How to Take the Next Step in Correlative Raman Imaging of Polymers and Microplastics

How to Take the Next Step in Correlative Raman Imaging of Polymers and Microplastics

This webinar presents the principles of confocal Raman microscopy and its benefits for polymer and microparticle analysis. Correlative Raman-AFM and Raman-SEM (RISE) microscopy are also introduced.


This webcast first describes confocal Raman microscopy, providing a short overview of the theory and technology underlying the technique. The non-destructive, label-free and convenient nature of Raman microscopy and its utility for investigations of polymers is emphasized, showing how samples can be rapidly investigated with minimal, if any, sample preparation. Correlative microscopy is then introduced, and details of Raman-AFM and Raman-SEM (RISE) microscopy solutions are presented, which link structural information with molecular data for a more comprehensive understanding of sample components. Finally, microparticle analysis using Raman microscopy, especially microplastics research, is covered and measurements acquired with a new particle analysis tool are shown. Automated alalytical tools can accelerate the workflows of microparticle analyses.

During this webcast you will learn:

  • What Raman microscopy is, along with an introduction to its operational principles and hardware considerations
  • How correlative microscopy can provide a more complete understanding of a sample than techniques in isolation 
  • How large numbers of microparticles in a sample can be quickly found, classified and identified using automated routines

This presentation was recorded as part of a webinar that was originally broadcasted by Spectroscopy under the same title on June 27, 2019.

On Demand

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c. 55 min.




WITec | Raman

Our Speaker

Dr Ute Schmidt - WITec
Applications Manager

Dr. Schmidt studied physics at the Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and obtained her Ph.D. from the University ...

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