Author | Cindy Delonas


WITec GmbH Expands Ulm Headquarters Building

July 20, 2020


Raman imaging manufacturer WITec (Ulm, Germany) is expanding its headquarters building.

Optical Modeling and Detection of Infrared and Other Spectra

July 12, 2019


Timothy J. Johnson and Tanya L. Myers, the 2019 winners of the Applied Spectroscopy William F. Meggers Award, have been exploring novel methods using infrared (IR) and visible reflectance spectroscopies for identification of target chemicals through derivation of the n and k optical constants. For their winning paper, Johnson and Myers created a spectroscopic library of 57 liquids for which they measured the complex refractive index, data that can be used for optical modeling and other purposes. They shared some of the details of their work with Spectroscopy.

Preview of the 67th Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

May 01, 2019

Special Issues


We present a brief preview of this year’s ASMS conference, taking place June 2–6, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.

New Spectroscopic Techniques Aid in Tissue Engineering

March 13, 2019


Advanced techniques in tissue engineering hold promise to those who suffer from damage to or degeneration of joint cartilage. But some challenges exist for tissue engineers to gain a better understanding of the development of these constructs and their mechanical properties. Nancy Pleshko, a professor of Bioengineering at Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) has been studying the use of Fourier-transform–infrared imaging spectroscopy (FT-IRIS) as well as near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to explore the ways in which these techniques can aid in the development of replacement tissue. We spoke to her about her research and findings.