Micro Raman

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Micro Raman
Installation for: sections of plant material typically 10-100 micron thick with scanned area of 1mm2
Environmental monitoring:
Parameters: Raman spectra
Capacity: approx. 1-3 samples/ day (work up time may involve several additional days to prepare sections)
Average experiment duration: approx. 1-3 samples/ day (work up time may involve several additional days to prepare sections)

Raman spectrometry is orthogonal to infrared spectrometry and has the advantage of water being invisible, so allowing analysis of wet samples and solutions. In addition the method is confocal, so allowing spectra to be obtained from below the surface of the sample. Spatial resolution can be better than 1 µm and it is therefore possible to collect information on chemical composition at the cellular level without the requirement for extensive tissue disruption. Images can be analysed using standard multivariate image analysis techniques.

 

Aberystwyth University General Information http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/

Contact: Gordon Allison: goa@aber.ac.uk 

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