(Photograph copyright University of Bath taken by Nic Delves-Broughton)
A Renishaw inVia Raman Microscope system with a full spectrum of laser sources is now running in MAS and available to book. This instrument is a high-sensitivity system with integrated research grade microscope, enabling high resolution confocal measurements. It supports multiple lasers, with automatic software switching of excitation wavelength. The instrument operates with a high through put, non-destructive technique and although lower in imaging resolution than an electron microscope it offers a more dynamic method for investigating the chemical properties of materials ranging from biological cells to semiconductor devices.
- Chemical composition and the molecular structure of a sample.
- Stress measurements
- Phase imaging
With biological samples the instrument can:
- Distinguish between cancerous, pre-cancerous and normal tissue.
- Investigate changes in cell metabolites and protein structures.
- Maximise the effectiveness of Raman in studying biological and biomedical materials using StreamLine™ Plus imaging.