Indatech has been bought by another French company, Chauvin Arnoux.
Whilst serial numbers erased from metal can be recovered, it has proved impossible to do so for polymers. Now, Raman spectral imaging offers a way.
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe became the first spacecraft to orbit the nucleus of a comet and later land on its surface. Its close-up studies of the comet using the on-board mass spectrometer continue to yield scientific insights.
Researchers from Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, have demonstrated a way to use terahertz spectroscopy on the nanoscale.
Observing the crucial first few femtoseconds of photochemical reactions requires tools typically not available in the femtochemistry toolkit. Such dynamics are now within reach with the instruments provided by attosecond science. In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) characterise one of the fastest internal conversion processes in a molecule studied to date.
Mass spectrometry can provide varied information from fingermarks and is close to use in the UK courts.
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, have confirmed the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen.
Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in enhancing the sensitivity of NMR measurements in very small spaces using Lenz lenses that focus magnetic flux.
Markes International has announced the opening of a new Chinese subsidiary, Markes Instruments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (玛珂思仪器（上海）有限公司).
Scientists from the University of Surrey, UK, have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test based on paper spray mass spectrometry that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.