Insights from BCC Research

A History of Raman Spectroscopy

Posted by BCC Research Editorial on Jan 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Raman-SpectroscopyThe principles of Raman spectroscopy have been understood for the past 80 years and are based on the Raman effect, the phenomenon of inelastic scattering of light (Raman scattering), which was discovered by Dr. C.V. Raman in 1928. In the years following its discovery, Raman spectroscopy was used to provide the first catalog of molecular vibrational frequencies.

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Topics: Instrumentation and Sensors

Makerspaces Dominate the University Library Scene

Posted by Sarah Gallo on Jan 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

MakerspacesMore and more libraries are arming students with innovative, tech-savvy spaces meant for collaboration and creativity – also known as makerspaces. This begs the question: what exactly is a makerspace? How are they different from traditional library workspaces, and how are they fueling student productivity and innovation?

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Topics: Academic Institutions

Are Bioplastics Worth the Hype? New Research Says Maybe Not

Posted by Sarah Gallo on Jan 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM


With rising temperatures across the globe, the prevalence of severe tropical storms and prolonged droughts, climate change is on the minds of many researchers, scientists and individuals living across the globe. As a result, the global demand for climate and eco-friendly materials and practices is exceptionally high.

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What are Flame Retardant Polyurethanes?

Posted by Craig Barnes on Jan 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Flame Retardant PolyurethanesThe following is an excerpt from the report “Global Markets for Flame-resistant Polyurethanes,” by Craig Barnes.

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Topics: Advanced Materials