New inverted Confocal Raman Microscope

Inverted Raman microscope “alpha300 Ri”, that combines the advantages of data acquisition from below with the established merits of 3D confocal Raman imaging. Raman Imaging is a powerful and versatile technique that can chemically characterize samples nondestructively and without labeling or other specialized preparation. The speed, sensitivity and resolution of the “alpha300” series are now available from a new angle. The new setup is directed in particular to research applications in the fields of life sciences, biomedicine and pharmaceutics.

The inverted beam geometry of the new device delivers many advantages in sample access and handling. Specimens in aqueous environments such as cell cultures can be examined more effectively. Standardized liquid sample holder formats can be quickly and easily mounted and measured. This accelerates the experimental workflow and helps ensure consistency. Investigations in materials science will be aided by the very large working area that can accommodate bulky samples and the set focal plane. The motorized sample stage also facilitates the mounting of environmental enclosures and other accessories.

Many modular components and upgrade possibilities developed for the “alpha300” series are compatible with the “Ri” version. Other microscopy techniques associated with inverted microscopes, such as fluorescence, differential interference contrast (DIC) and phase-contrast can also be easily integrated.

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