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Photoluminescence Spectroscopy Poster Presentation Series – TADF Emitter Characterisation

This poster presentation video illustrates how to fully characterise the photophysics of a Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) material for OLED applications using an FS5 Spectrofluorometer. Spectral and time-resolved photoluminescence, quantum yield, and temperature dependence are all studied in a compact FS5 instrument.

Map of the Month – Pharmaceutical Emulsions

Emulsions are phase-separated liquid in liquid mixtures that are found naturally in different foods and are often used in the formulation of cosmetics and medicines. Confocal Raman microscopy is an excellent technique for providing 3-dimensional chemical images of emulsions, and it can inform manufacturers about the morphology and distribution of liquid particles in their products. Read our latest Map of
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Map of the Month – Mapping Defects in Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar cells based on perovskites are extremely promising as a renewable energy source, but the presence of defects can limit their power conversion efficiency. In May’s Map of the Month, we performed photoluminescence mapping of a perovskite thin film to confirm the presence and characterise the reduced optical performance of a defect structure.

Detectors for Raman Spectroscopy: CCDs, EMCCDs, and InGaAs Arrays

In this Spectral School tutorial, we discuss the differences between the detectors available for Raman microscopes, and how to select one based on important performance parameters such as quantum efficiency and spectral range.

Map of the Month – Edinburgh Rugby

In April’s Map of the Month, in recognition of our affiliation with Edinburgh Rugby, we performed Raman Surface Mapping on the club’s 150th-anniversary badge.

Raman Microscopy Poster Presentation Series – Food & Beverage Analysis

Raman Poster Presentation Series – Food Analysis using Raman Microscopy. This short video discusses some applications of Raman microscopy in the foods & drinks industry: detection of pesticides, identification of edible oils, ethanol and methanol testing of whisky, and chocolate distribution analysis.

Map of the Month – Multimodal Imaging of WSe2

In this Map of the Month, we highlight our recent Application Note, in which the RMS1000 was used in multiple microscopic and spectroscopic imaging modes to investigate the structural and optical properties of a crystal of WSe2.
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Common Sampling Techniques of FTIR Spectroscopy

FTIR spectroscopy can be configured with multiple sampling accessories covering all applications. This article introduces the most commonly used sampling techniques; transmission, ATR, specular reflectance, and DRIFTS. Learn about how each technique works, its most important applications areas, and the pros and cons of using them in your research.

What is FTIR Spectroscopy?

This quick read blog will introduce the basics of FTIR spectroscopy discussing how the instrument works, and what the resulting spectrum can reveal about your sample.

Map of the Month - Art

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.