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The UV/Vis channel covers all aspects of research into ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy techniques, including fluorescence, used for forensics and drug testing, environmental analysis, art and archaeology research, food quality analysis, pharmaceutical analysis, material science and cancer research. 

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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Sunlight and stress: UV trigger molecule

Stresses, including ultraviolet light, can trigger a crucial molecule to halt DNA to RNA transcription, leading to tissue damage, according to a new study.

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2015: International Year of Light

The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is an unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale.

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The carmine colour of pyrotechnic flares used by the military and in maritime and civilian applications is usually generated by strontium monochloride. However, there is an urgent need to reduce chlorine use and now military research has developed a chlorine-free formulation for such flares that in some ways overturns the received wisdom that there was ever a need for a chlorine source in the first place.

A new strategy for multicolor fluorescence writing on thin solid films with mechanical forces has been illustrated by the use of a green-fluorescent pentiptycene derivative which forms variably colored fluorescent exciplexes.

Pear review: Organic UVC cleanup

David Bradley

Aug 1, 2015

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Some kinds of organic fruit can be scrubbed of foodborne pathogens, such as E coli and Listeria present on their surfaces using ultraviolet-C radiation, according to a new study from researchers at Washington State University.

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We are proud to announce a new series of educational webinars run in collaboration with Chromedia, COAST, and SciMind, a product of the American Chemical Society. These webinars will build into a must-have set of tutorial materials for the analytical scientist.

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ChemSusChem is a top interdisciplinary journal for research at the interface of chemistry and sustainability. The journal features the best research on sustainability and energy by publishing contributions from chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, and biotechnology

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Raman spectroscopy guides cancer therapy

Steve Down

Aug 31, 2015

Raman spectroscopy has been used to pinpoint when cancer drugs have entered tumour cells to provide the most effective time to begin photothermal therapy.

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Pittcon 2014 Editors' Gold Award – Texas Instruments

Date: Mar 10, 2014

Eileen Skelly Frame talks with this year's Pittcon Editors' Award Gold winners, Texas Instruments, about their DLP NIR scan technology.

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