RRC-EMS: New Raman

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inVia Reflex Raman Microscope Delivered and Installed


The new Raman was delivered on 20th June 2016 and is seen after unpacking.

Installation and training of RRC staff took place 27th to 29th June and the system is now fully operational. Get in touch with Fengyuan Shi or Alan Nicholls for access to this instrument


Order placed with Renishaw for inVia Reflex Raman Microscope System

Renishaw inVia Reflex Raman Microscope system

A purchase order was placed with Renishaw Inc. on 4th March 2016 for a inVia Reflex fully automated confocal Raman microscope system which should be delivered mid June.

The new Raman will have a 532nm/50mW diode pumped solid state laser and a 633nm/17.5mW HeNe laser and has auto switch and alignment of the lasers. The Microscope will be a research grade Leica DM2700M microscope with better than 2.5um depth resolution with a 100x objective with 0.35mm working distance. The microscope has an automated stage with trackball and software control, to allow scatter, line and area mapping as well as confocal depth profiling. Step sizes is 100nm (X/Y) and 16nm (Z). A Linkum Scientific Instruments THMS600 heating/cooling stage is included which can work from -196oC to 600oC and will work with a long working distance (8.2mm) 50x objective. The inVia spectrometer is a high efficiency 250mm focal length spectrometer and all optics, gratings and filters, including the neutral density filter are motorized and under software control.

The Reflex configuration increases the spectrometer automation for improved ease of use. This includes auto switch and alignment of lasers, self-validation using an internal Si reference sample, Built-in wavelenth and intensity calibration using neon and white light sources and simultaneous laser and white light sample illumination using an internal CMOS color video camera.

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