Features about 'SPECTROSCOPY'

June 2011

From lab to fab

Stephen Mounsey discovers some new approaches to bringing Raman spectroscopy from the research laboratory to industrial production lines

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

February 2011

Quantum leap

Spectrometry equipment suppliers are starting to take advantage of the quantum cascade laser. Nadya Anscombe looks at how the market is developing

May 2016

Painting a spectral picture

Jessica Rowbury looks at how various spectroscopic methods are being used in the field of cultural heritage

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

July 2015

Laser system developed to curb drink driving

Jessica Rowbury reports on a US government sponsored programme to develop blood alcohol optical sensors for vehicles

May 2015

Sunny skies and spectroscopy

Tom Eddershaw looks at the spectroscopy solutions used in the development of solar cells

March 2015

Taking the lab into the field

Tom Eddershaw looks at the advances being made in portable spectroscopy equipment for taking readings in the field

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

October 2013

Knowing your multiplication table

Greg Blackman looks at how electron multiplying technology is advancing spectroscopy

July 2013

Explosive potential

Their speed of measurement and portability are making Raman spectroscopy systems ideal for security uses such as screening for explosives at airports, as Greg Blackman discovers

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

November 2012

Time is of the essence

Spectroscopy is becoming less snapshot and more sensor as Rob Coppinger discovers

July 2012

Nutrition is only skin deep

Medical staff will now be able to check whether patients are following healthy diets by scanning their skin, Rob Coppinger uncovers

May 2012

Spectroscopy everywhere anytime

Rob Coppinger finds that the age of the smartphone and MP3 player is changing customer expectations, raising industry's game when it comes to portable spectroscopy

November 2011

Light probes

Greg Blackman on the spectroscopy techniques used to measure chemical reactions occurring over femtosecond timescales

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

April/May 2009

The rise of Raman

Stephen Mounsey explores Raman spectroscopy - an increasingly popular technique with a range of exciting applications

April/May 2008

The quality of spectroscopy

David Robson discovers how spectrometers are being applied in quality control for industry

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