There are a number of advantages of Raman microspectroscopy, including its the ease of its application, as in many cases no or very little sample preparation is needed and the experiments are performed at atmospheric pressure.
A new interpetation of Raman spectra enables biological carbon to be distinguished from other sources.
Raman spectroscopy sensor can determine which tissue layer an epidural needle is in and ensure correct delivery of the anaesthetic.
Rigaku Analytical Devices has enhanced its Progeny ResQ handheld chemical identification analyser with a new feature.
Horiba Scientific’s Omni silver TERS probes for nanoRaman systems enable all modes of TERS operation.
It is not every issue that one of our articles starts with a quotation in medieval English, and it is appropriate as two of our articles cover the use of spectroscopy in cultural heritage. This is yet another field where the rich information provided by spectroscopy, along with its non-destructive nature (for many techniques), portability and ability to generate chemical images make it the...
WITec’s RISE system for correlative Raman–scanning electron microscopy is now compatible with Zeiss’ Merlin SEM.
This article looks at the use of Raman and XRF spectroscopies to investigate the different deterioration processes caused by marine aerosols. These techniques can detect the decay compounds and the original composition of the different materials from historical buildings close to the sea, which can then be used to explain the reactions that take place on them....
New spectroscopy releases at Pittcon 2016, along with links to further information.
Entries for the IRDG Chalmers and Dent Student Travel Award for a PhD to present their research at the SciX meeting.
The Eagle Raman-S spectrometer platform from Ibsen Photonics is designed for OEM integration into weak intensity Raman solutions at 785 nm or 830 nm excitation
Renishaw have added Bruker’s Dimension Icon atomic force microscope to the range of instruments supported by their inVia confocal Raman microscope.
As you will have noticed from this issue’s cover, we are making a colourful start to 2016. In the first article on “The analytical niche for Raman spectroscopy in biological pigment research”, Daniel Thomas and Cushla McGoverin suggest that Raman spectroscopy may have a particularly valuable role in pigment biology research. Pigments are almost universal in biology and are the basis of much of...
A technique to combine the ultra-sensitivity of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples.
A surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) method is to be used to study pesticides on and their penetration into fresh intact produce.
Scientists at EPFL have shown how a light-induced force can amplify the sensitivity and resolution of SERS for the study of single molecules.
A team of researchers has demonstrated a new type of imaging system based on Raman spectroscopy that reveals the chemical composition of living tissue for medical diagnostics and cellular studies.
Horiba Scientific has announced that Francis Ndi, current Export Manager, has been promoted to Product Line Manager for the Optical Spectroscopy Division (OSD).
Graphene has been receiving a large amount of interest as its commercial possibilities begin to be realised. Now, with hundreds of companies offering commercial graphene production, analytical measures of graphene quality are required. Raman spectroscopy can be used to “understand the number of layers, strain, doping and importantly the level...
Using Raman spectroscopy and statistical analysis, an international group of scientists has succeeded in taking nanoscale measurements of the strain present at each pixel on the surface of graphene. The researchers also obtained a high-resolution view of the chemical properties of the graphene surface.
Kidney stones rank among the most common illnesses. Their recurrence may be prevented with the right post-operative care. However, for this to be effective, the composition of the stones needs to be known. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a Raman spectroscopy based system for rapid analysis of urinary stones immediately after the surgical procedure.
The new and improved S11850-1106 and S11851-1106 back-thinned CCD linear image sensors from Hamamatsu Photonics have improved etaloning characteristics and high sensitivity designed for spectrometry applications.
Horiba Scientific and AIST-NT now offer a solution that addresses the instrumentation concerns of tip enhanced Raman scattering (TERS).
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK has used tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to map catalytic reactions at the nanoscale for the first time.
Rand Capital Corporation has invested $250,000 as part of a $4.3 million equity capital funding round in SciAps, Inc., manufacturer of handheld analytical instruments. The funding round was led by new investor Jolimont Global Mining Systems with participation from Rand Capital, and other existing investors including SciAps CEO and Founder Donald Sackett, as well as two additional new investors...