Nov. 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.
moreAug. 27, 2011
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a powerful tool for detecting and analyzing chemicals. The technology has recently emerged as a non-invasive tool for imaging cells and detecting cancer. Compared with fluorescence microscopy and other conventional fluorescence-based imaging techniques, SERS does not suffer from the problem of photobleaching-degradation of the fluorescence of the probes used as a result of repeated light exposure.
moreAug. 23, 2011
The 8th symposium on "Confocal Raman Imaging" will be held in Ulm, Germany from October 05 - 06, 2011. It will cover various aspects of modern Raman microscopy and will provide an introduction to Raman spectroscopy in general as well as operational principles and instrumentation relevant to the techniques.
Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract for the poster session by September 2nd 2011.
For more details, program and registration information please see:
moreJun. 21, 2011
With the most recent introduction of a new multi-wavelength excitation-laser coupling unit WITec has further advanced the ease-of-use of its microscope series. It is now possible to switch between up to three laser sources by the simple rotation of a filter wheel. Calibration and alignment of the laser beam path is guaranteed at all positions assuring accurate and variable Raman Imaging. Each excitation wavelength features a high-quality and wavelength optimized filter set, enabling the highest throughput and contributes to the speed and sensitivity of WITec's systems.