RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

WHAT IS RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY?

Raman spectroscopy has become an important analytical and research tool used in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, forensic science, polymers and thin films, and clinical and diagnostic applications. In Raman spectroscopy, a laser illuminates a sample, which scatters a proportion of the light. The majority of the laser light is scattered at the same frequency as the laser and is known as Rayleigh or inelastic scattering. A very small proportion of the scattered light (~10-6 of the incident light intensity) is shifted in energy from the laser frequency, with the shifted scattered light corresponding to molecular vibrations of the sample. This is known as Raman scattering. Plotting the intensity of the shifted scattered light versus frequency results in the Raman spectrum, which is unique to each sample based on its molecular structure. This extremely information-rich radiation is then collected by a spectrometer and sent to a detector. The end result produces a chemical “fingerprint” useful for identifying compounds and characterizing molecular structures and bonding effects.

RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY APPLICATIONS

Cellular Life Sciences has combined recent technology advancements in the miniaturization of spectrometers, data storage, laser technology, robotics and automation and developed Cellular Life Sciences Identity Raman Plate Reader, enabling high throughput sample measurement into microtiter plates or slides. Cellular Life Sciences Identity Raman Plate Reader is an innovative microplate reader based upon the power of Raman spectroscopy, providing the ability to improve the speed and accuracy of sample identification.

IDENTITY RAMAN PLATE READER ADVANTAGES

  • Identification of unknown materials
  • Quality control of incoming materials
  • Determination of molecular structure
  • Measurement of reaction kinetics
  • Quantitative analysis of complex mixtures
  • Determination of crystalline phase

RAMAN PLATE READER MARKETS

  • Forensics
  • Food Safety & Quality
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Cannabis Testing
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemicals
  • Academic Research &
  • Teaching Labs
  • Enviromental Analysis
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