Hot news in research
New analytical methods for new research applications
Every day, researchers take steps into the unknown to discover more about the physical and natural world. Universities and research institutes, in particular, continually research to gain new knowledge.
At Malvern Panalytical, we love research just as much! Our scientists come here to help advance instruments and methods that turn research into knowledge and beyond. Sometimes, these instruments play a role in your lab – so we aim to make them user-friendly and even automated. Sometimes, measurements made with our instruments provide unique insight into established or emerging research fields. And sometimes, we develop techniques or equipment beyond established analytical methods. Over 150 of our full-time scientists across the world teach, study, and share how our analytical research solutions can be applied to established and newly emerging fields. From time to time, they also engage in joint publications with researchers.
Here, you’ll find some of these newest joint publications, as well as updates on our solutions in a research context. In the research theme pages, you’ll also find application notes providing an entry-level report on how our analytical solutions are used to gain knowledge in each research field. These application notes are the summaries of large bodies of work that often have a full publication behind them. Enjoy exploring!
Looking for support in an area that we haven’t covered? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
Paper of the month
A new method for analyzing trace elements in foodstuffs
We’ve worked with the University of Massachusetts Food Science Departments for several years. An innovative group exploring new ways to analyze food-related materials, they’ve just published a paper describing the easy measurement of inorganic arsenic above 10ppb, a regulated limit. Their approach has several benefits over normal analytical methods, mainly deriving from the inherent simplicity of XRF. In fact, the University of Massachusetts Food Science Departments use two of our benchtop XRF platforms, Epsilon 1 and Epsilon 4, as well as our particle size analysis equipment.
We’ve just completed a WEBINAR on foodstuff analysis with two researchers from the group, both of whom we’ve previously sponsored to complete a research project. Check it out on-demand: Focus on Food: New ways of measuring inorganic elements with XRF. You can also explore the group’s paper here: Integrating the Gutzeit method with X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy for rapid quantification of inorganic arsenic in selected beverages
New application note
Non-destructive characterization of metal powders and finished components in additive manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a hot topic for many reasons. These include futuristic visions of transferring manufacturing information to distant planets and letting machines there produce the part and its components – avoiding the need to transfer goods across space.
And it’s not just space travel where AM has potential. It also gives us more control over the use and recycling of the valuable elements used in the component mix – making it great from both a cost-effectiveness and ecological point of view.
At Malvern Panalytical, we’re taking further steps to analyze the materials involved in AM – from the form and composition of the input materials through to the finished article. You can take a look at our analytical solutions on our Additive Manufacturing industry page.
Want more information on this application, or to share your publication in this field? Contact us today!
Featured research area
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF)
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a huge research area, so we’re excited that our research techniques can play a part. Our instruments can be used for detailed crystallographic analysis using X-ray diffraction to track changes under different operating conditions in real time. Or they can be used for physical characterization of manufactured MOF materials, in applications including:
- Fluid separation
- Gas sensors
- Fuel storage
- Water purification
- Drug delivery
At Malvern Panalytical, a dedicated focus group researches and compiles information on solutions for Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF). For instance, you may have seen our recent webinar: Characterization of Metal Organic Frameworks: The building of robust structures. If you missed it, you can watch it on-demand via this link.
Look out for more MOF reports coming out this year!
A new detector for Empyrean
We’ve launched a new detector for Empyrean! You can find out more by watching our webinar on demand. This 0D/1D detector complements our existing range of Empyrean detectors, driving unrivalled performance in powder diffraction applications. Click on the picture to see how it could benefit your X-ray diffraction research!
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