Features about 'PORTABLE SPECTROSCOPY'

May 2011

Optical archaeology

From archaeologists characterising ancient glass to architectural lighting design, portable spectrometers are finding uses in a host of applications, as Greg Blackman discovers

March 2016

Real or fake? Testing drugs with Raman

Jessica Rowbury looks at how portable spectrometers are helping in the detection of counterfeit medicines and new types of designer drugs

February 2014

Food for thought

Portable spectrometers are being used in more ways than ever to analyse food and, this year, consumers will even be able to purchase handheld spectrometers to check food before they buy. Jessica Rowbury looks at how these spectrometers are being used to test food

March 2013

Not just a question of size

While portable spectroscopy systems are getting smaller each year, Tim Gillett finds that simplicity and modularity are more crucial than scale

February/March 2010

It's in our hands now

Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the difficulties involved in taking the spectrometer to the sample

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