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Environmental cells

Renishaw supplies a wide range of cells, including:

  • temperature control stages - heating and cooling stages covering temperatures from 2.2 K (-271 °C) to over 1800 K (1500 °C)
  • cell incubators - precisely control the environment of live cells during Raman analysis 
  • humidity cells - for studying the effect of humidity on materials such as drugs
  • electrochemical cells - for studying in situ corrosion, surface enhanced Raman scattering, etc
  • high pressure cells - diamond anvil cells for compressing samples to 50 GPa (500 kbar)

Other cells, such as catalytic cells and tensile testers, are also available. Contact us to find out more.

Temperature control cells

Choose from:

  • hot cell (ambient to 1500 °C)
  • hot-cold cell (-196 °C to 600 °C)
  • liquid nitrogen cell (77 K to 500 K)
  • liquid helium cell (2.2 K to 500 K)

Cell incubator

Cells are sensitive. The incubator keeps them alive while you analyse them.

Typically used in conjunction with a water immersion objective, the incubator controls:

  • temperature
  • pH
  • O2/COconcentration
  • humidity

Humidity control cells

Changes in humidity can affect the structure and properties of many materials, from catalysts and semiconductors, to microbiological cells and pharmaceuticals. They influence chemical and physical structure, as well as reaction rates and degradation processes.

Electrochemical cells

You can use Raman spectroscopy to:

  • monitor changes during in situ corrosion studies
  • detect the chemical changes that occur during cyclic voltammetry studies
  • identify electrochemically‑produced intermediates
  • investigate catalysts
  • generate electrochemically‑roughened surfaces for studying surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)

High pressure cells

The high pressure cells operate by forcing two diamond anvils together. They can produce both hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic pressures.


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Light collection optics

It is critical to select the most appropriate objective lens for your experiment, whether using a microscope, a fibre probe, or other light delivery means.

Find out more about light collection optics