Electron movements in a transient state of a reaction important in biochemical and optoelectronic processes have been captured and, for the first time, directly characterised using ultrafast X-ray spectroscopy at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
A battery-powered, portable XRF analyser with a silicon drift detector from Xenemetrix.
The 2017 Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award has been made to Edward I. Solomon.
Diamond Light Source has welcomed the first users to the hard X-ray nanoprobe beamline (I14), the latest phase III beamline to be opened.
Shimadzu has released the first EDX-FT-IR contaminant finder/material inspector, which integrates and analyses data acquired from both an ED XRF spectrometer and a FT-IR spectrophotometer.
EDAX adds a new Octane Elect energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) system to its existing line of EDS instruments
Princeton Instruments’ SOPHIA-XO:2048 is a high-speed, ultra-low-noise camera
X-ray spectroscopy techniques have some advantages over other atomic spectroscopy techniques in the analysis of foods, for instance in not requiring significant sample preparation. Amongst these, TXRF has higher sensitivity and limits of detection in the ng range. The authors look at the analysis of a number of very different foods, including seafood, honey and vegetables.
X-ray images and XANES reveal battery materials’ chemical reactions in five dimensions: 3D space plus time and energy.
Once again developments in portable instruments lead to greater ease of use and the ability to measure far more samples. They describe the application of FT-IR, NIR and XRF spectroscopies to the development of the National Soils Inventory of Scotland, and their work in developing the use of handheld instruments, particularly FT-IR spectrometers.
Spectro Analytical Instruments have announced an upgrade of the Spectro xSort handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer
Several earthworm species secrete very small granules of calcium carbonate, and the authors think these are involved in pH regulation. These granules contain different polymorphs of calcium carbonate, including the amorphous form which is very unstable in the laboratory. To investigate this they have FT-IR spectroscopy and mapping, and are continuing this work with Ca XANES.
Swiss researchers improve an interferometry technique by utilising the interference fringe, an aspect previously viewed as a nuisance, and increase the efficiency of X-ray flux.
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....
An international research team has shown, using XRF that the iron in Tutankhamun’s dagger blade is of meteoritic origin.
Researchers from Leiden and Delft are using Macro X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (MA-XRF) to read remains of medieval manuscripts hidden inside the bindings which had been “recycled” after the Middle Ages.
Rigaku’s ZSX Primus IV is a tube-above, wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorscence spectrometer with improved functionality and performance
New spectroscopy releases at Pittcon 2016, along with links to further information.
Spectro Analytical Instruments have introduced a new line of Spectro Xepos spectrometers with improved sensitivity
Andor Technology has introduced the new iKon-XL “open-front” (‘SO’) 16-Megapixel CCD camera platform for vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and soft X-ray direct detection.
An international group of scientists from Poland, Austria and the UK have used X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy at the UK’s Diamond Light Source to advance our understanding of the changes taking place during the progression of brain cancer. This research may lead the way to a new tumour assessment method which could complement traditional approaches.
Applied Rigaku Technologies has appointed Koehler Instrument Company as global distributor for the petroleum industry.
The combination of X-ray structure analysis, infrared spectroscopy and computer simulations has been used to study the switch proteins Ran and Ras with subatomic resolution.
Rigaku Corporation has announced the next generation NanoHunter II benchtop total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) spectrometer.
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