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The Raman technique is ideal for analysing cultural heritage pieces as the ability to examine analyse objects in situ using the sizeable chamber of the Renishaw inVia confocal Raman microscope meant that sampling could be done non-destructively.
The Renishaw inVia confocal Raman microscope was chosen as the spectrometer of choice for the MCFP, as its bespoke configuration is perfectly suited to analysing cultural artefacts with varying topography and composition.
A group of researchers and clinicians at University College London, Royal Veterinary College and Charing Cross Hospital, led by Dr Riana Gaifulina, have demonstrated that Raman spectroscopy could determine the grade of cartilage erosion and overall osteoarthritis disease state. This could lead to an earlier identification and treatment of osteoarthritic degeneration.
Case study: 'The mechanical properties of primary feathers’ - a PhD thesis from the University of Southampton
Raman technique was chosen as the data collection method for this PhD thesis as it provides a high-precision analysis of the proteins contained within flight feathers to elucidate their secondary structures.
How can a surgeon accurately distinguish tumour tissue from healthy tissue in under 15 minutes? The answer could be to use Raman spectroscopy.
New Plasma Technologies uses a Renishaw inVia confocal Raman microscope to control the quality of the coatings and help improve processing methods, discover why.
Whiskies are big business, so having an objective, scientifically robust, method to evidence the authenticity of the product is important to ensure counterfeits or diluted/mixed products are identified. We show how the inVia Raman microscope has been used to analyse a variety of whiskies through their unopened bottles to evidence their authenticity.
It is vital that we monitor plants and detect changes taking place, ideally before the visible signs of them occur. We therefore need suitable analytical techniques. Raman spectroscopy is ideal for this.
A team of researchers from the CHUM Research Centre and the Polytechnique Montreal have developed a new technique to improve detection of aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
A sensitive Raman system with a high spectral resolution is essential for the successful analysis of geological samples. We put StreamLine Raman imaging to the test by analysing an ammonite fossil.
Sun lotion is a highly advanced emulsion, a true example of human endeavour against nature, and ultimately a life saver. So let’s look deeper into this powerful cream using the inVia™ confocal Raman microscope.
Raman analysis allows for rapid, non-destructive testing of questioned areas with the specificity to distinguish similar ink types that may visually look identical. We test a method for analysing crossing ink lines to identify possible forgeries.
To be truly useful, in a highly practical and physical environment, chemical imaging needs to be versatile and forgiving over a range of object surfaces. We put Raman imaging to the test by analysing a fingerprint on the side of a soda can.