Raman microscopy

Raman microscopy is a technique which allows fast, non-destructive chemical analysis of solids, powders, liquids, and gases – today, Raman spectroscopy is used in many varied fields, from fundamental research up to applied solutions. It provides detailed information about chemical structure, phase and polymorphy, crystallinity and molecular interactions. It is based upon the interaction of light with the chemical bonds within a material.
Draw of a Raman Principle

Typically, a Raman spectrum is a distinct chemical fingerprint for a particular molecule or material and can be used to very quickly identify the material, or distinguish it from others. Raman spectral libraries are often used for identification of a material based on its Raman spectrum – libraries containing thousands of spectra are rapidly searched to find a match with the spectrum of the analyte.
In combination with mapping (or imaging) Raman systems, it is possible to generate images based on the sample’s Raman spectrum. These images show distribution of individual chemical components, polymorphs and phases, and variation in crystallinity.

HORIBA Scientific’s LabSpec 6 software platform

This app is part of the LabSpec 6 Spectroscopy Suite Software.
It offers an intuitive platform for Raman, photoluminescence (PL) and cathodoluminescence (CL) spectroscopy.
Photo of a user using the LabSpec 6 software suite

The sixth generation of spectroscopy software from HORIBA Scientific builds on previous award winning platforms to present a unique experience in instrument control and data processing.
Within a single interface, LabSpec adapts for different users in multiuser lab environments, allows users to automate and customize, and offers unrivalled functions to provide results fast

HORIBA and Raman spectroscopy

HORIBA Scientific is the world leader in Raman spectroscopy, with the benefits of more than 50 years of innovation in the technique.
We provide complete Raman spectroscopy solutions for analytical measurements, research Raman, UV Raman, QC/QA and industrial Raman applications. These include Raman spectrometers, hybrid Raman systems (such as AFM-Raman), modular Raman systems, transmission Raman analyzers, dedicated in situ process Raman spectrometers, and miniaturized Raman instruments for high volume OEM manufacturers.
Photo of the HORIBA LabRAM Soleil
Our Raman spectroscopy instruments are used in prestigious universities, research laboratories, in demanding industries with production lines across the world, and are well-known for:
  • Stability/Reliability obtained from a robust design approach
  • High-performance and speed enabled by our many Ultrafast Imaging patented functionalities
  • Ease of use thanks to our renowned LabSpec software suite
  • Overall improved User Experience and time saved with increased Automation wherever you need it
  • Possibility to achieve nanoscale measurements through TERS by combining the Raman spectrometer with our AFM technology 

More information:

- Raman Imaging and Spectrometer: How to select your Raman spectrometer
- LabSpec 6 Spectroscopie Suite: The software for HORIBA's Raman spectrometers