Aug. 29, 2013
Using carbon nanotubes, a research team led by Professor Hyung Gyu Park in collaboration with Dr. Tiziana Bond has developed a sensor that greatly amplifies the sensitivity of commonly used but typically weak vibrational spectroscopic methods, such as Raman spectroscopy. This type of sensor makes it possible to detect molecules present in the tiniest of concentrations.
moreJun. 13, 2013
WITec will host the 10th Symposium on "Confocal Raman Imaging". The Raman Spectroscopy community will meet from September 30th to October 2nd, 2013 in Ulm, Germany. The symposium will cover various aspects of modern Raman microscopy and will provide deep insights into confocal Raman imaging and its applications.
moreApr. 09, 2013
WITec appoints the winners of the PaperAward 2013: Research groups from France, Germany, and Spain are among the winners. For WITec PaperAward 2013, 54 publications, published between January and December 2012, were submitted to this year's competition. Due to the number of high-quality papers, the PaperAward jury decided to recognize three winning papers in gold, silver, and bronze.
moreDec. 11, 2012
The Cobolt Zouk is a continuous-wave (CW) single-frequency DPSS laser operating at 355 nm in a perfect quality TEM00 beam (M2<1.1) and with 10 or 20 mW output power.
A proprietary laser cavity design provides ultra-low noise performance of typically <0.2% rms (over 20 Hz-20MHz and over 10-40ºC), a narrow spectral linewidth of <1MHz and immunity to optical feedback.
moreDec. 03, 2012
Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have shown that they can peer into the structure of blended polymers, resolving details of the molecular arrangement at sub-micrometer levels. The capability has important implications for the design of industrially important polymers like the polyethylene blends used to repair aging waterlines.
moreNov. 29, 2012
Bruker Nano Surfaces Division has announced the release of IRIS TERS Probes. By enabling Tip- Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS), the IRIS TERS Probes provide users a complete path to nondestructive, label-free chemical detection at the nanoscale.
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.
moreOct. 09, 2012
Cobolt has recently introduced four new high power laser models on the 05-01 platform for high power single-frequency DPSS lasers.
The Cobolt Zouk 355 nm is now available with an output power up to 20mW, the Cobolt Samba 532 nm up to 1.5W, the Cobolt Flamenco 660 nm up to 0.5W and the Cobolt Rumba at 1064nm up to 3W.
moreAug. 23, 2012
Detailed molecular-scale measurements of a chemical reaction accelerated by sunlight have been made for the first time ever. Chemists at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) have set up a special microscope to simultaneously take part in and observe the catalysed chemical reaction. The results were published in Nature Nanotechnology.
moreJun. 10, 2012
Craic Technologies has introduced Apollo Raman microspectrometer, a powerful tool for collecting Raman spectra from microscopic samples or microscopic sampling areas of larger samples.