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AIRsight | Infrared and Raman Microscope


AIRsight | Infrared and Raman Microscope

The Shimadzu AIRlight Infrared and Raman Microscope is based on a combination of two analytical techniques to provide complementary molecular information.

This simple system improves the efficiency of analytical operations by making it easy to perform all process steps from sample observation to data analysis.


AIRsight Infrared and Raman Microscope overview

Both FTIR and Raman Spectra Can Be Measured without Moving Samples

Because samples do not need to be moved, both infrared and Raman spectra can be measured from the same position in an extremely small area. That means information about both organic and inorganic substances can be obtained from the same position, which can significantly improve the accuracy of qualitative analysis. In addition, Shimadzu’s proprietary wide-view camera and microscope camera (for infrared measurements) or objective lens (for Raman measurements) help improve sample observation efficiency. The wide-view camera not only enables observation of large areas up to 10 × 13 mm, but it also supports variable digital zooming. Furthermore, it shares positional information with the microscope camera and objective lenses.
The microscope camera can be used to observe areas as small as 30 × 40 μm, the 50× objective lens to observe areas as small as 15 × 20 μm, and the 100× objective lens to observe extremely small areas as small as 7.5 × 10 μm.

One Software to Measure and Analyze Both FTIR and Raman Spectra

You can easily switch between infrared and Raman measurements with a click. In addition, infrared and Raman spectra can be superimposed and displayed, and various analyses can be performed.

Obtain Organic and Inorganic Information with One Instrument

Infrared microscopes can analyze organic substances, but it is difficult to obtain information for many inorganic substances.
On the other hand, Raman microscopes can obtain information about inorganic substances such as titanium oxide and carbon, in addition to organic substances. In contrast, a single AIRsight unit can analyze mixtures of both organic and inorganic substances.


AIRsight Features for Raman Measurements

  • Confocal optical system used: Enables Raman measurements with excellent spatial resolution
  • Equipped standard with 532 nm and 785 nm lasers: Characteristics of the lasers
    • 532 nm : Light scatters more easily, making it easier to obtain peak intensities.
    • 785 nm : Less affected by fluorescence, making it more suitable for fluorescent samples.
  • Systems can be equipped with either a 50× or 100× objective lens (or both): Selectable depending on the target measurement area
  • Includes XYZ correction for lens switching between infrared and Raman measurements: Enables both infrared and Raman measurements from the same location.
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