ANFF-Q WITec Raman upgrades enabling correlative microscopy

Event Date: 27/01/2021

Event Time: 3:00pm

To showcase the new features of the upgraded WITec alpha300 confocal Raman microscope at ANFF-Q, we will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

The characterisation of composite materials greatly benefits the combination of different analytical methods. The interconnection of data from separate methods can deliver the comprehensive understanding often sought. When using different analysis techniques on one same sample, the measurement workflow can be accelerated by combining several analytical methods in one instrument.

In this webinar, we present a new microscope solution along with a novel operating concept that combines 3D confocal Raman imaging with other nano-analytical techniques such as epifluorescence, profilometry, AFM, or SNOM. This combination of analytical techniques allows for:

  • the identification of cell components in biomedical studies [1, 2],
  • the characterisation of phase separations in polymer blends and their wetting behaviour on various substrates [3-5],
  • or the visualisation of optical properties of materials with resolution below the diffraction limit [6].

This webinar will describe and highlight the unique features of such combined scientific instruments, based on examples from composite materials. The new features of the alpha300 confocal Raman microscope at ANFF-Q will be discussed. The opportunity of automated particle analysis with the ParticleScoutTM and their chemical identification using TrueMatchTM software will be highlighted together with the new software features of WITecProjectPlusTM.


3:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Places are limited so make sure you register.

If you would like to discuss your project, organise training or have brief chat how WITec alpha300 confocal Raman microscope would be useful for your project, please email Dr Kinnari Shelat.

Figure 1.  Correlative Raman (a), AFM-Phase image (b), and SNOM (c) images of the same sample area of a three-component polymer blend consisting of poly-styrene (red), acrylate (green), and a mixed phase of acrylate and styrene-butadiene-rubber.