Product News: Renishaw adds focus-tracking, reaction monitoring, and particle analysis to key Raman products

10 Mar 2021

Now you can analyze large, uneven, moving, or chemically-changing samples with the Virsa™ Raman Analyzer’s new fiber-optic probes. These novel probes incorporate Renishaw’s LiveTrack™ focus-tracking technology. This automatically keeps the sample in focus, ensuring you get high-quality Raman data.

The probe moves relative to the sample enabling you to measure large objects that would be impossible to analyze on a traditional microscope stage. The Virsa system can easily analyze samples that have irregular surfaces, are changing shape as they undergo phase changes, and that move, such as those on production lines.

The Virsa system also has a new software module for reaction monitoring. The Monitor module enables the Virsa system to capture, analyze, and display data dynamically as it makes measurements at up to 20 times per second.

Also, new to Pittcon, is Renishaw’s Particle Analysis software module for its inVia™ confocal Raman microscope. The module automates the process of locating and identifying multiple particles, such as microplastics. A high-quality video image from the inVia microscope is used to pinpoint particles of interest and the system then automatically measures a Raman spectrum of each one. A combination of the spectral and optical data is used to determine the chemical identity and morphology of the particles. This enables you to correlate the sizes and shapes of molecules with their chemistry.

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