HORIBA Scientific, a company specializing in Raman spectroscopy, has introduced a new, advanced instrument called XploRA which is a novel concept in Raman microscopy and allows users to perform chemical identification processes through their microscopes.
The XploRA offers a similar proven performance like other Raman microscopes available from HORIBA Scientific and is affordably-priced. The instrument, which integrates chemical analysis and microscopy, retains the complete functionality of microscope and also provides high performance Raman spectroscopy.
The tool is user-friendly, small and has a rugged design. Since it has a small footprint, the system can be easily transported, thus making it suitable for QA/QC, research and development and forensic laboratories. The exact nature of samples can now be explored with compound identification and chemical imaging technique. The system also eliminates sample preparation and the necessity of atmospheric conditions.
The XploRA allows spontaneous operation through new software modules that are fully compliant. The modules include GO! Guided Operation wizard, which increases speed and allows easy operation.
Product features of the XploRA Raman Microscope are:
- Smart microscopy
- Light microscopy – DIC, phase contrast, dark field
- Automated XYZ mapping with autofocus
- Heating/cooling stages
- Reflected/transmitted light illumination
- Raman polarisation optics
- Multiwell plate for high-throughput screening
- Macro measurement accessory
- Chemometric package for spectral imaging
- Fiber-coupled probes for remote analysis
- Cuvette holder for liquid measurements
Specifications of the XploRA Raman Microscope are provided in the table below:
||1024 Pixel CCD Chip
||Raman Chemical Imaging
||Raman, Light Microscopy
||up to 3 Integrated Lasers