Spectral Microscopy

Learn about spectrophotometry and how spectral microscopy measures UV-visible-NIR

Spectral Microscope

Spectral Microscopy data

Emission Spectra Measured with a Spectral Microscope

Spectral Microscopy is used to measure the spectra of microscopic samples.

Spectral Microscopy uses an instrument designed to measure UV-visible-NIR and Raman spectra of microscopic samples or microscopic areas of larger objects.  There are two basic types: the fully integrated microspectrophotometer (as shown) that has been built and optimized for microspectrophotometry.  There is also the spectrophotometer designed to attach to an open photoport of an optical microscope.   Each has its strengths and depending upon the configuration, both are capable of measuring the spectra of microscopic samples by transmission, absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence, emission, Raman and polarization spectrophotometry.   With special software, both are capable of thin film thickness measurements and micro-colorimetry as well.

A CRAIC Technologies™ spectral microscope is a purpose-built system that allows UV-visible-NIR range micro spectrophotometry both non-destructively and with no sample contact.  Capable of analyzing even sub-micron areas, they are also capable of high resolution digital imaging.  Designed for ease-of-use, they are durable instruments designed for spectral microscopy.

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What is a spectral microscope?

Science of spectral microscopy

Spectral Microscope Design

Uses of the Spectral Microscope

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20/30 PV™ Microspectrophotometer

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