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Component Close-Up: Constant Fraction Discrimination

Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting receives non-uniform pulses from the excitation source and the sample, so how do we ensure the timing electronics precisely record arrival time? Discover how constant fraction discrimination enables accurate timing despite pulse fluctuations and system noise.
Map of the Month

Map of the Month – Autumn Leaves

In November’s Map of the Month, we celebrate the coming of autumn by photoluminescence imaging chlorophyll in a fallen leaf.

Give 'em Pumpkin to Talk About - Spectrifying Sweets on the RMS1000

Happy Halloween! The applications team at Edinburgh Instruments are getting into the spooky spirit with some supernatural Raman maps taken on the new RMS1000 Raman Microscope. Find out more...

Nobel Prize Win: Quantum Dots

The 2023 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots. Find out more about how quantum dots have impacted our world and how the FS5 Spectrofluorometer can be used for the research and development of quantum dots in this blog.
Map of the Month

From Maps to Memories: Two Years in Review

Can you believe Map of the Month is 2 years old? Neither can we! To celebrate we asked some of the team to look back and pick their favourite map so far …
Spectral School

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.