Raman spectroscopy

The ideal tool for material identification.

Raman spectroscopy can be used to effectively and efficiently identify and distinguish between different materials in liquid and solid forms, including organic materials and polyatomic inorganic materials (e.g. oxides and polyatomic salts like phosphates, sulphates etc.) The identification can be accomplished in as little as 20 seconds from collection of data to analysis report. Packaging materials such as polymer bags, glass bottles, flasks and vials do not interfere with the measurement, allowing the user to screen materials by non-contact, non-destructive analysis, without needing to open containers.

Raman spectroscopy is a vibrational technique so any chemical or physical changes that affect the molecular vibrations will change the Raman spectrum including degree of crystallinity, hydration and polymorphism, extending the technique usefulness to the identification of counterfeits and patented formulations infringement. In addition, unlike other vibrational spectroscopies such Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), water has relatively weak Raman peaks which allows Raman to measure samples that are hydrated or in aqueous solutions.

The specificity of Raman, which allows rapid creation of new materials databases and methods, and its relative ease of use have made Raman spectroscopy a popular technique when chemical identification and material inspection is required. Portable and handheld Raman devices are now used for a broad range of applications including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical analysis, safety and security and food.

Systems

  Progeny
Handheld Raman analyzer designed to be customizable and flexible for seamless integration into any work environment
    Progeny ResQ
The industry’s most comprehensive chemical detection range in a fast and simple handheld form
    Progeny X2
Battery operated Raman instrument equipped with a dual excitation configuration of 785 nm and 1064 nm