Analytical instrumentation > Spectroscopy

Hach DR1900 portable spectrophotometer

08 July, 2014

The DR1900 is a light and compact portable spectrophotometer. The product is built for rugged conditions and is also flexible, accepting a wide range of vial sizes.

Quantifying protein-protein interactions with dynamic light scattering

03 July, 2014

A researcher from the University of Copenhagen has published a study outlining the benefits of quantifying protein-protein interactions (PPI) using automated dynamic light scattering (DLS) in high-throughput screening (HTS) mode to identify promising candidates for drug-like properties and establish the suitability of formulations before entering extended stability studies.

BioTek Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer

03 July, 2014

BioTek has released the Epoch 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer, claimed to be the first reader to combine a large touch screen and full onboard data analysis software for simplified and efficient operation and reporting of absorbance-based detection workflows.

A spectroscopic technique for understanding photochemical reactions

23 June, 2014

Using photochemical reactions to our advantage requires a deep understanding of the interplay between the electrons and atomic nuclei within a molecular system after that system has been excited by light.

ESO telescope finds its MUSE

07 March, 2014

An innovative instrument called MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) has been successfully installed on the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

Ultrafast laser spectroscopy observes changes in new materials

05 March, 2014

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are revealing the mysteries of new materials using ultrafast laser spectroscopy - a technique in which many quick images reveal subtle movements and changes inside the materials.

Rigaku Progeny material ID handheld Raman analyser

05 March, 2014

The Rigaku Progeny is a handheld analyser designed to deliver comprehensive and accurate materials identification. The analyser has been designed for pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing and academia markets.

Agilent opens $25m Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre in Melbourne

29 August, 2013

Measurement company Agilent Technologies has announced the opening of its new Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre in Mulgrave, Victoria. The $25 million centre houses cutting-edge research and testing laboratories, as well as user demo and training facilities.

Laser light to analyse lipstick in forensic labs

09 August, 2013

Forensic scientists at the University of Kent have used Raman spectrometry to identify 20 brands of lipstick which may be left on everyday items - textile fibres, cigarette butts and tissues - without removing such items from their evidence bags.

One chemical - two crystal colours

09 August, 2013

A surprise for chemists studying agostic bonds was the development of crystals of two different colours from one chemical in one flask.

Combating clothing counterfeiters with terahertz technology

09 August, 2013

Scientists from the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in collaboration with Russia’s Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, have shown how a technique called terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) can be used to identify counterfeit clothing and footwear.

GE Healthcare spectrophotometers

01 August, 2013

GE Healthcare offers a number of spectrophotometers for widely used applications such as DNA and RNA quantitation, protein concentration determination and cell density measurements.

Exploring exotic energy

29 July, 2013

Combining the Standard Model of particle physics with Einstein’s general theory of relativity is a Holy Grail that is now being probed.

Hach DR 900 Handheld Colorimeter

24 June, 2013

Hach has developed a multiparameter handheld instrument for testing water in the field - the DR 900 Handheld Colorimeter. The product allows for quick and easy access to the most standard water testing methods and is field ready.

Turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor

31 May, 2013 by Liz Ahlberg

On-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more can now be performed on smartphones.

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