We were delighted to see that our customer, Prof. Hongmei Su at Beijing Normal University, had a research paper featured in a recent publication in JACS.1. One of the lines of Prof. Su’s work is the photochemistry of DNA and RNA damage. DNA damage can be caused by reactive species such as radicals or by radiation, and is related to cancer and degenerative diseases. Understanding the mechanisms of damage is the first step towards prevention. Read our latest customer highlight and download Prof. Su’s research paper.
Research and Publications
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 cell efficiencies, and their potential for providing high-efficiency low-cost solar power. In this blog post we highlight our recent application notes which focus on perovskites and their reactions to various photoluminescence spectroscopy measurements.
Take a look at some of the research papers from February that have been published by customers using our fluorescence spectrometers.
Publication Highlight – Colloidal Quantum Dots: Enhancing the Photoluminescence Quantum Yield through Surface Passivation
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 Traps in II−VI and III−V Colloidal Quantum Dots: The Importance of Z‑Type Ligand Passivation” published in JACS. In this research highlight we will discuss the importance of Prof. Houtepen’s work on colloidal quantum dots and the photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy techniques that were used in their recent paper.
The new year is off to a strong start for customer publications with over 250 papers published using Edinburgh Instruments spectrometers during January. Here is a selection of the highlights from last month.
There was no slowing down Edinburgh Instruments’ customers during the festive period with over 170 papers published using our fluorescence and transient absorption spectrometers in December. Here is a breakdown of some of the best from last month.
Our customers had over 200 papers published during the course of November. Here is a rundown of some of the highlights for you to enjoy.
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.
It has been another strong month for customer publications with over 240 research papers published using Edinburgh Instruments spectrometers in October. Here is a rundown of the top five publications from October.
Publication Highlight: Upconverting Nanoparticles (UCNP) for Photodynamic Therapy Treatment of Tumors
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. In this paper a new synthesis route for small and efficient upconverting nanoparticles was reported and their properties optimised with the aid of an Edinburgh Instruments FLS980 Photoluminescence Spectrometer. The significance of Prof. Vetrone’s work and the photoluminescence techniques that they used to characterise their newly synthesised UCNPs are discussed.