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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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An X-ray crystal structure of the protein KR2, a light-driven transporter for sodium ions, could facilitate the field of optogenetics where neurons and other electrically excitable cells can be controlled using light impulses.

Modern powder X-ray diffraction methods have been exploited to determine the crystal structure of L-lysine.

X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy has been used to reveal the complexity of geopolitics in Mesoamerica during the Aztec era and to show how relationships between ancient states did not revolve only around warfare and diplomacy but were extended to issues concerning trade and the flow of goods.

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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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ENC 2015 - 56th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference

Apr 19, 2015

Pacific Grove, CA, United States

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Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference

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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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May contain peanuts - IR will tell

Steve Down

Apr 16, 2015

Traces of peanuts in wheat flour can be detected by near-IR hyperspectral imaging, so that food packaging can now be labelled with more certainty to avoid medical emergencies.

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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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