AIRsight Infrared/Raman Microscope - Applications
Infrared Spectroscopy and Raman Spectroscopy
This is an example of analyzing a contaminant (simulated sample) attached to the surface of a pharmaceutical tablet. Obtaining both infrared and Raman measurements from the same spot increases the accuracy of qualitative analysis to help identify the cause of contaminants.
This is an example of analyzing pigment applied to wood.
Because AIRsight microscopes can measure trace quantities, they are especially useful for measuring precious samples with historical value.
This is an example of analyzing a microplastic particle. The ability to measure infrared and Raman spectra from a wide range of microplastic particle sizes, from a few micrometers to several tens of micrometers in diameter, makes the system ideal for monitoring survey and research applications.
This is an example of analyzing a diamond-like carbon (DLC) film.
Raman measurements can determine bonds and structures in carbon materials with high sensitivity for use in the quality control of DLC films.
Modulus, and Density
Results from Evaluating DLC Film (Formed with Either CH4 or C2H2 Gas) on Two Types of Silicon
Wafers (Measured in Two Locations—Near the Sample Center and Periphery)
This is an example of analyzing the negative electrode material from a lithium-ion battery.
Raman area mapping can be used to visualize the detailed distribution of components and structural characteristics in substances (crystallinity, defects, etc.). Therefore, it is useful for evaluating products and materials in R&D applications.
Note: In the chemical image shown, the red areas indicate high concentrations of the component and the blue areas indicate low concentrations.
This is an example of analyzing monohydrate and anhydrous forms of caffeine.
Raman spectra can differentiate between compounds that have identical chemical structures but with different crystal polymorphisms. Evaluating the crystal form of substances with different solubility or efficacy characteristics is useful for controlling crystal formation during pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
This is an example of analyzing a multilayer film.
The distribution of each component can be visualized by using infrared and Raman area mapping to analyze a cut cross-section from the film.
Automotive Paint Coating
This is an example of analyzing an automotive paint coating. Samples with characteristics that make it difficult to cut a cross-section can be evaluated by analyzing the component distribution in the depth direction by Raman spectroscopy and evaluating the degradation status or other criteria from the surface.
A separate mapping program (P/N 206-35093-41) is required.