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Map of the Month – MoS2 Fast Mapping

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.

Ben Nevis Summit Fundraiser for The Ronald McDonald House

On 10th September, Edinburgh Instruments, Mechanical Design Engineer, Adam Loch climbed Ben Nevis along with friends and family to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Food Analysis and Raman Spectroscopy

When we buy food from the supermarket, we expect it to be safe and authentic, but how do authorities check this? Raman spectroscopy is one of the tools used due to its chemical identification power, this blog details how the technique is used on alcohol and edible oils.

Map of the Month - Convallaria

September’s Map of the Month highlights recent research on the RMS1000 using a femtosecond laser to measure 2PEF. 2PEF is a fantastic technique for studying biological samples, and this MOTM focuses on a stained slide of convallaria.
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What are Absorption, Excitation and Emission Spectra?

Learn more about the differences between molecular absorption, excitation and emission spectra in this latest blog post.

Map of the Month – Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

August’s Map of the Month highlights a recent application note studying SWCNTs. The have a broad range of applications and studying the chiral indexes present in a SWCNT sample is crucial for understanding their properties. Photoluminescence spectroscopy is one of the most helpful tools to study such samples, in the form of excitation emission matrix spectroscopy.

Map of the Month – Pharmaceutical Tablet

July’s Map of the Month highlights the first in our new series of Software Highlights. This month we focus on Surface Mapping in Ramacle® on a pharmaceutical tablet. Using Surface Mapping any issues of out of focus Z points from the uneven surface are removed and we can obtain a Surface Map showing the distribution of the 3 APIs in

Map of the Month - June

Diatoms are single-celled algae encased in a silica cell wall. These algae have major roles in our ecosystem and a great bioindicators of water quality. Raman microscopy can be used to 3D these intricate cell walls, find out more in June’s Map of the Month.

World Bee Day

Pollen analysis by Raman microscopy allows for species determination and nutrient levels can be assessed, important for determining if bees are getting the diet they need. Pollens studies provide insight into pollinator biodiversity and plant-pollinator interactions which in turn allows researchers to gain information about cultivated crops in the area. This quick read blog post reveals some Raman mapping data

Word Of The Week - 2

Activate your brain and have some fun by attempting to solve our Word of the Week.