January 2022

Catching Covid: Rapid Spectroscopic Methods Show Promise

January 01, 2022

Columns: Laser and Optics Interface

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The Covid-19 pandemic has led to extraordinary developments of both testing methods and vaccines. Can spectroscopy play a role in next-generation testing for Covid and other pathogens?

Deep Learning Classification of Grassland Desertification in China via Low-Altitude UAV Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

January 01, 2022

Peer-Reviewed Research

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In this study, we propose a low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) hyperspectral visible near-infrared (vis-NIR) remote sensing hardware platform, which combines efficiency and accuracy for high-precision remote sensing-based ecological surveys and statistical data collection on grassland desertification.

The Infrared Spectra of Polymers IV: Rubbers

January 01, 2022

Column: IR Spectral Interpretation Workshop

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Many rubbery polymers contain C=C bonds, which means they are alkenes. Thus, we can identify natural and synthetic rubbers by examining the spectra of cis-, trans-, and tri-substituted alkenes.

The 2022 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award

January 01, 2022

Featured Article

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Denise M. Mitrano of ETH Zurich, the 2022 winner of the Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award, is applying ICP-MS and single-particle ICP-MS to elucidate the transport and impact of nanomaterials and nano- and microplastics.