Informing Spectroscopists for Over 40 Years


  • Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most promising materials for photovoltaics and photocatalysis nowadays. This material appears in different crystalline forms, but the most attractive one for applications is “anatase”. EPFL scientists have now shed light onto the problem by a combination of steady-state and ultrafast spectroscopic techniques, as well as theoretical calculations.

  • Impression of a single gold plasmonic nanoantenna probing the hydrogen absorption in an adjacent palladium nanocube

    Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new way to study nanoparticles one at a time using plasmonic nanospectroscopy, and have discovered that individual particles that may seem identical in fact can have very different properties. The results, which may prove to be important when developing new materials or applications such as hydrogen sensors for fuel cell cars, will be published in Nature Materials.

  • Photograph of Klaus Berka

    Analytik Jena celebrates its 25th anniversary. As one of the first companies founded in East Germany after the fall of the Berlin wall, they have grown to offer a wide range of analytical products including a wide wide of atomic spectroscopy instrumentation.

  • The spectrum with theoretical assignments shows the vibrational energy levels of HCCCN+

    Researchers in Beijing have obtained new energy readings for cyanoacetylene molecules using ZEKE spectroscopy, with significant implications for understanding the electronic structure of organic molecules.

  • Ultrafast spectroscopy laboratory

    Using ultrafast spectroscopy EPFL scientists have given a boost for spintronic technologies, showing that electrons can jump through spins much faster than previously thought.

  • Photo of Debra Hallto

    Guided Wave has hired Debra Hallto in the position of VP Sales & Marketing.

  • In this illustration, the Quantum Dot (QD) spectrometer device is printing QD filters—a key fabrication step. Other spectrometer approaches have complicated systems in order to create the optical structures needed. Here in the QD spectrometer approach, the optical structure, QD filters, are generated by printing liquid droplets. This approach is unique and advantageous in terms of flexibility, simplicity and cost reduction. Image: Mary O’Reilly

    New spectrometer based on quantum dots is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.

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