inVia™ confocal Raman microscope
The ultimate research-grade confocal Raman microscope delivers outstanding performance and the best data in the shortest time.
It is simple to operate yet delivers outstanding performance and reliable results, for even the most challenging experiments. You can produce both rich, detailed, chemical images and highly specific data from discrete points. With unparalleled flexibility, scientists and engineers, worldwide, trust the inVia microscope.
The inVia microscope comprises a research-grade microscope coupled to a high-performance Raman spectrometer. It is simple to operate yet delivers outstanding performance—high signal throughput, combined with high spectral resolution and stability—giving reliable results, for even the most challenging measurements.
The inVia microscope's highly efficient optical design produces the best Raman data, even from minute traces of material. If you need to easily and reliably produce both rich, detailed, chemical images and highly specific data from discrete points, then the inVia microscope is the ideal system for you.
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Speed and sensitivity
High sensitivity enables you to look at weak Raman signals and rapidly analyse even minute traces of material, monolayers and weak scatterers. It uses a stigmatic on-axis optical design which provides high optical efficiency, excellent stray light rejection and unparalleled sensitivity.
High spatial resolution
The optical design enables you to achieve a very high level of confocality (the ability to reject signal from regions away from the point of interest). This ensures you achieve high stability and the highest spatial resolutions possible, limited only by the inherent diffraction limit of the light.
High spectral performance
It can resolve spectral features narrower than 0.5 cm-1, so you can distinguish between close Raman bands, and differentiate very similar materials, such as pharmaceutical polymorphs. High stability allows you to monitor minute shifts in Raman band position (as low as 0.02 cm-1).
A custom designed honeycomb baseplate holds the inVia microscope and lasers in position and is so stable that an optical or anti-vibration table is not normally required. Key moving components are equipped with Renishaw high precision encoders which ensures everything is correctly placed.
You can configure the inVia microscope so that it is ideal for analysing your particular samples. It supports multiple lasers with automated computer-controlled switching. You can change excitation wavelength rapidly and quickly determine the best configurations to get reliable data from all your samples.
inVia supports both research-grade upright, inverted and open frame microscopes, as well as fibre optic probes for long distance remote analysis. It is compatible with a range of objective lenses and environmental cells enabling you to analyse your samples under a variety of environmental conditions.
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Combined Raman systems
Combine two or more analytical techniques in situ by coupling your Raman instrument with other complementary analytical instruments.
Custom Raman solutions
Our highly experienced Special Products Team can develop a custom solution to meet your specific requirements.
With many components and properties, determining the composition, domain size and distribution of patent-expired commercially available formulations is highly desirable. The inVia microscope provides incredible chemical specificity and sensitivity, generating detailed chemical images on a wide range of formulations.
The inVia Raman microscope provides chemical specificity and sensitivity, in a non-destructive manner, with no sample manipulation and preparation required. This is important in the study of polymers as we search for novel materials, improve effectiveness of existing materials, and reduce the costs of products.
Maintain focus in real
time with LiveTrack
The inVia microscope uses LiveTrack™ automated focus tracking technology to acquire, in real-time, accurate and repeatable spectra and topography from samples with extensive variations in height. Create stunning 3D images of uneven, curved or rough surfaces without the need for pre-scanning. Watch the video to see an example.
Analyse liquid or gas samples easily with the macro sampling kit
The macro sampling kit makes it easy to analyse liquid or gas samples in vials and cuvettes. Installed in seconds, it helps to get your Raman analysis done quickly.
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Downloads: inVia Raman microscope
Brochure: inVia confocal Raman microscope
Renishaw inVia: The world's best selling high-performance Raman microscope
Product note: Centrus detector
At the heart of Renishaw’s Raman systems, Centrus is more than just a detector; it is key to the implementation of advanced Renishaw technologies
Product note: inVia excitation wavelength options
inVia™ Raman microscope: choosing filter and wavelength options
Technical note: Polarised Raman spectroscopy using the inVia Raman microscope
This note demonstrates that the inVia confocal Raman microscope is an ideal tool for polarisation studies.
Product note: Free-space microscopes
Renishaw’s free-space microscopes (FSMs) have a large clearance for oversized samples. FSMs can be configured with the full capabilities of an inVia™ Qontor® confocal Raman microscope, bringing complete automation and LiveTrack™ focus-tracking technology to large and heavy samples.
Product note: MS30 high speed encoded stage
The MS30 high speed encoded stage is a high performance, optically encoded, motorised sample stage for use with Renishaw’s Raman systems.
Product note: Inverted microscopes for inVia
Renishaw's inVia Raman spectrometers can be equipped with inverted microscopes instead of, or in addition to, the standard upright microscopes.
Technical note: LiveTrack focus-tracking technology
LiveTrack focus-tracking technology maintains optimum focus for both white light and Raman imaging to give stunning 3D images.
Product note: Rayleigh imaging using the inVia™ confocal Raman microscope
Product note detailing how you can perform Rayleigh imaging on the inVia confocal Raman microscope.
Product note: Optical tweezing on the inVia™ Qontor® Raman microscope
The inVia Qontor Raman microscope is available with optical tweezing. The microscope focuses the laser to the same point as the Raman laser, so you can both trap microparticles and analyse them using Raman or photoluminescence.
The inVia microscope is available in three models; from the flagship inVia Qontor system - with full automation and focus tracking technology - to the entry level inVia Basis system.
|200 nm to 2200 nm
|From 229 nm to 1064 nm
|0.3 cm-1 (FWHM)
|Highest typically necessary: 1 cm-1
|< ±0.01 cm-1
|Variation in the centre frequency of curve-fitted Si 520 cm-1 band, following repeat measurements. Achieved using a spectral resolution of 1 cm-1 or higher
|Low wavenumber cut-off
|Lowest typically necessary: 100 cm-1
|High wavenumber cut-off
|Standard: 4,000 cm-1
|Spatial resolution (lateral)
|Standard: 1 µm
|Spatial resolution (axial)
|< 1 µm
|Standard: < 2 µm. Dependent on objective and laser
|Detector size (standard)
|1024 pixel × 256 pixel
|Other options available
|Detector operating temperature
|Rayleigh filters supported
|Up to four filter sets in automated mount. Unlimited additional filter sets supported by user-switchable accurately-locating kinematic mounts
|Number of lasers supported
|One as standard. Additional lasers beyond 4 require mounting on an optical table
|Windows PC controlled
|Latest specification Windows® PC
|Includes PC workstation, monitor, keyboard and trackball
|110 V AC to 240 V AC +10% -15%
|50 Hz or 60 Hz
|Typical power consumption (spectrometer)
|Depth (dual-laser systems)
|Dual laser baseplate
|Depth (triple-laser systems)
|Triple laser baseplate
|Up to three lasers (laser type dependant)
|Typical mass (excluding lasers)
|Stereo viewing (binocular eyepieces)
|Memorised and automatic post collection viewing
|Software microscope control
|Automatic white light/Raman switching
|Automatic white light saving with data
|Combined white light and laser video viewing
|White light auto-focus (LiveTrack)
Raman data collection
|Automated measurement queuing
|Automatic focus tracking (LiveTrack)
Alignment and performance checking
|Internal neon wavelength calibration source
|Internal reference standards for auto-calibration
|Automated Raman calibration correction (quick calibration)
|Raman signal auto-align
|Performance health check
|- not available