PIXISFeatured Publication Summaries

Improving the Quality of Handheld Raman Spectroscopy with Adaptive Focus Probes

Researchers from Germany have developed a novel set up that uses a liquid lens, alongside a LS-785 spectrometer and PIXIS camera, to dynamically adjust the focus on a handheld Raman spectroscopy system. The improvement of the quality of this system will allow for handheld Raman spectroscopy to be used for multiple biological and clinical applications…Find out more

Jürgen Popp and Iwan Schie
Optics Express
2020

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
2020

Imaging And Spectroscopy Characterize Photonic Integrated Circuits

Collaborators between University of Sydney, Jena and Braunschweig are developing complex photonic integrated circuits using modular design. They have created a plasmonic device that rotates the polarization of an IR beam via incorporated nanofocusing elements…Find out more

C. Martijn de Sterke
Nature Communications
2020

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
2020

Understanding the Quality of Vascular Grafts and Heart Valve Transplants using Raman Spectroscopy

Researchers, associated with Prof. Jeurgen Popp from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and Prof. Laura Marcu from UC Davis, have been using a combination of Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) to characterize and diagnose molecular changes in bovine pericardium (BP). BP is a biomaterial commonly used in heart valve reconstructive surgery and characterization will provide insight into the failure mechanisms of this material…Find out more

Juergen Popp
Laura Marcu
Analytical Chemistry
2020

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
2020

Characterizing Coupling of Nanostructures Using Microspectroscopy

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
2020

Direct Observation Of Glucose Fingerprint Using In Vivo Raman Spectroscopy

Researchers from MIT (USA) and Samsung (Korea) used a PIXIS-1024BRX and LS-785 spectrograph to monitor blood glucose levels non-invasively through optical detection, greatly enhancing the comfort of diabeters patients…Find out more

Jeon Woong Kang, Peter So (MIT Spectroscopy Lab)
Samsung mobile Healthcare Laboratory (Korea)

Science Advances
2020

Using Emission Spectroscopy to Understand Laser Generated Plasma Filaments

Researchers from the State Key Laboratory of High FIeld Laser Physics investigated the interaction of laser filaments with strong electric fields and optical spectroscopy. This allows them to observe spectral features of plasma ions in high resolution…Find out more

Ruxin Li
AIP Advances
2020

Characterizing plasmonic parameters to enhance TERS measurements

Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) is a powerful technique for investigating materials and molecules on the nanoscale. However this technique is inhibited by the complexity of collected information. Researchers from Jena characterize the plasmonic resonance at the TERS tip and measure near-field temperature to understand the basic parameters influencing TERS experiments…Find out more

Volker Deckert
Light: Science & Applications
2020

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
2020

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
2020

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
2019

Depth-Sensitive Raman Spectroscopy for Skin Wound Evaluation in Rodents

Researchers at Nanyang Technical University used an Acton LS-785 spectrograph and PIXIS camera to measure ex vivo rat skin. By using Raman scattering the researchers were able to determine how surfaces wounds heal at different depths…Find out more

Quan Liu
Biomedical Optics Express
2019

SESORS For Deep Tissue Biological Applications

Researchers at Duke University are using an Acton LS-785 spectrograph and PIXIS camera to detect nanoparticles deep within biological tissue. The group used combination of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and spatially offset Raman spectroscopy for a range of biosensing applications…Find out more

Tuan Vo-Dinh
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic and Surgical Guidance Systems XVI
2018

Inorganic Perovskite Nanocrystals for Advanced Stability and Optics

A team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam are studying inorganic perovskite nanocrystals. This material shows advanced stability and optical properties compared to traditional organic perovskites…Find out more

Tom Gregorkiewicz
Nature Communications
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
Langmuir
2018

Comparing Human and Emperor Penguin Enzymes via Raman Spectroscopy

Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University investigated the similarities of human enzymes and emperor penguin enzymes as potential model systems for biochemical and physiological processes in humans. They used absorbance and Raman spectroscopy close to the electron transition energies of the enzyme…Find out more

John C. Hackett
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
2018

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
2018

Concentration of Atmospheric Pollution using Spectroscopy

Researchers used differential optical absorption spectroscopy to measure the concentration of pollutants in the atmosphere…Find out more

Xin Tian
Journal of Environmental Sciences
2018

Characterizing Thin Zinc Oxide Films

Researchers from Kochi University are using x-ray, electrical and optical methods such as photoluminescence spectroscopy to analyze zinc oxide as a thin film optoelectronic device…Find out more

Hiroyuki Shimizu
Applied Surface Science
2018

SEDM Spectrograph for Automated Classification of Astronomical Events

Researchers from Caltech designed and created an automated classification SEDM spectrograph to study transient astronomical events such as supernovae…Find out more

Karl Vyhmeister
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
2018

Identifying Cancer Tissue with Raman Spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy, reflectance spectroscopy and autofluorescence imaging was used by researchers at Fujian Normal University to identify cancerous tissue…Find out more

Haishan Zheng
Journal of Biophotonics
2018

Coupling of a 2D Semiconductor to Plasmonic Modes

Photoluminescence and correlation spectroscopy were used by researchers from the University of Maryland to investigate the coupling of a 2D material semiconductor to plasmonic modes in a silver nanowire…Find out more

Edo Waks
2D Photonic Materials and Devices
2018

Characterization of Stacked 2D Materials

Raman spectroscopy or photoluminescence is used by researchers from Yonsei University to characterize new devices created from two dimensional materials…Find out more

Jong-Hyun Ahn
NPG Asia Materials
2018

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
2018

Photophysical Properties of Emission Centers in Boron Silicate and Quartz Glass

Researchers from the Netherlands and Rochester (USA) investigated the photophyscial properties of emission centers in boron silicate or quartz glass as their fluorescence emission is similar to quantum dots…Find out more

Todd Krauss
Scientific Reports
2018

Ultrafast Pump Probe Spectroscopy of Biological Processes

Using ultrafast pump probe spectroscopy for stimulated Raman spectroscopy, researchers from Nanyang Technological University have correlated energy transfer with vibrations and structural changes of complex biological processes…Find out more

Howe-Siang Tan
Optics Letters
2018

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
2018

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
2018