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Properties of catalysts studied with gamma ray resonance
Steam-assisted oil extraction methods for heavy deposits have long been the focus of attention at Kazan Federal University. In particular, much attention is paid to in-situ combustion catalysts. (2020-10-13)

MR spectroscopy aids in distinguishing recurring brain tumors from changes related to treatment
MR spectroscopy may be a useful adjunct to conventional imaging to distinguish recurrent tumor from treatment-related change in the brain such as inflammation or dead cells, says a new study by researchers from the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. (2004-05-03)

International award for Strathclyde chemistry lecturer
A senior lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde has won an international award for achievements in his field, including the development of techniques for diagnosing brain tumors. (2016-08-02)

Bone marrow fat may indicate bone weakening
Measuring bone marrow fat (BMF) along with bone mineral density (BMD) can better predict weakening of bones than either test done alone, a new study indicates. (2004-12-07)

IOS Press launches new journal, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging
IOS Press is pleased to announce the launch of Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the first journal to integrate the broad areas of spectroscopy and imaging. It will provide timely publication of basic and applied research that uses spectroscopic and imaging techniques across all areas of life sciences. (2012-07-13)

SAGE to begin publishing Applied Spectroscopy with the Society for Applied Spectroscopy
London, UK. SAGE, a world leading independent and academic publisher, today announced that as of January 2016 it is to begin publishing Applied Spectroscopy in partnership with the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. An international peer reviewed journal, Applied Spectroscopy publishes original research and review articles covering all aspects of spectroscopy. (2015-10-06)

A new horizon for vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy
(1) The development of solid state and time-step VCD methods opened a new horizon to reveal the mechanism of chirality amplification from microscopic to supramolecular scales. (2) The authors were selected as PCCP Emerging Investigators of the Royal Society of Chemistry. (2020-05-28)

Non-invasive technique may help detect skin and other cancers
Researchers have developed a non-invasive technique that allows clinicians to accurately detect various forms of skin cancer. (2015-07-06)

'Resonance' raman spectroscopy with 1-nm resolution
Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy resolved 'resonance' Raman scattering with 1-nm resolution in ultrathin zinc oxide films epitaxially grown on a single-crystal silver surface. Tip-enhanced 'resonance' Raman scattering can be used to investigate a specific chemical structure at nanoscale and at the single-molecule level and provides a new approach for the atomic-scale optical characterization of local electronic states. This will be a powerful tool to study, local defects in low-dimensional materials and active sites of heterogeneous catalysis. (2019-09-04)

A new method to measure optical absorption in semiconductor crystals
Tohoku University researchers have revealed more details about omnidirectional photoluminescence (ODPL) spectroscopy - a method for probing semiconducting crystals with light to detect defects and impurities. (2020-10-29)

Media advisory: Scientific societies to meet in California
The Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Pacific Conference will be held jointly in Ontario, Calif., October 6-8. The meeting will feature past accomplishments and look at future technologies for the new millenium. A variety of topics will be covered, from environmental science to organic and biochemistry. (1999-10-04)

A new X-ray spectroscopic tool for probing the interstellar medium
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the first clear detection of signatures long sought in the spectra of X-ray astronomical sources, the so-called EXAFS signatures, standing for (2009-03-31)

Probing semiconductor crystals with a sphere of light
Tohoku University researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The approach, published in the journal Applied Physics Express, improves on current photoluminescence spectroscopy techniques and could lead to energy savings for mass producers, and thus consumers, of power devices. (2019-06-06)

NC State physicists get first glimpse of nanoscale molecular behavior
A team of North Carolina State University physicists has discovered a new method for measuring the molecular properties of materials, which could assist in the development of a wide variety of cutting-edge nanostructure technologies. (2000-11-05)

MR spectroscopy significantly reduces need for breast biopsy
Researchers have found that imaging suspicious breast lesions with magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy reduced the need for biopsy by 58 percent. With the addition of MR spectroscopy to the breast MR imaging (MRI) protocol, 23 of 40 suspicious lesions could have been spared biopsy, and none of the resultant cancers would have been missed. (2006-05-30)

Scientists find safer ways to detect uranium minerals
The threat of (2006-11-20)

New 2D spectroscopy methods
Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy. (2018-07-04)

MR spectroscopy helps identify cancerous breast tumors
Measuring the biochemical changes in breast tumors with magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy enables radiologists to more accurately distinguish benign tumors from cancerous ones. (2005-07-26)

Doing more with terahertz: Simplifying near-infrared spectroscopy systems
Researchers from Beihang University, China, and Tokushima University, Japan, have developed a terahertz spectroscopy scheme that offers outstanding resolution using a single laser. (2020-06-08)

THz spectroscopy could help Explain water's anomalies
Liquid water sustains life on earth, but its physical properties remain mysterious among scientific researchers. Recently, a team of Swiss researchers used existing THz spectroscopy techniques to measure liquid water's hydrogen bonding. Future efforts with this technique could one day help explain water's peculiar properties. The team reports their findings in The Journal of Chemical Physics. (2018-06-27)

Improved technique determines structure in membrane proteins
By combining custom-built spectrometers, novel probe designs and faster pulse sequences, a team led by Illinois chemistry professor Chad Rienstra has developed unique capabilities for probing protein chemistry and structure through the use of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. (2008-08-17)

Near-infrared spectroscopy could improve flu vaccine manufacturing
Recent research outlines how near-infrared spectroscopy could be used to make cell-culture-based flu vaccine manufacturing faster and more efficient. (2018-10-10)

Researchers hone technique for finding signs of life on the Red Planet
Alison Olcott Marshall and Craig Marshall want to improve the way unmanned Mars probes detect condensed aromatic carbon, thought to be a chemical signature of astrobiology. (2015-05-14)

Joint international research project leads to a breakthrough in terahertz spectroscopy
Although terahertz spectroscopy has great potential, especially for environmental monitoring and security screening applications, it previously could not be used effectively to study nanocrystals or molecules at extremely low concentrations. An international team led by professor Luca Razzari at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre has found a solution to this problem by increasing the technique's sensitivity using metallic nanostructures, as explained in an article published in Nano Letters in January 2015. (2015-01-28)

Perspectives of infrared spectroscopy in quantitative estimation of proteins
The present review describes the basic principle and the instrumentation of IR spectroscopy along with its advancements. Beyond this, various applications of this technique in determination of protein structure and quantification in different materials such as foods stuffs, biotechnological products and biological fluids have also been summarized. (2020-11-06)

Mapping Biodiversity and Conservation Hotspots of the Amazon
Researchers have used remote sensing data to map out the functional diversity of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon basin, a technique that revealed hotspots for conservation. (2017-02-09)

Mapping biodiversity and conservation hotspots of the Amazon
Researchers have used remote sensing data to map out the functional diversity of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon basin, a technique that revealed hotspots for conservation. (2017-01-26)

New insight into molecular processes
Freiburg researchers are applying 2D-spectroscopy to isolated molecular systems for the first time. (2018-11-21)

Breakthrough study opens door to broader biomedical applications for Raman spectroscopy
Raman spectroscopy has enabled incredible advances in numerous scientific fields and is a powerful tool for tissue classification and disease recognition, although there have been considerable challenges to using the method in a clinical setting. Scientists have now demonstrated the advantages of wavelength-modulated Raman spectroscopy, opening the door to wider biomedical and clinical applications such as real-time assessment of tissues during surgery. (2013-02-19)

Beware doping athletes! This sensor may be your downfall
A new light-trapping sensor, developed by a University at Buffalo-led team of engineers and described in an Advanced Optical Materials study, makes infrared absorption more sensitive, inexpensive and versatile. It may improve scientists' ability use to sleuth out performance-enhancing drugs in blood samples, tiny particles of explosives in the air and more. (2017-07-31)

Protein structure determined in living cells
The function of a protein is determined both by its structure and by its interaction partners in the cell. Until now, proteins had to be isolated for analyzing them. Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, an international team of researchers has now, for the first time, solved the structure of a protein within a living cell, the bacterium Escherichia coli. (2009-03-05)

Researchers demonstrate single molecule absorption spectroscopy
A powerful new tool for probing molecular structure on surfaces has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Single molecule absorption spectroscopy can enhance molecular analysis, surface manipulation and studies of molecular energy and reactivity at the atomic level. (2005-12-20)

Researchers present concept for a new technique to study superheavy elements
Merging methodologies from physics and chemistry for the optical spectroscopy of superheavy elements. (2020-07-13)

Breakthrough for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
Researchers under the leadership of Heping Zeng at East China Normal University in Shanghai recently demonstrated a novel technique: plasma-grating-induced breakdown spectroscopy (GIBS). (2021-01-28)

For diabetics, spectroscopy may replace painful pinpricks
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken a key step toward developing a portable device to test diabetics' blood glucose by shining a light through their skin. (2011-10-24)

CCNY IUSL scientists study optical biopsy tool that detects disease in seconds
A recent IUSL paper published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology reports how Resonance Raman spectroscopy, a tool previously used to provide molecular information in science, is now being used in medicine and biomedicine to provide an optical biopsy that offers more detailed, faster detection. (2018-01-24)

Brookhaven scientist Peter Johnson shares American Physical Society Oliver E. Buckley Prize
Peter Johnson, a physicist at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, is one of three recipients of the American Physical Society's 2011 Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics. (2010-12-02)

Manufacturers, researchers urged to monitor polymer synthesis as it occurs
Polymer chemists will speed discovery, improve quality control, and reduce waste and byproduct production if they observe what they are doing as they do it. Researchers who use in-situ infrared spectroscopy during the synthesis of materials, rather than doing the spectroscopy afterwards, can see the new molecular structures form in real-time. (2001-04-01)

Looking at molecules from two sides with table-top femtosecond soft-X-rays
Researchers at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) have successfully combined a table-top laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window with novel flatjet technology. They are the first to demonstrate the simultaneous probing of carbon and nitrogen atoms in organic molecules in aqueous solution. (2018-12-21)

Researchers find conformational disorder tuning charge carrier mobility in 2D perovskites
Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China synthesized a series of 2D organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites films with large organic spacer cations, and found that mobility and broadband emission showed strong dependence on the molecular conformational order of organic cations. (2020-11-23)

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