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High resolution x-ray structure of the enzyme adenylate kinase trapped in a transient structural state by a covalent disulfide bond.
31 May 2017

The structures and functions of a transient enzyme state have been mapped for the first time using NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography.

30 May 2017

Avantes China are celebrating their 10th anniversary with prizes and gifts for their customers.

27 May 2017

Chiral sum frequency generation spectroscopy is a comparatively new technique involving the interaction of two beams of different frequencies. It is providing important information about how water interacts with biological systems such as DNA.

25 May 2017

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have used NMR spectroscopy to examine the molecules in live sperm, and early data suggests it could discriminate between populations of good and poor sperm. Thus, it might be useful to improve diagnosis of sperm problems because it is non-destructive, so the sperm examined could be used in fertility treatments after analysis.

18 May 2017

Ultraviolet spectropolarimetry has produced some unexpected results from analysis of solar radiation, showing important information on aspects of the Sun’s magnetic field.

13 May 2017

A Japanese research group has developed new techniques to perform analysis and imaging of chemical elements by taking images of a target material using an ordinary, visible-light digital camera with a slight modification, and obtaining X-ray spectra from processed images.

11 May 2017

Spectroscopy imaging on the nanoscale is being helped by a new fibre nanoimprinting process.

10 May 2017

A group of scientists from EAWAG, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, have developed a portable mass spectrometer allowing on-site measurements, and a spin-off has been created to commercialise the new system.

10 May 2017

A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is using a portable device based on Raman spectroscopy to monitor the ripeness of tomato fruits.

9 May 2017

Analytik has been appointed as exclusive distributors for Nanophoton, Japanese manufacturers of benchtop Raman imaging systems for both industrial and research laboratories.

8 May 2017

Enhancements of photoacoustic spectroscopy enable analysis of single melanoma cells and improved detection of melanoma.

7 May 2017

Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing, known for his work on ultrafast laser spectroscopy, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society.

6 May 2017

A new optical spectroscopy technique developed by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab promises to improve accuracy and lower costs of real-time assessment of kidney function.

28 Apr 2017

Stimulated Raman projection microscopy and tomography using a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the need to draw blood for analyses including drug testing and early detection of diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

27 Apr 2017

A research team at Osaka University has developed an approach to increase the resolution of multichannel spectrometers.

18 Apr 2017

Researchers at Northwestern University have created a new method (gradient-assisted multi-dimensional electronic Raman spectroscopy) to extract the static and dynamic structure of complex chemical systems. This new method uses four spectral dimensions to resolve structure to reveal hidden features of molecular structure.

18 Apr 2017

The study of jet disintegration focuses on fuel breakup and mixing within the combustion chamber of propulsion devices. A team of researchers at the University of Florida have applied spectroscopic diagnostics techniques to learn more about the fundamentals of sub- and supercritical jet disintegration.

14 Apr 2017

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most promising materials for photovoltaics and photocatalysis nowadays. This material appears in different crystalline forms, but the most attractive one for applications is “anatase”. EPFL scientists have now shed light onto the problem by a combination of steady-state and ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, as well as theoretical calculations.

7 Apr 2017

Electron movements in a transient state of a reaction important in biochemical and optoelectronic processes have been captured and, for the first time, directly characterised using ultrafast X-ray spectroscopy at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

5 Apr 2017

TOPTICA Photonics and Menlo Systems have entered into a license agreement for the use of patented frequency comb technology.