction and performance of a µm-sized spectrometer: far smaller than a smartphone camera!

9 Feb 2021

A new study reports an optimised approach to using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for analysing hydrogen isotopes. The new findings could enable improved rapid identification and measurement of hydrogen and other light isotopes that are important in nuclear reactor materials and other applications.

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.

4 Feb 2021

Portable NIR technology can quantify the levels of amygdalin, the compound responsible for the bitter taste of almonds, on an industrial scale.

4 Feb 2021

Near infrared hyperspectral imaging combined with machine learning can differentiate cancerous and normal tissue in tumours in deep tissue and covered by a mucosal layer.

4 Feb 2021

A major advance in brain tumour diagnosis made by a research team from UK institutions using infrared spectroscopy at Diamond is highlighted in a short video.

27 Jan 2021

Kanazawa University scientists have used computer simulations of charged molecules to help improve the accuracy of mass spectrometers. By understanding the collisions between ions that reduce excess charges, this work may lead to more sensitive radiocarbon dating and medical testing.

26 Jan 2021

Researchers have developed a method to modify the spectral width of extreme-ultraviolet light. By employing a novel phase-matching scheme in four-wave mixing, they can compress the spectral width of the initial broadband light by more than hundred times.

26 Jan 2021

A research project at the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast is to use mass spectrometry to tackle bovine mastitis and reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics on dairy farms.

Image of the optical fibre resonator compared to the size of a Euro Cent coin.
25 Jan 2021

Scientists at the University of Bonn have built optical fibre filters in a very simple way. They are not only extremely compact and stable, but also colour-tuneable.

25 Jan 2021

With forest fires becoming increasingly prevalent and severe due to climate change, a detailed understanding of the composition of their smoke is important.

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.

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