inVia™ InSpect confocal Raman microscope
Our best-selling confocal Raman microscope optimised for use in forensic laboratories for trace analysis.
Identify materials that may be difficult or time consuming with other techniques such as hard crystalline powders, ceramic shards and glass chips, easily analysed with little or no preparation required.
Your inVia InSpect Raman microscope will give you:
- Highly specific identification - Raman microscopy can differentiate chemical structures, even closely related ones.
- High spatial resolution - comparable to your other microscopic techniques
- A range of microscope contrast techniques - including brightfield, darkfield and polarisation contrast with reflected and transmitted light illumination
- Particle analysis - use advanced image recognition algorithms and instrument control features to characterise particle distributions
- Correlative imaging - create composite images by combining Raman data with images from other microscopy techniques
For more detailed information, download the inVia InSpect brochure.
Empty Modelling software uses a multivariate analysis technique to resolve complex data into its constituents. Use this, with library searching, to analyse data from samples that contain unknown materials.
StreamHR mapping harmonises the operation of the InSpect microscopes high performance detector and MS30 microscope stage. It increases the speed of data collection and saves time generating images.
You can control alignment, calibration, and configurations all through Renishaw's WiRE software. For example, you can rapidly switch—with a click of a button—between sample viewing and Raman analysis.
The inVia InSpect microscope provides a comprehensive package for the analysis of gunshot residue irrespective of its origin, delivering benefits for detection and identification of both organic and inorganic residues. In this note, we explore some of the key characteristics and benefits of the Raman technique for GSR analysis.
There are many different types of inks; colours may be the same, but chemically they can be different. Raman analysis using the inVia Raman microscope allows for rapid, non-destructive testing of questioned areas with the specificity to distinguish similar ink types that may visually look identical.
Maintain focus in real
time with LiveTrack
The inVia InSpect 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.
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Analysing paint samples with the inVia InSpect Raman microscope
This application note explores some of the key features that make Raman spectroscopy so powerful for paint analysis, as part of the forensic microscopist’s trace analysis suite.
Data sheet: inVia InSpect confocal Raman microscope
The Renishaw inVia InSpect confocal Raman microscope has been optimised for use in forensic laboratories for trace analysis.
|Wavelength range||200 nm to 2200 nm|
|Lasers supported||From 229 nm to 1064 nm|
|Spectral resolution||0.3 cm-1 (FWHM)||Highest typically necessary: 1 cm-1|
|Stability||< ±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||5 cm-1||Lowest typically necessary: 100 cm-1|
|High wavenumber cut-off||30,000 cm-1||Standard: 4,000 cm-1|
|Spatial resolution (lateral)||0.25 µm||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||-70 °C|
|Rayleigh filters supported||Unlimited||Up to four filter sets in automated mount. Unlimited additional filter sets supported by user-switchable accurately-locating kinematic mounts|
|Number of lasers supported||Unlimited||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|
|Supply voltage||110 V AC to 240 V AC +10% -15%|
|Supply frequency||50 Hz or 60 Hz|
|Typical power consumption (spectrometer)||150 W|
|Depth (dual-laser systems)||930 mm||Dual laser baseplate|
|Depth (triple-laser systems)||1116 mm||Triple laser baseplate|
|Depth (compact)||610 mm||Up to three lasers (laser type dependant)|
|Typical mass (excluding lasers)||90 kg|