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    Build your own spectrophotometer

    1 September 2007

    By designing and building their own visible-light spectrophotometers, students get to grips with the underlying principles of this widely used analytical tool

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    Investigating the secrets of the Stradivarius

    1 July 2005

    For the past 200 years violin makers around the world have sought to produce violins that would rival those of Stradivari and Guarneri made during 1700-50.

  • Scientist with test tubes

    Analytical chemistry makes the news

    1 March 2005

    University departments traditionally divided chemistry into inorganic, organic and physical subsets, with analytical chemistry sitting somewhere in between. But this is changing. The teaching of analytical chemistry is currently undergoing a renaissance in many universities.