The High Performance Apollo II™ Raman Microspectrometer from CRAIC Technologies

The Apollo II™ features high sensitivity, high spectral resolution, a broad spectral range and rapid sampling times all on the same Raman microspectrometer. Designed with a great price-performance, the Apollo II™ can measure Raman spectra of micron-scale samples with unparalleled performance.

San Dimas, CA – November 27, 2017 -- CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator in the field of optical microanalysis, is proud to introduce the new state-of-the-art in Raman microspectroscopy: the Apollo II™ Raman microspectrometer.  D esigned for routine research, the Apollo II™ is reliable, robust and powerful.  It features high sensitivity, high resolution, a broad spectral range and rapid sampling times.  This state of the art instrument enables scientists and engineers to measure the Raman spectra from microscopic samples or microscope sampling areas of large samples, such as semiconductors. The Apollo II™ can also be added to a CRAIC Technologies 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer to give it the ability to collect Raman microspectra™ in addition to UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance and photoluminescence microspectroscopy and imaging. The cutting edge technology of the Apollo II™ means that a whole host of capabilities are now available to researchers and engineers. With the introduction of the Apollo II™ Raman spectrometer, CRAIC Technologies is proud to offer you an even more powerful tool for micro-analysis. 

 

“CRAIC Technologies has been an innovator in the field of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis since its founding. We have helped to advance the field of microscale analysis with innovative instrumentation, software, research and teaching. We have seen the need for Raman microspectroscopy in addition to our current capabilities of UV-visible-NIR and photoluminescence microspectroscopy. Therefore, we created the Apollo II™ Raman microspectrometer to add to our current instruments” states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “By incorporating Raman spectroscopy with our UV-visible microspectrophotometers, the customer no longer has purchase a separate instrument, nor move the sample between instruments and acquire the data separately. You can simply analyze the same microscopic area of the sample under the same conditions without additional sample preparation or instrument alignment. By using the same instrument to make multiple types of measurements, including Raman microspectroscopy, laboratory efficiency and sample analysis throughput can therefore be dramatically increased.”

The Apollo II™ Raman spectrometer is a self contained unit that features an the latest in long-lived laser technology, an advanced optical interface to the microscope, a powerful Raman spectrometer and advanced software for instrument control and data analysis.  The system is designed for use with up to three lasers and offers extremely high sensitivity, high resolution, a broad spectral range and fast scan times.  The idea is to have a powerful, easy-to-use Raman microspectrometer to enhance your spectroscopic results. These rugged, self-contained units are designed to be used either with an optical microscope or with a CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometer. With high sensitivity, high spectral resolution, a broad spectral range, a durable design, ease-of-use, and the support of CRAIC Technologies, the Apollo II™ is more than just a Raman microspectrometer...it is the future of Raman spectroscopy.

For more information on the Apollo II™ Raman microspectrometer and Raman microspectroscopy, visit www.microspectra.com

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions. CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise. CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com
+1-310-573-8180

Rapid Vitrinite Reflectance & Fluorescence Measurements With the 508 Coal™ from CRAIC Technologies

The 508 Coal™ is used to measure vitrinite reflectance and quickly determine the thermal maturity of coal and coke.

SAN DIMAS, CA – September 23, 2016– Coal is a vital source of energy. The 508 Coal™ is the newest Vitrinite Reflectance Measurement System from CRAIC Technologies and is designed to determine the grade of coal and coke by vitrinite reflectance. This is used ensure that the coal blends used in energy generation are optimum and consistent from batch to batch. However, the 508 Coal™ does far more than that. It can also be used to acquire fluorescence and reflectance spectra of geological samples in order to more accurately grade them.  It even offers a Raman microspectroscopy feature for petrographic analysis.

Vitrinite is a maceral of coal and is comprised of various polymers, cellulose and lignin. Measuring the amount of light reflected by vitrinite macerals is a key test to determine the thermal maturity of the coal blend and its suitability for steel production. The procedure has been standardized by a number of international bodies including both ISO and ASTM. All of the standards require the use of a microscope spectrophotometer such as the 508 Coal™: a device designed to measure the intensity of light reflected from a microscopic sampling area. The procedure is simple: the 508 Coal™ measures the amount of light reflected from samples from the coal blend at hundreds of points after which a statistical analysis is done by the computer. The results of the statistical analysis are used to determine the amount of vitrinite in the coal blend, its thermal maturity and therefore its value for coking. As hundreds of measurements need to be done on each sample, this used to be a very time consuming process. Now the 508 Coal™ can automate this process and dramatically improve a laboratories throughput and accuracy. The results is a histogram from which the thermal maturity of the coal to be used in steel production can be determined.

The 508 Coal™ can also do more than just measure vitrinite reflectance. It can also be used to measure the reflectance and fluorescence spectra of coals in addition to capturing digital images in full color. This ability to do spectroscopy is especially important as using spectroscopy gives a much higher level of discrimination than the measurement of single color.

For more information about the 508 Coal™ Vitrinite Reflectance Measurement System and coal blend analysis, please visit www.microspectra.com.

About CRAIC Technologies

CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on developing technology and methodologies for Raman and UV-visible-NIR microscopy and microspectroscopy. CRAIC Technologies creates innovative solutions, along with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing developments that integrate operational excellence and technologic expertise. CRAIC Technologies provides solutions for customers in the forensic sciences, biology, health sciences, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets whose applications demand accuracy, precision, speed and the best in expert customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

www.microspectra.com

sales@microspectra.com
+1-310-573-8180

Rapid Vitrinite Reflectance Measurements With GeoImage™ from CRAIC Technologies

GeoImage™ uses a camera to measure vitrinite reflectance and quickly determine the thermal maturity of coal and coke.

SAN DIMAS, CA – September 15, 2017– Coal is a vital source of energy. GeoImage™ is the newest Vitrinite Reflectance Measurement System from CRAIC Technologies and is designed to determine the grade of coal and coke by vitrinite reflectance per the ISO 7404-5 and ASTM D2798 standards. These procedures are used ensure that the coal blends used in energy generation and steel making are optimal and consistent from batch to batch. However, GeoImage™ does far more than that. It can also be run either manually or automatically or acquire high resolution color images of the reflectance and fluorescence of coal samples.  It also features a point counting module as well as a number of sophisticated image analysis routines.  GeoImage™ can also be used in conjunction with CRAIC's microspectrometers to also acquire reflectance and fluorescence spectra of the coal samples.

Vitrinite is a maceral of coal and is comprised of various polymers, cellulose and lignin. Measuring the amount of light reflected by vitrinite macerals is a key test to determine the thermal maturity of the coal blend and its suitability for steel production. The procedure has been standardized by a number of international bodies including both ISO and ASTM. All of the standards require the use of a solution such as GeoImage™ to measure the intensity of light reflected from a microscopic area on the sample. The procedure is simple: GeoImage™ measures the amount of light reflected from coal samples, using a high resolution camera fitted to a petrographic microscope.  Hundreds of points are measured on the sample and the results of the statistical analysis of the data are used to determine the amount of vitrinite in the coal blend, its thermal maturity and thus its energy content. As hundreds of measurements need to be done on each sample, this used to be a very time consuming process. Now, with GeoImage™, hundreds of points can quickly measured to dramatically improve a throughput and accuracy.  GeoImage™ can also be automated for even faster results.

GeoImage™ can also do more than just measure vitrinite reflectance. It can also be used for point counting to the fraction of different macerals in a coal sample.  The system can also be used to capture high resolution digital images in full color of coal in both fluorescence and reflectance. This ability to perform multiple analytical techniques with a single instrument is a hallmark of CRAIC Technologies solutions.  

For more information about GeoImage™ Vitrinite Reflectance Measurement System and vitrinite reflectance analysis, please visit www.microspectra.com.

About CRAIC Technologies

CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on developing technology and methodologies for Raman and UV-visible-NIR microscopy and microspectroscopy. CRAIC Technologies creates innovative solutions, along with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing developments that integrate operational excellence and technologic expertise. CRAIC Technologies provides solutions for customers in the forensic sciences, biology, health sciences, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets whose applications demand accuracy, precision, speed and the best in expert customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

www.microspectra.com

sales@microspectra.com
+1-310-573-8180

CRAIC Technologies Website: A Resource for UV-Visible-NIR and Raman Microspectroscopy

The inclusion of extensive scientific and technical materials relating to UV-visible-NIR and Raman imaging and spectroscopy of microscopic features makes CRAIC Technology’s website a unique resource for many fields.

San Dimas, CA (August 10, 2016)-- CRAIC Technologies, the world’s leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR and Raman microspectroscopy solutions, is pleased to announce it's new website at www.microspectra.com. The site includes a substantial amount of detailed product information, technical information on both microscopy and microspectroscopy in the Technical Support section and much more. The new website also provides many features such as customer forums, grant assistance and enhanced search capabilities.

“CRAIC Technologies possesses many years of experience in UV-visible-NIR and Raman microscopy, spectroscopy and micro-scale analysis.   We also have extensive experience in many of the fields that utilize our instruments” states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “As a service oriented company, we are happy to share our knowledge with others. We intend to have our website serve as a resource in the fields of both microscopy and spectroscopy.”

The CRAIC Technologies website www.microspectra.com now contains extensive amounts of technical and scientific information that is available to visitors under the support section. This includes information on the science behind microscopy, spectroscopy and microspectroscopy as well as commonly used formulas.   Additionally, visitors may register for access to CRAIC Technologies extensive publications archive and customer fomicromicrosrums. Detailed service and technical support information are also available to registered CRAIC Technologies customers.

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions. CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise. CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com
+1-310-573-8180

Circular Polarization Spectroscopy of Microscopic Samples

CRAIC Technologies announces the addition of circular polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers.

San Dimas, CA (March 12, 2015)– CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to announce the addition of circular polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC microspectrophotometers.  This unique feature is offered as packages that allow the user to measure the circular polarization spectra in either transmission or reflectance modes.  T he ability to measure circular polarization microspectra™ represents a powerful new tool for both materials science and biological research. 

 “The circular polarization package adds a powerful and unique feature set to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers.  Now our customers are able to measure the circular polarization spectra of samples with either transmission or incident illumination” says Dr. Paul Martin, president of CRAIC Technologies.  “Our engineers worked with our customers to create a flexible package that allows one to measure the circular polarization spectra of micron scale sample areas.  This allows for maximum versatility in experimental microspectroscopy.” 

CRAIC Technology’s circular polarization package consists of optics and hardware designed to be added to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers.  As such, it can used to measure the circular polarization spectra in both transmission and incident illumination modes.  This unique capability is being offered with all CRAIC microspectrophotometers.  Simple to use, the package offers a new and powerful capability for CRAIC microspectrophotometers customers.

For more information on the UV-visible-NIR polarization package and CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers, visit www.microspectra.com.

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com

+1-310-573-8180