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The X-ray spectrometry channel covers all aspects of research into techniques using X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and crystallography used in material science, protein analysis, art and archaeology research, environmental analysis, biotechnology and pharmaceutical analysis. 

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Analytical Techniques for Advanced Materials 2.0

For a 2nd year material science researchers from around the globe gathered for an innovative online experience where we explored the latest cutting edge analytical solutions used to enable the development of new and advanced materials. Watch presentations from leading materials scientists, access hundreds of technical papers and videos – all without leaving your desk! Remember, this event already took place but registering will give you access to the presentations for all of 2018.

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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: X-ray toys: Toxic contaminants

X-ray fluorescence spectrometry has been used by British scientists to analyse the presence of elements within individual plastic toys. The study reveals worrying levels of bromine, cadmium, lead, and other chronically toxic elements that might leach from broken toys chewed or inadvertently swallowed by a child.

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Ten seconds here could save you months in the lab by using Wiley's Compound Search tool. Check the database coverage now... it's free!         We understand that you don't have time to wade through thousands of results. Compound Search's sole purpose is to tell you whether a compound appears in a specific database so that you'll know whether that database meets your needs. To speed this up, we provide exact structure matches only.

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An X-ray study has allowed European scientists to get an insider view of the fossilised skeletons of some our oldest vertebrate ancestors. Their findings might solve a 160-year-old mystery about how skeletons evolved in the first place.

An overview is presented of recent developments of X‐ray computed tomography as an affordable, simple method of high spatial resolution to study 3D anatomy both in vivo and ex vivo.

X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy have been used to characterise crystals of alumina doped with neodymium ions. The material is a new laser material developed by researchers at the University of California San Diego, USA, that is can emit ultra-short, high-power pulses.

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Selected key technologies of the analytical science industry are discussed by Steve Down with reference to burgeoning application areas and the scope for future improvements.

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.

In this article, the late Ron Jenkins, formerly of the International Center for Diffraction Data provides a brief but comprehensive overview of modern X-ray techniques.

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X-Ray Spectrometry is devoted to the rapid publication of papers dealing with the theory and application of x-ray spectrometry using electron, x-ray photon, proton, γ and γ-x sources.

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