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Microscopy

Business & Education Sample Preparation

Dairy and Food Emulsions measurement

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

The particle size of the fat droplets present in dairy and other food emulsions is important in defining properties such as flavor release, mouth feel and emulsion stability. Thus, a knowledge of the particle size is critical in defining the functionality and taste of different food emulsion products. Here we show how laser diffraction can be used to measure and understand the changes in size that occur during production and storage of dairy products. This in turn can lead to a better understanding of how product formulation and performance are linked.

Business & Education Sample Preparation

Assessing Nanoparticle Toxicity in Waste Water

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) has found use in a variety of investigations researching the toxicity and environmental impact of nanoparticles. Here we discuss various publications in which NTA has been used to measure particle size and concentration of nanomaterials in waste water.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Killer Smile

| Joanna Cummings

A Chinese research group have discovered potentially dangerous levels of lead in lipsticks

Techniques & Tools Microscopy

Open Access Fraud

| Rich Whitworth

The world is in serious trouble when “Photoshop” is added as a major skill on the curricula vitae of scientists.

Fields & Applications Microscopy

When Two Worlds Collide

| Jonathan Sweedler

What is the chemical nature of thought? What is memory? Why, over 2000 years since Aristotle first asked such questions, are we still searching?

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Drawn to the Light

| Frank Bright

Sitting Down With... Frank Bright, Henry M. Woodburn Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, New York.

Techniques & Tools Forensics

Forensic Myths and Methods

| Glen Jackson, Christopher Palenik

Don your purple nitrile gloves and grab a swab or two, as we delve into the realities of crime scene investigation.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Principles of Triple Detection GPC/SEC

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

Triple detection GPC/SEC combines measurements from multiple detectors to offer not only increased amounts of data, but also increased amounts of information, which is made available by the combination of different detectors (and unobtainable using individual detectors separately). The theory of triple detection GPC/SEC is described here.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Seeing the Full Picture

| Sergei Kazarian

The analytical world in general has yet to appreciate the power of FTIR spectroscopic imaging for process analysis. Here’s why it should be in your toolkit.

Techniques & Tools Microscopy

Supercharging Correlative Microscopy

| Olaf Hollricher

Equipping scanning electron microscopes with Raman imaging to create a 2014 Innovation Award-winning universal microscopy solution.

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