Informing Spectroscopists for Over 40 Years



16 Jan 2019

Research at NPL has revealed unusual qualities in light with future applications for synchronously pumped optical frequency comb generation and resonator-based sensor technologies.

15 Jan 2019

A range of components for miniaturised mid-IR gas sensors from source to detector have been developed by the Horizon 2020 project MIREGAS.

14 Jan 2019

Pairs of negatively charged phosphate groups and positive magnesium ions represent a key structural feature of DNA and RNA embedded in water. Vibrations of phosphate groups via 2D-IR spectroscopy have now been established as selective probes of such contact pairs and allow for a mapping of interactions and structure on the ultrafast time scales of molecular dynamics.

11 Jan 2019

EU grant worth EUR 2 million for the development of a new approach in optical spectroscopy of the superheavy elements.

11 Jan 2019

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

10 Jan 2019

A miniature food scanner based on NIR spectroscopy will allow consumers and supermarket operators to determine the ripeness and shelf life of produce and display the results via an app.

9 Jan 2019

Timegate Instruments, manufacturer of time-gated Raman spectroscopy instruments, has raised funding of 2.6 M€ for product and business development.

9 Jan 2019

Matthias Kling is to head a new research group in Ultrafast X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.

9 Jan 2019

The NeoSpectra-Micro chip-scale, near infrared spectral sensor has been customised for use in Henkel Beauty Care’s Schwarzkopf Professional SalonLab Smart Analyzer for hairdressers.

4 Jan 2019

A table-top, laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window has been combined with novel flatjet technology for simultaneous probing of carbon and nitrogen atoms in organic molecules in aqueous solution.

21 Dec 2018

Headwall Photonics has appointed Christian Felsheim as Business Development and OEM Account Manager for the European region.

Photo of John Chalmers receiving the Award from Karen Faulds
21 Dec 2018

At the IRDG Christmas Meeting held at University College London, the 2018 Norman Sheppard Award of the UK’s IRDG was presented to John Chalmers.

19 Dec 2018

A Finnish nanosatellite has now reached space equipped with the world’s smallest infrared hyperspectral camera and returned its first images.

14 Dec 2018

Scientists at the Laser Zentrum Hannover have measured zinc samples at a pressure of 600 bar using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, demonstrating that the LIBS system developed at the LZH is suitable for use at water depths of up to 6000 m.

12 Dec 2018

The synchrotron radiation-based technique, 57Fe nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy, has been used to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes.

30 Nov 2018

A new electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) method only needs a very small liquid sample to provide detailed information on the state of the metal ions in a metalloprotein solution.

27 Nov 2018

The combination of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging have shown that changes in neurotransmitter levels in the visual cortex coincide with brain activity.

26 Nov 2018

A research team from the University of Freiburg’s Institute of Physics has succeeded for the first time in applying 2D-spectroscopy to isolated molecular systems and thus in tracing the interactive processes at a molecular level more precisely.

19 Nov 2018

Researchers have developed a new mass spectrometry technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases.

16 Nov 2018

Markes International’s success in exporting scientific instrumentation has been rewarded with an accolade from the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT).