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Bringing the Benefits of Raman Spectroscopy to More Analytical Labs

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New microscopes bring the power of Raman microscopy and high-resolution chemical imaging to more analytical laboratories and research groups who can benefit from having relevant sample information in the shortest time possible. 

The Thermo Scientific DXR2 Raman microscopes, which make their debut at Pittcon 2016 (booth 2239) at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, provide improved workflows that are designed to deliver unparalleled ease of use and accessibility for non-experts without compromising robustness or reliable performance. 

“The instruments feature innovations that simplify set-up and operations so users don’t need to invest time or resources on technical expertise, experimental set-up or instrument maintenance,” said Scot Ellis, marketing manager, Raman instrumentation, Thermo Fisher. “Now degree candidates and experts alike can rapidly collect data that helps them answer complex questions.” 

Scientists working in advanced materials research, pharmaceuticals and polymers can benefit from rapid, easy set-up and a design that makes it easier to obtain visually informative sub-micron resolution images. This enables users to gain new insights into the chemical and morphological understanding of molecular structures. 

The DXR2 line of Raman microscopes, which includes the DXR2 and the DXR2xi, provide both spectrographic and spatial imaging for regulated environments. New polarization techniques provide continuously variable angle polarization analysis, and software automation, coupled with equivalent optical performance, provides a more complete understanding yet is still easy to use. Additionally, kinetic imaging allows for real-time studies of dynamic processes such as battery cycling or biological activities in cells. 

Thermo Fisher designed the new DXR2 Raman microscope as a reliable, easy-to-use point-and-shoot instrument that provides research-grade results. The new DXR2xi Raman imaging microscope is image-centric, and it works much like the scanning microscopes already used by many scientists.