The views, information, or opinions expressed in the Industry News RSS feed belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent those of IDEX Health & Science and its employees.
Article obtained from Photonics RSS Feed.
According to a study by the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, counterfeit drinks cost the U.K. economy more than £200 million in lost revenue. To prevent that, researchers from the University of St. Andrews have developed a technique that relies on Raman spectroscopy to verify the authenticity of whiskies and other spirits.
Previous, similar methods have been successful, but have required a small sample of the potentially pricey liquor: Some bottles have been known to sell for prices over £1 million. The challenge in the new spectroscopic system lies in recording a signal without interference from the glass container. Not only does the alcohol scatter light, the glass of the bottle can create a signal…READ MORE