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Imec’s snapscan VNIR 150 camera mounted on a surgical microscope
2 Feb 2023

A hyperspectral camera has been  mounted on a standard OR-approved surgical microscope for in vivo detection of low-grade gliomas.

Photo of Zhe Zhu and graduate student working in the lab
25 Jan 2023

Work by a group of UConn researchers represents an effort to overcome communication challenges and provide a new framework in the emerging field of land change science.

Photo of πNIRS in action
24 Jan 2023

The πNIRS technique could revolutionise medical diagnostics, including monitoring of strokes and Alzheimer’s disease.

X-ray fluorescence spectra at 1, 3, 5 and 3600 seconds.
24 Jan 2023

A new method by applying Bayesian estimation to X-ray fluorescence analysis can dramatically reduce the analysis time.

Visualisation of ISO 14001
23 Jan 2023

Hiden Analytical has gained the ISO 14001:2015 environmental accreditation.

Photo of Asteroid Ryugu
22 Dec 2022

The UK’s national synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, was used by a large, international collaboration to study grains collected from a near-Earth asteroid, using XANES, to further our understanding of the evolution of our solar system.

Diagram of the analysis process
22 Dec 2022

Methods for sensitive local surface evaluation and rapid surface property mapping of Si are still lacking and urgently needed, and now may be solved by THz spectroscopy.

19 Dec 2022

A consortium led by the University of Warwick has been awarded £17 M to procure the UK’s most powerful NMR instrument at 1.2 GHz.

Conceptual illustration of the strategies used to achieve the miniature spectrometer chip
5 Dec 2022

A team led by P.C. Ku and Qing Qu has developed a miniature, paper-thin spectrometer measuring 0.16 mm2 that can also withstand harsh environments.

Photo of the opening of IDMxS
5 Dec 2022

NTU Singapore has launched the S$160 million Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science, which aims to advance the science behind analysing biomolecules through the use of information technology and data science.

Diagram showing the integrated approach for drug discovery
5 Dec 2022

Researchers have developed a sample processing workflow using mass spectrometry and a modified Compound Activity Mapping platform.

Photo of the ICP sensor being placed on a forehead
5 Dec 2022

A team from Carnegie Mellon University have developed methods using NIR and diffuse correlation spectroscopies to monitor intracranial pressure non-invasively.

Diagram illustrating the light generation
5 Dec 2022

A new light source generates ultrashort infrared pulses at wavelengths around 12 µm with previously unattained peak intensity and stability. First experiments in vibrational spectroscopy on water demonstrate the high potential of the system for applications.

15 Nov 2022

Native mass spectrometry is shown to be able to interrogate the pharmacology of the beta-1 adrenergic receptor, a G protein-coupled receptor, and has discovered the endogenous zinc ion as a positive allosteric modulator in well-studied receptor.

Photo of Varghese Chirayath and Alex Fairchild.
14 Nov 2022

Physicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a new technique that can measure the properties of the top-most atomic layer of materials without including information from the underlying layers.

Photo of two violins used in the investigation
4 Nov 2022

IR s-SNOM has shown that the layer between the wood and varnish of two Stradivarius violins contained protein-based compounds, congregating in nano-sized patches.

Figure showing ICP estimator performance on NIR spectroscopy derived average cardiac waveforms
3 Nov 2022

A novel algorithm estimates intracranial pressure based on haemoglobin levels using near infrared spectroscopic cardiac pulse waveforms.

Structure of the Cantor alloy
2 Nov 2022

Multi-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy at BESSY II and then the reverse Monte Carlo method to analyse the collected data have been used to study high entropy alloys.

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup
2 Nov 2022

A research team has developed a new type of spectrometer which is capable of simultaneous remote sensing of atmospheric methane, water vapor and nitrous oxide.

Photo of someone with a cereal bar in one hand and a cup in the other
28 Oct 2022

A new study has compared three different illumination systems for moisture prediction using hyperspectral imaging in the visible-near infrared range.