Thermo Electron presents its latest Raman Spectrometer at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2004 – the Nicolet™ Almega™ XR

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

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(2004), "Thermo Electron presents its latest Raman Spectrometer at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2004 – the Nicolet™ Almega™ XR", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2004.12933fad.012

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Thermo Electron presents its latest Raman Spectrometer at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2004 – the Nicolet™ Almega™ XR

Thermo Electron presents its latest Raman Spectrometer at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2004 – the Nicolet™ Almega™ XR

Keywords: Thermo Electron Corporation, Spectroscopy, Instruments

Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO) exhibited its latest dispersive Raman spectrometer, the Nicolet Almega XR, at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2004 in Savannah, Georgia (Plate 4). Used to determine the chemical and molecular characterization of organic and inorganic materials, the Nicolet Almega XR features non-contact, non-destructive analysis of both microscopic and macroscopic samples in a highly customizable, research-grade spectroscopic instrument.

Plate 4 Nicolet Almega XR

A user-friendly interface provides full control of system components and real-time experiment feedback. The Nicolet Almega XR software identifies unknown spectra by accessing databases of over 15,000 compounds. Raman spectra offer highly specific chemical information for a wide range of samples in industries such as pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and microelectronics, forensics, gems and minerals, polymers, and protective coatings.

The Nicolet Almega XR incorporates Thermo’s new OMNIC™ Atlμs™ 7 software, which automates the collection of spatially-resolved spectra and allows chemical heterogeneity to be readily visualized and compared to visual features. In addition, featuring a very small excitation laser spot size, the Nicolet Almega XR is most adept at Raman analysis of very small samples with reduced interfering fluorescence. An integral confocal aperture yields exception control of fluorescence and high spatial resolution, and enables depth-profiling analysis.

The Nicolet Almega XR is designed to maximize productivity in the laboratory and provide powerful, user-friendly operation. Automation of critical operations, including calibration, alignment, laser switching, and grating control, removes subjectivity from the analysis and saves valuable laboratory time.

For more information about the Nicolet Almega XR, please contact: Tel: +1 800-532-4752; E-mail: analyze@thermo.com; or visit Thermo at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2004 on Booth 330.