Renishaw has released the inVia Qontor Raman microscope with LiveTrack focus tracking technology, enabling users to analyse samples with uneven, curved or rough surfaces. Optimum focus is maintained in real time during data collection and white light video viewing. This removes the need for manual focusing, pre-scanning or sample preparation.
The inVia Qontor enables the acquisition of accurate and reproducible spectra from samples with extensive topographic variations.
LiveTrack provides continuous feedback to the sample stage which adjusts to follow the height of the sample. This ensures the laser maintains focus during data collection and when manually moving the sample during white light video viewing. Optimum focus is maintained across uneven, sloping or dynamic samples, limited only by the maximum travel of the stage.
The inVia Qontor enables the analysis of samples that were previously impractical to study, or would have required extensive sample preparation. For example, uneven geological samples that normally require sectioning and polishing can now be analysed without any sample preparation.