Raman Analysis Lab Services
Services provided by MVA’s Raman Analysis Lab
- Contamination Analysis
- Drug Blend Uniformity Mapping
- Defect & Polymer Inclusion Identification
- Nanoparticle & Nanomaterial Characterization
- Foreign Particulate Matter Identification
- Crystallinity & Strain Study in Semiconductors and Polymers
MVA’s Confocal Raman Spectroscopy (Raman Analysis) lab is optimized to provide analytical solutions for research, industry, and other clients. Raman analysis brings together confocal chemical imaging and Raman spectroscopy to provide high spatial resolution capabilities not available in Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy.
Raman mapping and imaging analysis provides a spectral image with consistent resolution of 200 nanometers. Raman analysis allows laser-illuminated Raman spectroscopy to focus on very tightly defined sample areas, dramatically improving the ability to identify molecular-level components of both organic and inorganic samples.
In Raman analysis, the laser-illumination energy can penetrate the surface of translucent samples, yielding a Raman scattering signal from subsurface layers. The confocal imaging system allows precise control of the depth where the spectroscopic data is acquired. This depth control (Z-axis imaging) allows layered samples to be analyzed without cutting cross-sections.