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Renishaw/InVia-Qonto

Equipment: Renishaw/InVia-Qonto
Technique: Micro Raman Spectroscopy
Acquisition year: 2016
Responsible: Hugo Águas/

Description: A technique based on the inelastic scattering of monochromatic light from a laser source, providing chemical information of a sample. 1 in 106 photons scatter inelastically, with an energy shift that can relate to the molecules’ particular energies, providing information about vibrational, rotational, and other low frequency transitions, giving a fingerprint Raman spectrum of the material.

Specifications: 

  •     Raman Microscope with 532 and 633 nm lasers
  •     spectral resolution of 0.3 cm-1(FWHM)
  •     mapping capability with 100 nm of lateral resolution
  •     real time dynamic AUTO FOCUS (unique feature)
  •     Stability <±0.01 cm-1
  •     Wavenumber cut-off: 5 – 30,000 cm-1
  •     Spatial resolution 0.25 μm (lateral) <1 μm (axial)
  •     Peltier detector size (standard) 1024 pixel x 256 pixel;
  •     No water or liquid nitrogen required Depth

Micro-Raman spectrometers can be used in any application where non-destructive, microscopic, chemical analysis and/or imaging is required. It allows to rapidly characterize the chemical composition and structure of a sample, whether solid (particles, pellets, powers, films, fibres), liquid (gels, pastes) or gas. Little or no sample preparation is required, and it is a label-free technique, which reduces the potential for artifacts. It is possible to analyse samples multiple times and to generate correlative and complementary information using downstream techniques.

Link for additional information (if any):
https://www.renishaw.com/en/invia-confocal-raman-microscope–6260