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Determining Fluorescence Lifetimes

Why and how we fit components to recorded TCSPC data? Using a variety of examples, we show how different systems need to be explored in different ways from the same TCSPC system.
Map of the Month

Map of the Month – Document Forgery

The forgery of documents is a common problem for the police, customs officials, and historians, and they are very difficult to detect by eye. Here we show how photoluminescence spectroscopy can be used to detect an ink forgery without damaging the sample.
Spectral School

Infrared or Raman Spectroscopy?

IR and Raman spectroscopy are two complimentary vibrational spectroscopy techniques. How to choose which one to use? Our Spectral School article explains how to tell if your samples are better suited to Raman or IR spectroscopy and why.
People of Edinburgh Instruments

People of Edinburgh Instruments - Clark Gray, Application Scientist Intern

We chatted with Edinburgh Instruments Applications Intern Clark Gray about his accomplishments throughout university and his experience at Edinburgh Instruments.
Spectral School

What is FLIM – Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy?

An introduction to Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) and how it works.
Spectral School

Time Correlated Single Photon Counting: Why use TCSPC for Fluorescence Lifetime Measurements?

Further exploration of Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting, highlighting its superior characteristics over analogue techniques.
Map of the Month

Map of the Month - Hay Fever Medication

Nasal relief sprays reduce the symptoms of hay fever and colds. Read this Map of the Month blog to find out how they do this, and how Raman mapping can be used to track the distribution of the active pharmaceutical ingredient.
Spectral School

What is Multichannel Scaling (MCS)?

An introduction to Multi-Channel Scaling which is the ideal technique for identifying phosphorescent lifetimes.

Illumination Techniques in Optical Microscopy

In this Spectral School Tutorial, we introduce some of the most common optical microscopy terms and techniques, including upright and inverted microscopes, reflected and transmitted illumination modes, and brightfield and darkfield contrast mechanisms, and discuss their applicability with respect to different research areas.