IsoPlaneResearch Stories

Reducing stray light with spatial modulation and imaging spectroscopy

Researchers from Lund University use periodic shadwing via a fiber probe to minimise stray light, one of the major challenges within laser probed combustion experiments…Find out more

Andreas Ehn
OSA Publishing

Revealing the Influence of Algae on the Surface of Seawater

Prof Heather Allen’s group from Ohio State University are using sum frequency generation spectroscopy to understand the physics and chemistry at the interface between air and sea. This allows for further understanding of how gas and materials exchange on the surface of oceans, an important insight into how oceans influence the global climate…Find out more

Mickey Rogers, Heather Allen

Building More Efficient Nanotube NIR-II Probes for Biosensing

Single-walled carbon nanotubes are widely used as optical probes for biomedical sensing due to their high stability and the ability to functionalize their surface for specific molecular targeting. Researchers from EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland are developing a protein-based functionalization method for maintaining the fluorescence of biosensors in the SWIR band…Find out more

Ardemis Boghossian
Chemistry of Materials

Watching Molecules Bind to Gold Surfaces

Researchers from the Centre for Energy Research in Budapest are trying to understand the chemical processes that occur on the surface of gold nanoparticles. These processes have an influence on how the nanoparticles interact with light, changing their physical properties…Find out more

Andras Deak
Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Ultrafast Diagnostics of Electric Discharges in Plasmas

Researchers from Toulouse use simplified models to understand the discharge processes in plasmas. By performing measurements on plasmas created by pulsed electron beams, the team are able to characterize the physical properties of the plasma…Find out more

M. Yousfi
Journal of Applied Physics

Raman and Second Harmonic Generation Spectroscopy for Researching Ferroelectricity in 2D Materials

Researchers from Vilnius University and Oak Ridge Nation Laboratory are studying thiophosphate materials for their ferroelectric properties and how these can be used in 2D van-der-Waals heterostructures. The researchers use Raman spectroscopy and second harmonic generation spectroscopy to characterize the thiophosphates…Find out more

Petro Maksymovych
Nature Communications

Spectroscopic Characterization of Quantum Emitters for Integrated Photonics

Researchers around Dirk Englund from MIT and Gabriele Gross at City University of New York are investigating new host materials for quantum emitters that can be used on the wafer scale. They are characterizing these materials via spectroscopic measurements and photoluminescence emissions, determining lifetime and photon statics of the emitters…Find out more

Dirk Englund, Gabriele Grosso

Nano-Agents Enable Photon Induced Cancer Treatment in the NIR-II Wavelength Range

Researchers from China are combining monolayers of Tungsten diselenide with photonic crystal structures to influence the energy and direction of light emission. They are able to characterize the energy-momentum properties of these materials using an Isoplane-320 spectrograph and a PIXIS 400 camera. These investigations highlight interesting physics and the fundamentals of photonic and quantum devices……Find out more

Tian Jiang
Laser and Photonics Reviews

Portable System for Fusion Prototype Characterization

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Labs created a portable plasma measurements sytem using an IsoPlane SCT 320 and PI-MAX 4 to remotely investigate fusion prototypes. Plasma properties are extremely useful for determining whether a plasma has the right conditions for fusion……Find out more

Theodore Biewer
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Microspectroscopy for Characterizing Nanostructure Coupling

Researchers from the University of Connecticut used an IsoPlane SCT 320 and PIXIS 1024 to investigate the interactions between quantum dots and metallic nanoparticles. These particles are fundamental for nanostructure applications such as light emission, energy production and optical sensing…Find out more

Jing Zhao
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Energy Momentum Measurements

Transition metal dichalcogenides are semiconductor materials that build single atom thin layers. A collaboration between Prof. Tian Jiang and Prof. Lei Shi’s research groups has resulted in investigations into nanostructures that have a strong influence on the energy and direction of light…Find out more

Tian Jiang
Laser & Photonics Reviews

Making Vibration Patterns of Single Molecules Visible

Researchers from RIKEN are using scanning tunneling microscopy tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to study single molecules on very thin insulating films. As the resolution of their experimental set up is so high, they are able to resolve the shape of individual vibrational modes with submolecular resolution…Find out more

Yousoo Kim
Nature Nanotechnology

Van-Der-Waals Heterostructures Enclosed within Hexagonal Boron-Nitride

Researchers from Japan used a temperature dependent microspectroscopy to analyze how enclosing 2D materials in hexagonal boron-nitride (hBN) changes their physical properties. Traditionally, enclosing van-der-Waals heterostructures is to preserve their unique properties, however hBN causes a change in photoluminescence emission showing a change in the encapsulated material…Find out more

Ryo Kitaura
njp 2D Materials and Applications

Controlling Plasmonics Using Copper Nanostructures

Prof. Haral Gießen’s group, from the University of Stuttgart, are using photonics and nanotechnologies to create displays operated by controlling plasmonic effects. To change the position of the display, the plasmonics must be understood and controlled. The researchers are doing this by creating devices based on thin Cu films…Find out more

Harald Gießen
ACS Photonics

Raman Spectroscopy and Pyrometry in Shock-Wave-Compressed Toluene

Researchers from the Department of Energy used pyrometry and Raman spectroscopy simultaneously to compare measured temperatures of shock-wave-compressed toluene. This is essential to validate pyrometry as a temperature diagnostic in dynamic experiments…Find out more

Journal of Applied Physics

Enhancing Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Properties Through Alignment

Researchers from the University of Wyoming used an IsoPlane 320 and a PyLoN to characterize carbon nanotubes in both the longitudinal and latitudinal axis. These axes are inherent to the physical properties of the carbon nanotubes…Find out more

Bill Rice (William D. Rice)
Nano Letters

Tomographic Measurements of Plasmas Using a Huge Number of Spectral Channels

Researchers from UC Berkely are looking at carbon nanotubes to understand biomechanics on the nanoscale. The nanotubes are tuned to emit in the SWIR/NIR-II range due to low background fluorescence and high spatial accuracy…Find out more

Markita Landry

Femtosecond Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Melanoma Detection

Femtosecond LIBS has been used by researchers at Gwangju Institute to investigate skin cancer. The speed and resolution of fs-LIBS allows for high resolution, precise maps around the tumor border…Find out more

Sungho Jeong
Journal of Biomedical Optics

Carbon Nanotubes for Nanophotonic Devices

Researchers from Heidelberg University are producing new materials for nanophotonic devices based on carbon nanotubes. The team used emission and photoluminescence spectroscopy to characterize the new devices using a NIRvana, PIXIS and IsoPlane 320…Find out more

Jana Zaumseil
ACS Photonics

Photothermal Conversion Process with Nanoparticles in Water

Researchers from China are studying the conversion of solar energy using Tellurium nanoparticles. By using Raman spectroscopy, UV-VIS absorption and dark field scattering spectroscopy to characterize these particles…Find out more

Guowei Yang
Science Advances

Raman Spectroscopy for Label Free Biological Imaging

A team at the University of Minnesota are using nanotechnology and optical methods to advance biosensing and bioscience analysis. By using high-resolution micro Raman spectroscopy they are able to acquire quickly without labeling biological nanoparticles…Find out more

Prashant Jain
Nano Letters

Surface Enhance Raman Spectroscopy For Nanoparticle Catalysts

Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are using surface enhance microRaman spectroscopy (SERS) to examine the mechanisms behind silver nanoparticle catalysts for ethylene..Find out more

Prashant Jain
Nature Communications

Photoluminescence Spectroscopy to Characterize Microstructured Silica Fibers

A team from Lyon University are creating novel optical devices based on silica materials. They are using photoluminescence spectroscopy to characterize these materials and how doping with different elements changes emission…Find out more

Prof. Ouerdane
Optical Materials

Surface Force Measurements of Rough and Reactive Calcite

Researchers from Norway A team from Lyon University are creating novel optical devices based on silica materials. They are using photoluminescence spectroscopy to characterize these materials and how doping with different elements changes emission…Find out more

Anja Røyne

Metallic Nanoparticles with Plasmon Resonance for Therapeautics

A collaborative team from Rice University and Cambridge University are investigating localized surface plasmon resonance in magnesium nanoplatelets. These plasmon resonance effects have potential applications in cancer therapy, biosensing, and enhanced spectroscopy…Find out more

Emilie Ringe
Nano Letters

Surface Enhance Raman Spectroscopy for Neurotransmitter Detection

Amber Moody and Bhavya Sharma from University of Tennessee Knoxville are using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy to achieve sensitive biosensing for early disease detection…Find out more

Bhavya Sharma
ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Self-Assembled Gold Nanoparticles for Molecule Sensing

Researchers from the University College Dublin are using highly ordered gold nanoparticles for ultralow concentration molecule sensing. They achieve this using surface Raman scattering using an IsoPlane and ProEM…Find out more

James Rice
ACS Omega

Determining the Structure of DNA Using Raman Spectroscopy

High resolution Raman spectroscopy allowed researchers from NAS of Ukraine to study the structure of DNA molecules. The team measured the structural changes of DNA inside photonic crystal cavities…Find out more

V. V. Boiko
Journal of Biological Physics

Understanding the Fundamentals of Imaging Fiber Bundles for Coherence Imaging

Researchers from Duke University are using an imaging spectrometer to understand the fundamental physical properties of imaging fiber bundles for applications such as coherence imaging and optical coherence tomography…Find out more

Adam Wax
Applied Optics

Titanium Oxide Thin Films Using Plasma

Researchers from Chonbuk National University are investigating a deposition method which uses plasma for thin films made of titanium oxide…Find out more

Se Youn Moon
Surface and Coatings

Doppler Shift for Particle Beam Diagnosis

Researchers from India use the Doppler shift to diagnose a particle beam at ITER. By using optical fibers they can probe the emission signal from different locations on the experiment to detect multiple signals simultaneously…Find out more

Arnab Deka
Journal of Applied Physics