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Raman Microscopy/Spectroscopy

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📥  Analysis, Bioimaging

Physics Equipment Shoot

(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.

Typical investigations:

  • 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.


A Perkin Elmer Frontier FTIR instrument


📥  Analysis

A Perkin Elmer Frontier FTIR instrument, now available for use in MAS, is equipped with a Diamond ATR head, a DRIFT attachment for powders, and gas and transmission cells.

The Frontier FTIR is a bench top instrument with automated range switching and mid-near-or far-IR techniques. An exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and photometric performance assures optimal spectral performance to ensure excellent sensitivity.  Typical investigations carried out with this instrument are:

  • Troubleshooting  manufacturing problems
  • Identifying product contaminants.
  • Confirming the quality of materials.

With pharmaceutical samples investigations may be:

  • To gain deeper understanding of product formulations. 
  • Rapidly screening the quality of raw materials, intermediates and formulated products.
  • Analyzing  packaging and package coatings.

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