Sep. 18, 2014
UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or "breathes," and shifts from one quantum state to another. The groundbreaking achievement, led by Ara Apkarian, professor of chemistry, and Eric Potma, associate professor of chemistry, opens a window into the strange realm of quantum mechanics - where nanoscopic bits of matter seemingly defy the logic of classical physics.
moreJun. 10, 2014
The WITec Suite software is specifically developed to acquire and process large data volumes of large-area, high-resolution measurements and 3D imaging while providing speed, performance, and usability.
Through the software architecture and graphical user interface an integrated and consolidated functionality is available incorporating the various techniques and measurement modes from Raman, to AFM, to SNOM, fluorescence and luminescence.
moreJun. 05, 2014
The result of a unique collaboration between clinicians, chemists and physicists, this book provides an unparalleled overview of a new generation of diagnostic tools in clinical pathology.
moreMay. 19, 2014
The winners of this year's WITec PaperAwards have been announced. Research groups from the USA, France, and Germany won the PaperAwards in gold, silver, and bronze, respectively. The annual awards honor outstanding scientific publications that feature results acquired with a WITec instrument. Scientists from all over the world submitted more than 60 publications, from between January and December 2013, to this year's competition. A jury chose the three winning papers from among the submissions to be honored with a PaperAward. Selection criteria included the impact of scientific results and the innovation of the applied techniques.
moreApr. 24, 2014
There are two methods to determine the number of layers of nano-materials like Graphene or Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) with Raman spectroscopy: Measuring the intralayer vibrational modes (fingerprint spectral region) and measuring the interlayer modes (very low frequencies region).
moreApr. 15, 2014
Carbon nanotubes are expected to be used in a myriad of applications ranging from military protective clothing to hydrogen storage. Due to their nanometer dimensions, however, the structure and surface chemistry of individual carbon nanotubes cannot be easily studied using conventional techniques. Norihiko Hayazawa and colleagues from the Near Field NanoPhotonics Research Team at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics have now developed a high-resolution microscopy technique that can resolve individual carbon nanotubes under ambient conditions. The work has been published in Nature Communications.
moreMar. 19, 2014
Horiba Scientific has introduced the XploRA PLUS Raman microscope. XploRA PLUS incorporates unique and powerful research functions in an impressively compact analytical bench footprint.
Offering simplicity, reliability and power, it does not compromise data quality or image resolution. XploRA PLUS is a fully confocal and high performance Raman microscope, offering an unmatched and enhanced range of options such as multiple laser wavelengths, complete automation, EMCCD detection, Raman polarization and even AFM coupling.
moreFeb. 12, 2014
The Horiba Scientific XploRA nano integrates Scanning Probe Microscopy with Raman Spectroscopy for simultaneous and ultra-fast measurements of physical properties and chemical composition.
Optimized for highest optical throughput and stability, the XploRA nano excels at imaging. Thanks to specialized plasmonic probes now available from Horiba Scientific, it makes tip-enhanced Raman imaging easier than ever, with resolution better than 10 nanometers.
moreNov. 29, 2012
WITec and Advanced Technological Solutions Ltd. (ATSL) have announced that they have entered into a new distribution agreement that will enable WITec to extend its global reach and promote its full product line of high-resolution SNOM, AFM and Raman Imaging solutions in Israel.
moreNov. 08, 2012
Craic Technologies has announced the addition of lasers with peak wavelengths ranging from 405 nm through the 830 nm to the Craic Apollo Raman microspectrometer.
Craic Apollo enables scientists and engineers to measure the Raman spectra from microscopic samples or microscope sampling areas of large samples. The microspectrometer can even be added to a microspectrophotometer adding Raman microspectroscopy to UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance and fluorescence microspectroscopy and imaging.