Analytik has announced a new era in handheld Raman materials identification systems with the launch of its SciAps Inspector series.
The Inspector series offers a 785 nm or 1030 nm laser for users across the materials characterisation spectrum.
The redesigned series enables Raman material discrimination of a wider range of samples by eliminating unwanted sample and background fluorescence.
The mobile platform is designed to transform the user experience with simple and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) on a high resolution display.
Large material libraries and advanced pass/fail algorithms are supported with an embedded PC that can provide rapid-fire results.
The Inspector 300 version is upgraded with elevated laser power and a low noise detector.
Longer wavelength laser excitation in Raman spectroscopy can be used to eliminate or mitigate the influence of competitive fluorescence that can overwhelm the Raman spectrum in lower excitation systems including 785 nm laser excitation.
The Inspector 500 model overcomes this issue by utilising binary materials and alloys of Group III-V compound semiconductors that have high quantum efficiency in the region of interest.
This feature, coupled with SciAps’ patented free space design, results in a high efficiency system that provides quality Raman spectra on difficult samples, enabling the identification or qualification testing of samples that were once prohibited with 785 nm handheld systems.
Inspector supports advanced chemometric algorithm processing which is required for materials that are difficult to discriminate.
Methods can be created with multivariate algorithms for pass/fail discrimination or simple correlation models can be created for searching material libraries.