Nanophoton, a Japanese equipment manufacturer, has been invited to give a seminar on its Micro-Raman Mapping and TERS techniques at MCN. The talk will be held in MCN’s boardroom at 2pm on Wednesday, 23 November 2016.
Applications Specialist Dr Taisuke Ota, who will be giving the talk, will cover both the applications and benefits of Raman/TERS techniques and technologies.
Raman Spectroscopy is a powerful surface analysis tool for polymer characterisation, providing vibrational information about molecular species as well as degree of crystallisation and polymerisation. In conjunction with confocal microscopy, it is capable of providing detailed 3D chemical analysis of complex structures.
The technique has recently been enhanced using line scan technology which increases data acquisition rates and ultimate spatial resolution. This seminar will demonstrate how confocal Raman microscopy can be extended to use in research environments to monitor multi-layer films, crystallisation process and chemical compounds.
Tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) microscope is an instrument which combines laser Raman microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The technique shows high sensitivity and spatial resolution beyond the diffraction limit. Using TERSsense, observation of the small structures of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene is possible.