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Posted: Nov 02, 2012

Advanced Raman Microspectroscopy Offered with Blue, Green, Red and Infrared Lasers

(Nanowerk News) CRAIC Technologies is a leading innovator in the field of optical microanalysis. CRAIC Technologies is proud to announce the addition of even more laser wavelengths to its state-of-the-art CRAIC Apollo™ Raman microspectrometer. Designed to be added to many different types of light microscopes, the CRAIC Apollo™ enables scientists and engineers to measure the Raman spectra from microscopic samples or microscope sampling areas of large samples. The CRAIC Apollo™ can even be added to a CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometer adding Raman microspectroscopy to UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance and fluorescence microspectroscopy and imaging. And because the CRAIC Apollo™ is now offered with lasers with peak wavelengths ranging from 405 nm through the 830 nm, a whole host of capabilities are now available to researchers and engineers including resonance Raman spectroscopy and more.
Additionally, mulitple lasers can be combined on a single microscope for maximum experimental flexibility. By offering these new lasers for the CRAIC Apollo™ Raman spectrometer, CRAIC Technologies is able to supply you an even more powerful tool for sample micro-analysis.
 CRAIC Apollo Raman microspectrometer
CRAIC Apollo Raman microspectrometer
“CRAIC Technologies has been an innovator in the field of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis since its founding. We have helped to advance the field of microscale analysis with innovative instrumentation, software, research and teaching. We have seen the need for Raman microspectroscopy in addition to our current capabilities of UV-visible-NIR and luminescence microspectroscopy. Therefore, we created the CRAIC Apollo™ Raman microspectrometer based around a large number of different lasers.” states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “And by combining the power of Raman spectroscopy with our UV-visible microspectrophotometers, the customer no longer has purchase a separate instrument, nor move the sample between instruments and acquire the data separately. You can analyze the same microscopic area of the sample under the same conditions without additional sample preparation or instrument alignment. Improved results and sample analysis throughput can be dramatically increased.”
The CRAIC Apollo™ Raman microspectrometer is a self contained unit that features Raman grade lasers as the light source, an advanced optical interface to the microscope, a Raman spectrometer and sophisticated software for instrument control and data analysis. Lasers are now offered throughout the visible and near infrared region and include 405, 473, 488, 546, 638, 660, 785 and 830 nm. Each module can be used either individually or the modules may be combined so that mulitple laser wavelengths can be used to probe a single sample. The idea is to provide a highly flexible Raman microspectrometer with the optimum laser wavelengths to enhance your spectroscopic results. These rugged, self-contained units are also designed to be used either with an optical microscope or with a CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometer. With high sensitivity, durable design, ease-of-use, multiple imaging and spectroscopic techniques and the support of CRAIC Technologies, the CRAIC Apollo™ is more than just a Raman microspectrometer...it is a key component to your analytical solution.
For more information on the CRAIC Apollo™ Raman microspectrometer and Raman microspectroscopy, visit http://www.microspectra.com/ .
About CRAIC Technologies
CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions. CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise. CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.
Source: CRAIC Technologies (press release)

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