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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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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Dead red: Discoloured pigment X-rayed

"Red lead" is familiar as a component of the orange-red rustproof paint used on boats and other areas exposed to the sea and the weather. It has also been used by countless artists through the centuries. Unfortunately, the pigment undergoes discoloration over time. Now, researchers at DESY have used X-ray diffraction mapping and tomography experiments to help them explain the process.

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2015 Free Sample Issues of Key Analytical Science Journals

The 2015 free sample issues of all our Analytical Chemistry journals are now available!

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Retro X-ray: Big data boost

David Bradley

May 15, 2015

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Inspired by a 1970s method, Stanford scientists have found a way to go back and improve X-ray results.

X-ray fluorescence was used to study the inks of four Italian handwritten documents from the 15-17th century as part of the "Venice Time Machine" program which is transforming archival Venetian records into an open-access digital information bank.

X-ray insights: Anti-inflammatory drugs

David Bradley

May 1, 2015

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A new study at DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, has investigated the detailed structures of two promising anti-inflammatory drug candidates. The work helps explain the mode of action of these substances which have already been entered into clinical trials.

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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.

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.

The 1962 book, Fifty Years of X-Ray Diffraction, dedicated to the International Union of Crystallography on the occasion of the commemoration meeting in Munich, July 1962, by P.P. Ewald (editor), and numerous crystallographers has been digitized and put on the web as a free site by the ICU.

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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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The Human Diabetes Proteome Project

Steve Down

May 22, 2015

The latest developments in the Human Diabetes Proteome Project have been detailed in the 2014 update, which reports on recent scientific meetings as well as the list of diabetes-associated proteins.

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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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