Three papers have received WITec Paper Awards for their work using WITec correlative confocal Raman microscopes.
Spectroscopy imaging on the nanoscale is being helped by a new fibre nanoimprinting process.
Analytik has been appointed as exclusive distributors for Nanophoton, Japanese manufacturers of benchtop Raman imaging systems for both industrial and research laboratories.
Next generation of WITec’s optical profilometer which has improvements in ease of use, accelerated workflow and methodological advantages. TrueSurface ensures that Raman spectra are acquired precisely along a surface or at a set, user-defined, distance from a surface.
Software and hardware improvements for Raman scanning-probe microscopes. A new software wizard guides the user through the complete investigation, from initial settings and acquisition through data and image post-processing. Presets and highlighted analytical paths speed up the generation of images. TrueComponent Analysis is a post-processing function for confocal Raman imaging measurements...
Contains three separate applications for navigating and acquiring Raman images. NavMap is a video feature that shows the whole sample and the zoomed sample’s image in the region of interest simultaneously. NavSharp enables sharp and rapid navigation on a sample image with any topography, keeping the field of view constantly focussed on the sample surface. View Sharp constructs an image in...
Stimulated Raman projection microscopy and tomography using a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the need to draw blood for analyses including drug testing and early detection of diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
There are a number of advantages of Raman microspectroscopy, including its the ease of its application, as in many cases no or very little sample preparation is needed and the experiments are performed at atmospheric pressure.
It is not every issue that one of our articles starts with a quotation in medieval English, and it is appropriate as two of our articles cover the use of spectroscopy in cultural heritage. This is yet another field where the rich information provided by spectroscopy, along with its non-destructive nature (for many techniques), portability and ability to generate chemical images make it the...
Raman microscopy is being used alongside high-resolution X-ray diffraction to unpick the reasons for crystallographic defects in SiC bulk crystal and epitaxial film, which limit the commercialisation of SiC devices.