Map of the Month
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.