Analytical instrumentation > Spectroscopy

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.

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.

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.

Jasco V-630Bio UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

06 May, 2013

The V-630Bio UV-Vis spectrophotometer from Jasco features a rugged and compact design, good optical performance, high-speed scanning (190 to 1100 nm) and versatility. Only 0.6 µL of sample volume are required using the one drop accessory.

High-speed discovery helps measure greenhouse gases from space

02 May, 2013

Scientists have discovered how to measure greenhouse gases 200,000 times faster as the result of research by an award-winning PhD student from The University of Western Australia (UWA) and a US team.

Eppendorf BioPhotometer D30

24 April, 2013

Eppendorf has extended its range of detection instruments for life sciences applications. With the Eppendorf BioPhotometer D30, measurement data is recorded for fixed wavelengths, making the device suitable for routine applications.

Spectral colour technology enables accurate colour imaging

25 March, 2013

In the near future, spectral imaging will provide new solutions for environmental monitoring and industrial quality control.

VWR UV-6300PC Spectrophotometer

12 February, 2013

The VWR UV-6300PC Spectrophotometer has a double-beam design consisting of two detectors measuring a sample and reference cell simultaneously for optimised measurement accuracy.

Wilmad NMR Precision Tubes

31 January, 2013

NMR Precision Tubes are manufactured from borosilicate glass that meets the requirement of Type 1 Class A glass from ASTM E438.

Warsash Scientific Lynx Silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) module

17 December, 2012

The Lynx SiPM Module, available from Warsash Scientific, is a compact, easy-to-use, analog module based on the C30742 Series low-noise, ultrafast timing resolution, low crosstalk SiPM chips.

A non-invasive method for estimating skin thickness

17 December, 2012

A non-invasive approach to measuring skin thickness using near infrared light has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy by Dr Yuta Miyamae, POLA Chemical Industries, Japan, and his colleagues from School of Science and Technology, Kwansei-Gakuin University, Japan.

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