The new year is off to a strong start for customer publications with over 250 papers published using Edinburgh Instruments spectrometers during January. Here is a selection of the highlights from last month.
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In the first of a new series on Advanced Measurements, we look at integrating spheres for absorption, reflection and absolute quantum yield.
We were delighted to talk to Prof. Hanson from Florida State University to find out about his work in the field of photophysics research and how he has been using our FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer and LP980 Transient Absorption Spectrometer.
There was no slowing down Edinburgh Instruments’ customers during the festive period with over 170 papers published using our fluorescence and transient absorption spectrometers in December. Here is a breakdown of some of the best from last month.
In the 2nd of our Employee Spotlight Series we sit down with Optical Alignment Engineer, Ivan Rybtsov and talk about his role at Edinburgh Instruments as well as where his passion for science comes from.
Our customers had over 200 papers published during the course of November. Here is a rundown of some of the highlights for you to enjoy.
We are lucky to have some holly just outside our factory in Scotland which makes us feel Christmassy all year round. Taking advantage of this we have measured the fluorescence quantum yield of its leaves as a function of temperature, using an FLS1000 with a Cryosphere accessory.
Professor Julia Weinstein at the University of Sheffield has been a longstanding customer of Edinburgh Instruments’ and has established many successful collaborations with scientists across the globe. Her work concerns photo-induced charge and energy transfer reactions with applications in solar energy, bioimaging, and photodynamic therapy. We were lucky enough to get a chance to catch up with her, see what she had to say.
In this post we discuss the phenomena of second order diffraction through a monochromator and the problems it can cause in fluorescence spectroscopy. This is the second in a series of blog posts where we discuss the most common errors made, and experimental artefacts that appear when measuring fluorescence spectra. This list was originally inspired by the ‘Rogue’s Gallery of Fluorescence Artefacts and Errors’ in the excellent book ‘Introduction to Fluorescence’ by David M. Jameson.
Time Correlated Single-Photon Counting (TCSPC) is the method of choice for fluorescence lifetime measurements. This blog post follows an introduction to Time Correlated Single Photon Counting, which answers the question; What is TCSPC?