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Diagram of the sensor-building process
14 Feb 2022

As the nanostructures in optical sensing chips get ever smaller, it becomes increasingly difficult to get molecules onto the device. A new chip using surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy may be the answer.

Visible and hyperspectral images of Earth from space
10 Feb 2022

Canadian hyperspectral imaging satellite company, Wyvern, has received an investment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

Photo of Kendra Furber with her FT-IR imaging instrumentation
9 Feb 2022

Synchrotron light is being used with FT-IR imaging to investigate the role of myelin in brain ageing.

Photo of Hiden's factory with the 40th anniversary logo overlayed
8 Feb 2022

2022 marks Hiden Analytical’s 40th year of continuous and independent operation in the field of mass spectrometry.

3 Feb 2022

A portable, SERS-based breathalyser can distinguish volatile organic compounds in the breath of COVID-positive people in less than 5 min.

3 Feb 2022

Waters has acquired the technology assets and intellectual property rights of Megadalton Solutions, a developer of charge detection mass spectrometry.

Photo of Lori Hoagland with computer screens showing hyperspectral images of plants in the bakground.
31 Jan 2022

Hyperspectral imaging has been shown to detect stress when a plant takes up cadmium, which may lead to methods to keep the heavy within the soil and avoid potential pollution.

Photo of computer screen with schematic of the charge flow and the XPS instrument in the background.
26 Jan 2022

A research team has used x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to observe charge motions in light-excited molecules of thiouracil, a modified nucleobase.

Drawing of graphene
25 Jan 2022

Emberion, a partner in the Graphene Flagship, has raised €6 million in funding to further develop their infrared imaging business including vis-SWIR cameras.

Mass spectrometry image of rat heart
24 Jan 2022

Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina have used mass spectrometry imaging to study the efficacy and distribution of injected biomaterials for the treatment of heart attack.

Photo of a policeman holding a breathalyser
24 Jan 2022

fNIRS can determine impairment from cannabis intoxication and could be used as a “breathalyser” on drivers.

17 Jan 2022

A research group at Eindhoven University of Technology has developed a new NIR sensor that is easy to make, comparable in size to sensors in smartphones and ready for immediate use in industrial process monitoring and agriculture.

14 Jan 2022

KPM Analytics has acquired Bruins Instruments, a manufacturer of high-resolution near infrared reflectance and transmission analysers.

13 Jan 2022

Researchers improve their scientific understanding of heterogeneous catalysis by imaging the gas just above the surface of the catalyst.

12 Jan 2022

The fusion reflectance and transmission NIR spectra can improve predictions of the three main components of rice flour.

Schematic of the Nikalyte gold nanoparticle SERS substrate
11 Jan 2022

Wasatch Photonics and Nikalyte Ltd have announced a partnership to facilitate evaluation and testing of a novel surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrate for trace detection of materials.

Photo of Michael Privik
10 Jan 2022

Dr Christoph Mätzig, who is moving within the AMETEK Group and has taken over the management of the Ultra Precision Technologies division, will be succeeded by Michael Privik.

5 Jan 2022

A team at the University of Oxford has developed a new type of blood test, using NMR metabolomics, that can be used to detect a range of cancers and whether these cancers have metastasised in the body.

5 Jan 2022

Quantum mechanically entangled light particles allow a glimpse into previously invisible wavelength ranges, thus bringing about new possibilities for imaging techniques, microscopy and spectroscopy.

3 Jan 2022

In situ Raman and X-ray absorption spectroscopy can track the dynamic catalytic processes, capture the short-lived intermediates and reveal reactive sites.