Advanced materials lab of Yanbu Research Center recently installed new equipment called DXR Raman microscope. Raman microscope is one among the characterization facilities available in advanced materials lab suitable for structural identification of materials in powder or solid forms. DXR Raman microscope (Thermo Scientific) consists of a high quality visual microscope equipped with Olympus optics and a high-precision motorized stage that can be controlled in all three dimensions by the software suite.
DXR Raman microscope employs a patented alignment method to ensure that the visual,excitation laser and Raman scattering light paths are all aligned to the sames poton the sample. Raman spectroscopy is a powerful,non-destructive ,insitu technique for chemical and structural identification at the molecular level based upon the molecular and crystal lattice bond vibrations.