Member since: 2021
Organization: Instituto Politecnico Nacional, CICATA Altamira
It a great instrument for everyday use, easy to use and an affordable price.
Application Area: Analyze solid, liquid, powders, and thin films
"It is very easy to use, portable, nice appearance, and is robust to manage. It doesn't require very specialized training. The price is very affordable for small budget centers, allows us to do a lot of things with the 35 mW, 532 nm laser. In contrast, the number of features that are possible to modify, let's say, the measuring range, is small. It is possible to modify the exposition time, the number of accumulations, and the laser power. We bought the microscope with 20X and 50X objectives. It can measure using the microscope or using the fiber/trigger either directly or with the liquid accessory. The fiber fits in a connector to the microscope, but I find the connection is not very robust, as the fiber and trigger are heavy and the insertion is short, so there is pulling force where the trigger connects to the microscope; I am sure this can be improved. The LED illumination for positioning is useful but for dark samples is hard to see. For powders and liquids, we are obtaining nice and reproducible results. For thin films, we are struggling a lot to get a signal, but this is a common issue in other Raman systems. About post-sale service, the representatives in Mexico are fast to answer, although we asked something about an experimental detail that was sent to the manufacturer some days ago and yet no answer. Nevertheless, it is a great instrument, we would like to get the 785 nm version that also fits in the microscope."
The i-Raman® Plus is an enhanced version of our award winning i-Raman portable Raman spectrometer, now powered by our innovative smart spectrometer technology
Using a high efficiency back-thinned CCD detector with deeper cooling and high dynamic range, this portable Raman spectrometer delivers an improved signal to noise ratio for up to 30 minutes of integration time, making it possible to measure weak Raman signals.
The i-Raman Plus features the unique combination of wide spectral coverage and high resolution with configurations measuring out to 4000cm-1, enabling you to measure stretching bands around 3100cm-1. The system’s small footprint, lightweight design, and low power consumption provide research grade Raman capabilities anywhere. The i-Raman Plus comes standard with a fiber optic probe, probe holder with XYZ positioning stage, cuvette adaptor for measuring liquid samples, and our proprietary BWIQ multi-variant analysis software.
With the i-Raman Plus, a high precision qualitative and quantitative Raman solution is at your fingertips.
i-Raman Plus ‒ Highly Sensitive, High Resolution Fiber Optic Raman System Features: