The terms; luminescence, photoluminescence, fluorescence and phosphorescence are routinely used in research papers to describe the emission of light from a sample. This multiple naming [...]
With perovskite being such a hot topic at the moment Halide perovskite photovoltaic cells have attracted tremendous attention due to the rapid rise in solar [...]
Science Trends in 2023 will shape the future of research, from environmental challenges to advances in precision medicine. Read our blog which outlines the trends [...]
Efficient extraction of charge carriers is critical for the creation of high-efficiency solar cells. To improve charge extraction, electron and hole extraction layers are routinely [...]
The hybrid halide perovskite has recently emerged as a new class of low cost semiconductor for optoelectronic applications. They have received widespread attention as an [...]
Molecular Spectroscopy is a subcategory of spectroscopy that studies the interaction of radiation with molecules and extended materials, as opposed to atomic spectroscopy techniques which [...]
In this application note, emission properties of a phosphorescent organic light emitting diode (PhOLED) are investigated using an FS5 Spectrofluorometer equipped with the electroluminescence accessory. [...]
Zero-dimensional (0D) metal halide hybrids are an emerging class of semiconducting materials for optoelectronic applications including light-emitting diodes, lasers and photovoltaics. Heterometallic (comprising of more [...]
In our latest application note "Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of a White-Light Emitting Perovskite Structure" we study the photoluminescence properties of a perovskite light emitter using the [...]
Using excitation emission matrix spectroscopy, in this application note the FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer, equipped with an InGaAs NIR camera, is used to identify the chiral [...]
As manufacturers of state of the art fluorescence spectroscopy instrumentation, we are able to meet the most demanding applications within photophysics, photochemistry, material sciences and [...]
We appreciate that choosing a provider for your spectroscopy needs can be challenging. In this quick read we look at the top five reasons you [...]
Halide perovskite solar cells have attracted tremendous attention over recent years due to the rapid rise in solar cell efficiencies and their potential for providing [...]
In this blog post we highlight a recent paper by Professor Fiorenzo Vetrone, Small and Bright Lithium-Based Upconverting Nanoparticles (UCNP), which was published in JACS. [...]
We are delighted to announce a series of Webinars this Summer by our Taiwan business partners, Rightek.
For those working in the field of molecular spectroscopy [...]
Hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskite semiconductors show excellent promise as optoelectronic devices due to their high performance, solution processability, low cost and tunability. They have received [...]
Congratulations to our customer, Professor Arjan J. Houtepen and his research group at Delft University of Technology, who recently had their paper “Finding and Fixing [...]
At Edinburgh Instruments, we understand that choosing the right spectroscopy instrumentation can be difficult, which is why we have highlighted the most popular Spectroscopy Instrumentation [...]
Fourier Transform Photoluminescence (FT-PL) spectrometers are modified to overcome the problems associated with measuring photoluminescence on a non-dispersive instrument. In this technical note, we discuss [...]
Carbon dots are nanoparticles composed of carbon with diameters below 10 nm. They were accidentally discovered in 2004 by Xu, et al1 when researching methods [...]
When using Raman spectroscopy, we are typically told that photoluminescence (PL) interference is always a problem. However, that’s not always true and configuring your Raman [...]
In this application note, the photoluminescence properties of graphene oxide are investigated using an FLS1000 Photoluminescence Spectrometer equipped with double excitation and emission monochromators and [...]
The development of the light emitting diode (LED) has revolutionised the lighting and display industries. The immense impact of the LED was recognised by the [...]
Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) is an optical spectroscopic technique where a sample is excited with a laser, and the fluorescence emitted by the sample is [...]
We are delighted to announce that we will be running a series of webinars in June covering molecular spectroscopy applications. The webinars are open to [...]
FTIR spectroscopy can be configured with multiple sampling accessories covering all applications. This article introduces the most commonly used sampling techniques; transmission, ATR, specular reflectance, [...]
Photoluminescence and electroluminescence are important imaging techniques in the development of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) visual display technology.
Here, these techniques are [...]
A CCD Spectrometer (Charge Coupled Device) can significantly reduce the acquisition time of excitation-emission maps, particularly those with narrow emission linewidths.
Excitation-emission spectroscopy becomes increasingly useful [...]
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 [...]
The photomultiplier tube (PMT) is the detector of choice for high performance fluorescence spectrometers such as the Edinburgh Instruments FLS1000, due to its excellent [...]
Congratulations to our customer, Professor Shuming Chen and his research team at the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen for the acceptance of their [...]
Triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion (TTA-UC) is an optical method to convert low to high-energy photons even at low light-level conditions.
Devices based on TTA-UC [...]
Photoluminescence spectroscopy is an excellent technique for the direct detection of singlet oxygen (1O2).
1O2 measurements require a combination of sensitive instrumentation, high-intensity [...]
Perovskite Quantum Dots are a promising new class of light emitters. In this application note a complete photophysical characterisation, comprising of absorption spectra, photoluminescence spectra, [...]
The analysis of components is important in the chemistry, microbiology and engineering of food products. Component analysis is a useful tool in the authentication, quality [...]
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 [...]
Triplet excited states in molecules and materials play an important role in many practical applications, from phosphorescent pigments to photodynamic therapy, and even photovoltaic solar [...]
Phosphors coatings are used in a wide variety of consumer products, such as discharge lamps, light emitting diodes, and displays. Their light emitting properties are [...]
In this post we discuss the phenomena of second order diffraction through a monochromator and the problems it can cause in fluorescence spectroscopy. This is [...]
Organic co-crystals can be found in various applications, such as organic-based light-emitting diodes and lasers.
However, the co-crystals’ planar and rigid constituents limit [...]
Luminescent optical probes based on lanthanide chelates have attracted particular attention over the last decades in the biomedical field due to their versatile magnetic and [...]
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 [...]
Controlling excited state energetics between molecules to harness and transfer energy is paramount in light-based applications, from photocatalysis to medical imaging to design of next [...]
The 16th of May marks the International Day of Light, a date of importance at Edinburgh Instruments as we use light every day in our [...]
We recently visited the virtual MRS Spring Conference where we ran a webinar session on the popular topic of 'Photoluminescence Characterisation of Perovskite Semiconductors'. [...]
A diffraction grating is used to separate polychromatic light into its constituent wavelengths. In a Raman spectrometer a diffraction grating is used to separate the [...]
In this technical note we describe the operation of Batch Mode and demonstrate two examples where it is useful: temperature maps of anisotropy and measurements [...]
The ability to perform multiple complementary spectroscopic imaging techniques on a single sample is advantageous.
Lifetime imaging is complementary to spectral photoluminescence and [...]
Many upconversion luminescent materials emissive properties change as a function of temperature, pressure, or the presence of a chemical species. Such properties have long been [...]
Organic solar cells are promising candidates for utilising solar energy due to their adjustable chemical structure and ease of processing for large area photovoltaic panels. [...]
What is Quantum Yield? In this article we give a useful insight to the history of quantum yield and how to measure it using the [...]
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 [...]
The ideal anticancer drug would be one that is effective at killing rapidly producing cells, is targeted directly to the tumour location, and is non-toxic [...]
Photogenerated charge carriers in a semiconductor can be studied by Transient Absorption (TA) spectroscopy.
The LP980 Transient Absorption Spectrometer provides spectral and time-resolved information [...]
This poster presentation video illustrates how to fully characterise the photophysics of a Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) material for OLED applications using an FS5 [...]
For 50 years Edinburgh Instruments has been providing customers at leading-edge research institutes, academic and industrial facilities with the best fluorescence spectroscopy products in the [...]
In November’s Map of the Month, we celebrate the coming of autumn by photoluminescence imaging chlorophyll in a fallen leaf. [...]
Photon upconversion is the sequential absorption of two or more long wavelength photons leading to the emission of a photon with a shorter wavelength. [...]
Edinburgh Instruments is delighted to launch a series of pulsed light sources for time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. The VPL, VPLED and HPL series of pulsed diode [...]
Hypochlorite (ClO-) is commonly used for disinfecting tap water, but its concentration needs to be monitored to make sure it is effective but not toxic. [...]
The excited triplet state of the photosensitiser rose bengal is fully characterised by spectral and kinetic transient absorption.
The kinetics of triplet absorption [...]
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 [...]
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Carbon nanotube architectures are of interest in a number of technologies because of their interesting properties.
Raman spectroscopy can analyse various properties of [...]
Providing world-class Molecular Spectroscopy solutions for over 50 years, Edinburgh Instruments precision Raman microscopes offer the highest quality and sensitivity instruments.
RMS1000 Research Grade Microscope
Extending capabilities [...]
Persistent luminescence, commonly called afterglow, is characterised by long-lasting visible emission over several hours after ultraviolet excitation. This finds wide applications in glow-in-the-dark signage and [...]
The quantum yield of a material is a fundamental photophysical parameter that defines its efficiency to convert absorbed light into emitted and can be measured [...]
In this article, the definitions of transmittance and absorbance of light by a substance are first introduced followed by an explanation of the Beer-Lambert Law. [...]
In the first of a series of blog posts about common errors made, our applications team discuss how to identify the presence of Raman scattering [...]
Understanding and optimising novel materials for the next generation of fuel sources for our energy needs that are efficient, affordable, and carbon neutral is of [...]
Edinburgh Instruments recently sponsored and attended the 'Maximising the rISC' workshop on Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) at the University of Durham. [...]
An introduction to Multi-Channel Scaling which is the ideal technique for identifying phosphorescent lifetimes. [...]
We were delighted to talk to Prof. Hanson from Florida State University to find out about his work in the field of photophysics research and [...]
Edinburgh Instruments is delighted to announce the release of its new benchtop FTIR Spectrometer, the IR5, designed and manufactured at their global headquarters in Scotland.
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, [...]
Edinburgh Instruments is delighted to announce the launch of the new RMS1000 Raman Microscope designed and manufactured at their global headquarters in Scotland.
The RMS1000 Raman [...]
Professor Julia Weinstein at the University of Sheffield has been a longstanding customer of Edinburgh Instruments' and has established many successful collaborations with scientists across [...]
This Guide is designed to help you to determine the Fluorescence Quantum Yields (QY) of liquid samples using your FLS920 spectrometer and the Integrating Sphere [...]
In Raman microscopy, the sample substrate can contribute to the Raman spectrum and hide valuable sample information.
Different substrate materials have unique optical [...]
Edinburgh Instruments is a global leader in the research, development and manufacturing of state-of-the-art spectroscopic instrumentation for over 50 years. During this time, a worldwide [...]
In this application note, we discuss FRET Fluorescence Based Immunoassay after time-resolved techniques have been applied.
Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) is a phenomenon of non-radiative [...]
Photocatalysis, the induction of chemical changes by absorption of light, has applications ranging from water splitting for hydrogen production, removal of pollutants from water, and [...]
This Map of the Month blog highlights Raman microscopy’s capability to assist in the identification of art forgeries. The technique is sensitive to pigments which [...]
The understanding of reaction kinetics is an important area of study across biology and chemistry. Through the study of reaction kinetics the reaction rate, reaction [...]
With Christmas fast approaching our Map of The Month features one of the most used types of Christmas Tree – the pine tree! Find [...]
We were delighted to catch up with Arey Professor of Chemistry, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Professor Thomas J. Meyer and [...]
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 [...]
Nanocarbon & 2D Materials e-book
This e-book demonstrates how Raman microscopy and excitation emission matrix spectroscopy can be used for the analysis of nanocarbon and 2D [...]
Edinburgh Instruments (EI) founded as the first private spin-out company on Britain's first University 'Research Park'. The company was founded by Professor Des Smith, OBE, [...]
Edi’s been making a mess in the kitchen! Baking up some Christmas goodies we’ve had a few spills along the way. But what did they [...]
Ever wondered what’s in your chocolate treats – this map of the month we investigate some white chocolate. Mapping the sample, we can see the [...]
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. [...]
Tech Eyes Online, a Japanese online portal focusing on measurement instrumentation, recently caught up with our Japanese distributor at the 18th Light & Laser Technology [...]
Edinburgh Instruments was recently delighted to exhibit and participate in the 10th Asian Photochemistry Conference (APC) which was held in Taipei, Taiwan from 16th – [...]
Nanoscale materials such as quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles and nanostructures exhibit strong spatial confinement upon photo-excitation and tuneable emission, which makes them extremely useful [...]
A first introduction to the popular method of Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting which may be used to separate multiple fluorescence lifetimes from a single sample. [...]
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 [...]
Despite being a major cause of seasonal allergies, the distribution of microscopic pollen particles is crucial for biodiversity. Read our latest Map of the Month [...]
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