The WITec alpha300 RA correlative microscope fuses the most powerful chemical and topographic imaging techniques into one fully-integrated instrument. Our confocal Raman imaging technology leads the industry in speed, sensitivity and resolution. Our AFM provides unrivaled versatility and user-friendliness. Combined these methods allow chemical characterizations to be linked to the AFM topographic information from the same sample area and even simultaneous AFM-Raman data acquisition is made possible.
Precise mechanical components, optimized optics and cutting-edge electronics ensure that the user receives the full benefits of both measurement modes. With WITec’s unique AFM objective, switching between confocal Raman imaging, AFM and standard optical microscopy is as easy as rotating the objective turret. All standard Raman and AFM modes are available and the accompanying WITec Suite software and UHTS spectrometer series set the standard for accessibility and performance.
Researchers seeking to understand the chemical and physical properties of a sample from every angle have a system that covers the full range of their ambitions. The alpha300 RA can be ordered to meet the demands of a specific experiment, or it can upgraded as research develops. It features rock-solid stability, the freedom of modularity, and the seamless integration only available from the company that pioneered correlative microscopy, WITec.
TrueSurface – For rough, inclined or irregularly-shaped samples. This module enables topographic Raman imaging, which keeps the surface, or a set distance below the surface, in constant focus during the measurement with little, if any, sample preparation.
TruePower – For setting the excitation laser power in absolute 0.1mW steps, with closed-loop monitoring and effortless documentation. This is not a relative power determination as is often the case with neutral density filter-based attenuators, but a real, useful and reproducible experimental parameter controlled through the same software as all other settings.
• Pharmaceutical research (drug distribution, drug delivery systems, ...)
• Life Sciences and Biomedicine (live cell examinations, tissues, biomineralization ...)
• Forensics (material analyses, inks, ...)
• Materials science & nanotechnology (2D materials, nanoparticles, surface analyses, ...)
• Coatings and thin films (layer build-up and thickness, depth profiles, homogeneity ...)
• Photovoltaics and semiconductors (strain analyses, coatings, ...)
• Characterization of polymers (surface structures, crystallinity, ...)