Scientists at the University of Sheffield have used NMR spectroscopy to examine the molecules in live sperm, and early data suggests it could discriminate between populations of good and poor sperm. Thus, it might be useful to improve diagnosis of sperm problems because it is non-destructive, so the sperm examined could be used in fertility treatments after analysis.
Ultraviolet spectropolarimetry has produced some unexpected results from analysis of solar radiation, showing important information on aspects of the Sun’s magnetic field.
A Japanese research group has developed new techniques to perform analysis and imaging of chemical elements by taking images of a target material using an ordinary, visible-light digital camera with a slight modification, and obtaining X-ray spectra from processed images.
Spectroscopy imaging on the nanoscale is being helped by a new fibre nanoimprinting process.
A group of scientists from EAWAG, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, have developed a portable mass spectrometer allowing on-site measurements, and a spin-off has been created to commercialise the new system.
A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is using a portable device based on Raman spectroscopy to monitor the ripeness of tomato fruits.
Analytik has been appointed as exclusive distributors for Nanophoton, Japanese manufacturers of benchtop Raman imaging systems for both industrial and research laboratories.
Enhancements of photoacoustic spectroscopy enable analysis of single melanoma cells and improved detection of melanoma.
Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing, known for his work on ultrafast laser spectroscopy, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society.
A new optical spectroscopy technique developed by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab promises to improve accuracy and lower costs of real-time assessment of kidney function.