Tag Archives: spectroscopy

Robert Bunsen

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard (30 March 1811 – 16 August 1899) was a German chemist. He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and with Gustav Kirchhoff discovered caesium (in 1860) and rubidium (in 1861). Bunsen developed several gas-analytical methods, was a …

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Spectroscopy, X-rays and arsenic

These are my SpectroscopyNOW headlines for this week: Color X-rays – X-rays are incredibly useful in diagnostic imaging but also come at a price because they are ionising and so have potential to damage tissues. In work that combines informatics, …

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Hydrogen storage, red wine, forensics

Crystal clear hydrogen storage – Solid materials rich in hydrogen, such as ammonia borane could help solve the gas storage problem for vehicle fuel cells. Now, a crystal structure of an alternative material, DADB, offers new hope of a stable …

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Bucky bottle, MRI compression, healthy nanotech

Bucky bottle – Making a suitable hole in the fullerene cage and then attaching a molecular stopper gives us what might be flippantly termed a "bucky bottle". There are many possible applications for such an entity, according to researchers writing …

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Chemical favorites for October 15th through October 16th

These are my reactive chemistry links for October 15th through October 16th: Evergreen anticancer drug – Yet another natural product for treating a form of cancer has been uprooted from an evergreen tree. Milky stats – A statistical model based …

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Chemical favorites for October 9th through October 15th

These are my reactive chemistry links for October 9th through October 15th: Sniffing out cocaine in wine bottles – Spectroscopy can be used to screen large cargos, such as cases of wine bottles, for the presence of illicit cocaine being …

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