Spectroscopy in a Suitcase.
10th March 2017
CCGS Year 13 Chemists hosted the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ on Tuesday 7th March. It gave the students the chance to learn about and consolidate their understanding of spectroscopy, including Infra-Red Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry, through hands-on experience. As well as covering the principles of spectroscopic techniques, the activities used real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques, including ‘The Intelligent knife’ currently being researched at Imperial College London. The iKnife can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not by using mass spectrometry. Students found the sessions both interesting, informative and useful especially as the summer examinations are fast approaching.