The confocal Raman imaging system alpha300 R offers the unique ability to acquire chemical information non-destructively with a resolution down to the optical diffraction limit (~ 200 nm). This allows you to observe and analyze the distribution of different phases within a sample in ambient conditions without specialized sample preparation. Because of the confocal setup, it is not only possible to collect information from the sample surface, but also to look deep inside transparent samples and even obtain 3D information.
In addition to the imaging capabilities, the system can also be used to collect Raman spectra at selected sample areas and along arbitrary lines or to acquire time series.
Imaging results may include: Information on the distribution of chemical compounds, amorphous/crystallinity-analysis and material stress characterization.
Spatial resolution down to 200 nm
3D chemical imaging due to confocal setup
Minimal, if any, sample preparation
Applications: Life Science, Geoscience, Polymer Science, Carbon Materials, Forensics