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Australian laser heat treating technology pioneer, LaserBond, has just announced a $1 million technology sale to Curtin University, Western Australia. Curtin University will use LaserBond’s innovative laser metal deposition (LMD) system to advance materials development with its capacity for cutting-edge 3D metal printing, laser additive manufacturing, laser welding, and other laser cladding solutions.
The use of carbon nanotubes has exploded in recent years. Raman spectroscopy has emerged as a standard tool for establishing the various unique properties of carbon nanotubes, allowing scientists to develop their use in a growing number of applications.
Brillouin spectroscopy is rapidly becoming an essential complementary method to Raman spectroscopy. In this article, its current implementation and future outlook are discussed.
Raman and infrared spectroscopy possess a key similarity: their ability to recover information on molecular vibrations. However, does that mean using both techniques together is redundant, or are there scenarios where this may be advantageous?
Hundreds of meters underwater might not seem like the natural home of a Raman spectrometer, but recent work has shown that this method's excellent analytical powers can be put to use just there.
With the growth of new electric vehicle developments comes the demand for new manufacturing and maintenance techniques. For this industry, one of these has been laser cleaning for EV batteries.
Manipulating the polarization of light in spectroscopies can reveal previously hidden spectral and structural information on the species of interest. One key example of this is the use of circularly polarized light in protein studies to perform circular dichroism measurements.
Electron microscopy coupled with fluorescence has validated the efficacy of a new technique designed to genetically tag proteins in a predetermined neural location, helping scientists gain a deeper understanding of neurological illnesses and potentially develop new therapeutic approaches based on this knowledge.
Electron microscopy is currently moving into a new era. Here, we discuss the current developments in leveraging automation in electron microscopy, how this may evolve in the future, and what impact this will make.
Spectroscopy is one of the primary techniques used in astronomy to understand the Universe. Many breath-taking astronomical discoveries in recent decades resulted from advanced spectroscopic measurements.