Apr. 15, 2014
Carbon nanotubes are expected to be used in a myriad of applications ranging from military protective clothing to hydrogen storage. Due to their nanometer dimensions, however, the structure and surface chemistry of individual carbon nanotubes cannot be easily studied using conventional techniques. Norihiko Hayazawa and colleagues from the Near Field NanoPhotonics Research Team at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics have now developed a high-resolution microscopy technique that can resolve individual carbon nanotubes under ambient conditions. The work has been published in Nature Communications.
moreMar. 19, 2014
Horiba Scientific has introduced the XploRA PLUS Raman microscope. XploRA PLUS incorporates unique and powerful research functions in an impressively compact analytical bench footprint.
Offering simplicity, reliability and power, it does not compromise data quality or image resolution. XploRA PLUS is a fully confocal and high performance Raman microscope, offering an unmatched and enhanced range of options such as multiple laser wavelengths, complete automation, EMCCD detection, Raman polarization and even AFM coupling.
moreFeb. 12, 2014
The Horiba Scientific XploRA nano integrates Scanning Probe Microscopy with Raman Spectroscopy for simultaneous and ultra-fast measurements of physical properties and chemical composition.
Optimized for highest optical throughput and stability, the XploRA nano excels at imaging. Thanks to specialized plasmonic probes now available from Horiba Scientific, it makes tip-enhanced Raman imaging easier than ever, with resolution better than 10 nanometers.
moreNov. 29, 2012
WITec and Advanced Technological Solutions Ltd. (ATSL) have announced that they have entered into a new distribution agreement that will enable WITec to extend its global reach and promote its full product line of high-resolution SNOM, AFM and Raman Imaging solutions in Israel.
moreNov. 08, 2012
Craic Technologies has announced the addition of lasers with peak wavelengths ranging from 405 nm through the 830 nm to the Craic Apollo Raman microspectrometer.
Craic Apollo enables scientists and engineers to measure the Raman spectra from microscopic samples or microscope sampling areas of large samples. The microspectrometer can even be added to a microspectrophotometer adding Raman microspectroscopy to UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance and fluorescence microspectroscopy and imaging.
moreOct. 18, 2012
Witec has announced the availability of its TrueSurface microscopy as an integrated option for the alpha300 microscope series.
This development enables topographic Raman Imaging on large samples for the full range of Witec instruments. The imaging mode is also available as an upgrade for installed alpha300 and alpha500 systems.
moreOct. 17, 2012
Digital Surf has announced that its Mountains 7 software is now compatible with scanning electron microscopes (SEM's) and multi-spectral (Raman) instruments and also brings numerous new features and enhancements for all other supported instrument families.
Mountains 7 SEM software can be used to reconstruct 3D surfaces from pairs or quadruplets of SEM images, and Mountains 7 multi-spectral Raman software can be used to visualize and analyze Raman spectra and hyperspectral cubes.
moreMay. 30, 2012
Edmund Optics has introduced Techspec Raman Edge Filters which are ideal for integration into Confocal Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy and Life Science Instrumentation. The precision filters provide single filter solutions to reduce spectral noise in Stokes shift applications.
moreFeb. 07, 2012
Confocal Raman imaging opened the door for many applications in Raman spectroscopy and imaging that were previously unavailable for measurement with conventional (non-confocal) Raman methods. However, high confocality always results in high focus sensitivity and this can make measurements difficult with rough and/or inclined samples. Especially when performing scans on a larger scale (scan size larger than 1 mm), this often necessitated careful alignment and extensive sample preparation.
moreOct. 18, 2011
With a record-breaking 95 delegates, the 8th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium took place in Ulm, Germany from October 5th - 6th. Over the years the symposium has evolved to become one of the leading venues worldwide for the discussion of the latest developments in high-resolution Raman Imaging. Featuring a global line-up of Raman Imaging experts, the symposium gave scientist the opportunity to see the newest applications and relevant instrument configurations.