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Application Note: Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Carbon Dots

Carbon dots (C-dots) are nanoparticles composed of carbon with diameters below 10 nm. They were accidentally discovered in 2004 by Xu, et al1 when researching methods to purify carbon nanotubes. Since their discovery they have received much attention from the Materials Science community as a potential alternative to semiconductor quantum dots, especially in biological applications due to their low toxicity. Some of their applications include photocatalysis, solar cells, bioimaging and drug delivery.


Technical Note: Choosing Laser and LED Sources for Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Experiments

As photoluminescence (PL) research evolves, so does the demand for sensitive instrumentation to measure increasingly weak PL signals. Besides photon-counting detectors and monochromators with good stray light rejection, the source used to excite the sample is a key component to consider when designing an experiment.


Application Note: 3D Raman Mapping of a Transdermal Patch

How can Raman microscopy help the battle to quit smoking? Read this latest application note to find out how the RMS1000 can aid pharmaceutical laboratories quality control nicotine patches via 3D Raman mapping.


Application Note: Energy Transfer in a Liquid Scintillator Investigated using Time-Resolved X-ray Excited Luminescence Spectroscopy

Liquid scintillator detectors are widely utilised in neutrino and astroparticle detection experiments. One liquid scintillator that is increasingly being used in large scale detection experiments is linear alkylbenzene (LAB). LAB is an attractive scintillator due to its low cost, high flash point and low toxicity; making it easier to handle than previously used toxic and flammable organic solvents. LAB is commonly used together with the fluor 2,5-diphenyloxazole (PPO) which increases luminescence yield and shifts the luminescence to longer wavelengths.In this application note the properties of the liquid scintillator system LAB/PPO are investigated using time-resolved X-ray excited luminescence spectroscopy with the FLS1000 and XS1 X-ray Sample Chamber.


Application Note: Confocal Raman and Photoluminescence Microscopy for Forensic Investigations

Forensic investigations often study extremely small samples which may need analysed by multiple techniques. Confocal Raman and Photoluminescence (PL) Microscopy are well-suited techniques for dealing with such samples. This application note details how Raman and PL microscopy can be used as an analysis tool in any forensic laboratory.


Webinar: Introduction to Raman Microscopy and its Applications

You can now view the above webinar on our website.


Webinar: Raman Spectroscopy of Polymers

We are delighted to announce the next in our series of popular webinars - “Raman Spectroscopy of Polymers”. This webinar session will be taking place at 9am and 4pm GMT on the 19th November.


Webinar: Applying Raman & PL Microscopy to Materials Characterisation

View our webinar – “Applying Raman & PL Microscopy to Materials Characterisation”.


Webinar: Photoluminescence and Transient Absorption

Discover this webinar presented by Edinburgh Instruments about 'Photoluminescence and Transient Absorption'.


Webinar: Photoluminescence Characterisation of Perovskite Semiconductors

We recently visited the virtual MRS Spring Conference where we ran a webinar session on the popular topic of 'Photoluminescence Characterisation of Perovskite Semiconductors'.