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Photosynthesis in Plants: Holly

We are lucky to have some holly just outside our factory in Scotland which makes us feel Christmassy all year round. Taking advantage of this we have measured the fluorescence quantum yield of its leaves as a function of temperature, using an FLS1000 with a Cryosphere accessory.

Our Holiday Opening Hours

We would like to thank all our customers and partners and wish you all a happy holiday season, and a joyful new year. We look forward to working with you in 2022.

Map of the Month - December

With Christmas fast approaching our Map of The Month features one of the most used types of Christmas Tree – the pine tree! Find out more about this FLIM image of a pine tree section taken on our RMS1000 Raman Microscope.

Competition Time!

With the holiday season fast approaching, we have a wonderful festive competition for you. Enter now!

Bank Note Analysis with Edinburgh Instruments

Manufacturers of bank notes will use specific and unique dyes which helps keep authentic bank notes in circulation and aids the identification of forgeries. The dyes will have different photoluminescence (PL) emission, excitation, and lifetimes which can be used for authenticity checks.

The Life of C.V. Raman

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, the man responsible for discovering the Raman effect, paved the way for the modern Raman Microscopes that Edinburgh Instruments manufactures today. In honour of his birthday, we take a look into the path that led to the scattering discovery and all achievements thereafter. 

Map of the Month - November

Welcome to Edinburgh Instruments newest blog celebrating our work in Raman, Photoluminescence, and Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging. Every month we will highlight our pick for Map of the Month to show how our spectrometers can be used to reveal all the hidden secrets in your samples. 

Blood Analysis Using Raman Spectroscopy

Blood can also tell us a lot about our own body’s health. It is the fluid that circulates around our body providing nutrients, oxygen, and waste removal. The best way to analyse blood via Raman spectroscopy is by analysing the plasma or the serum. Find out more in this fascinating read.

10-Fold Quantum Yield Improvement of Ag₂S Nanoparticles by Fine Compositional Tuning

Ag₂S semiconductor nanoparticles (NPs) are near-infrared luminescent probes with outstanding properties (good biocompatibility, optimum spectral operation range, and easy biofunctionalization) that make them ideal probes for in vivo imaging. Using Edinburgh Instruments FLS920, you can download the full article and read the results of this research.

Optimized Photoluminescence Quantum Yield in Upconversion Composites considering the Scattering, Inner Filter Effects, Thickness, Self Absorption, and Temperature

Optimized photoluminescence quantum yield in upconversion composites considering the scattering, inner filter effects, thickness, self absorption, and temperature. Using the FLS920.