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30 Aug 2021

For the first time, researchers have studied the behaviour of a catalyst for water electrolysis at the atomic level.

9 Aug 2021

Shimadzu has appointed Jürgen Semmler as the new Managing Director of its European organisation. He previously headed Shimadzu Deutschland since its foundation in 2006.

2 Aug 2021

Using portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, researchers have discovered that a glass panel at Canterbury Cathedral, UK, contained within a series of windows depicting the Ancestors of Christ, was much older than originally thought, with glass dating back to 1130–1160.

2 Jul 2021

An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new concept for the generation of intense extreme-ultraviolet radiation by high-harmonic generation which enables a much smaller footprint.

29 Jun 2021

Work at the Diamond synchrotron has found a way to help reduce false-negative results in lateral flow tests by a simple modification.

14 Jun 2021

An international team of researchers has discovered elemental metallic copper and iron in the human brain for the first time.

18 May 2021

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science has opened a new 4118 m2, high-tech manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China.

26 Apr 2021

The Talbot effect has been used to create an interference pattern with hard X-ray beams at a sub-nanometre wavelength (0.17 nm) enabling the study of nanoscale transport phenomena.

26 Apr 2021

Battery electrodes, storage devices for gases and some catalyst materials have tiny functional pores that can accommodate atoms, ions and molecules. Anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering and X-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy can show how the pores fill.

23 Apr 2021

The Geological Survey of Finland will be using the Epsilon Xflow X-ray fluorescence instrument from Malvern Panalytical to analyse the chemical composition of mine liquids in real-time.

22 Apr 2021

Multi-spectroscopy analytical approach provides important information for preservation of Picasso paintings.

21 Apr 2021

Specac celebrate their 50th anniversary on 21 April 2021.

6 Apr 2021

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy has been used to reveal the protein dynamics in egg white as it is heated.

6 Apr 2021

Study at FLASH with femtosecond time-resolved X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (TR-XPS) provides better understanding of novel photovoltaic and photocatalytic frameworks.

26 Mar 2021

Applications are invited for two awards administered by the ABS Trust.

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.

17 Dec 2020

Scientists at Tokyo University of Science have combined SERS and XRF to distinguish between differently dyed individual hair strands for forensic investigations.

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7 Dec 2020

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

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.

10 Nov 2020

New virtual format for the 72nd Pittsburgh Conference.

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