Faster Detection, Classification And Identification Of Microparticles

Revolutionary particle analysis tool “ParticleScout” for the “alpha300” Raman microscope series. It enables researchers to find, classify, quantify and identify particles quickly and easily and to find correlations between the physical and chemical attributes of particles.

The device delivers a greatly accelerated workflow to the researcher investigating particulate samples while making full use of confocal Raman imaging’s abilities in fast, label-free and nondestructive chemical characterization. It begins by surveying samples with bright and dark field illumination to view the particles they contain. “Image Stitching” combines many measured areas for a detailed overview of large areas and “Focus Stacking” allows larger particles to be sharply rendered for accurate outline recognition. The optical images lead to the creation of a mask which is used to physically categorize particles of interest and arrange them in a ranked list. A Raman spectrum is then automatically acquired from each particle. The Raman spectra are evaluated and the particles they correspond to can be identified manually or by using the seamlessly-integrated “TrueMatch” Raman database software. This integration of a particle analysis tool with a Raman database is unique in the industry and offers a streamlined experimental environment to boost productivity. Finally, the device generates a comprehensive report that features user-selectable combinations of filters and advanced algorithms to show the quantities of selected particles and their prevalence relative to other groups.

Particle analysis from large-area imaging to high-resolution spectroscopy, in areas like microplastics research, environmental science, pharmaceutical research, geology, food science and many other fields.

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