This Map of the Month blog highlights Raman microscopy’s capability to assist in the identification of art forgeries. The technique is sensitive to pigments which can give clues to the age of the art piece, and the authenticity.
Research and Publications
A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Dr Ludovic Troian-Gautier (Université Catholique de Louvain) have published a study on the mechanism of photoredox reactions involving aryl diazonium salts and a range of photosensitisers. Using the LP980 transient absorption spectrometer from Edinburgh Instruments, the team detected the transient pair of radicals formed in the process and the lifetime of the reaction
Science Trends in 2023 will shape the future of research, from environmental challenges to advances in precision medicine. Read our blog which outlines the trends in 2023 for molecular spectroscopy applications.
Ever wondered what’s in your chocolate treats – this map of the month we investigate some white chocolate. Mapping the sample, we can see the distribution of the key components in chocolate!
In this Map of the Month, we highlight the sensitivity of Raman and PL microscopy for analysing 2D materials such as tungsten disulfide.
In November members of staff from Livingston Care Home, embarked, along with family and friends on a sponsored 5k walk to raise funds for Livingston Care Home.
Fluorescence lifetime is an important photophysical parameter, providing insights into the energy relaxation and dynamics of the species under study.
This Map of the Month we highlight the versatility of the RMS1000 by incorporating a femtosecond pulsed infrared fibre laser to measure multiphoton images of mouse intestine.
Raman spectroscopy is a valuable tool for the non-destructive and specific analysis of biological samples. Find out more about how we used the RM5 to examine the composition of bone tissue in our new blog post.
How can we take Raman maps faster? This Map of the Month we discuss our Fast Mapping feature in Ramacle® using a sample of MoS2 to show how we can acquire Raman maps with significantly reduced acquisition times.