CRAIC Technologies Instrument Applications

Currency Fluorescence
UV Microscopy of a Contaminated Disk Drive Slider

 

Introduction

CRAIC Technologies™ manufactures scientific instruments ranging from its premier UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometer to UV, visible, NIR and SWIR microscopes to a robust Raman microspectrometer, as well as a host of accessories. These instruments are used for many diverse fields of research and industry. We have designed our systems to be flexible so we can combine different packages to give you the perfect solution and cutting-edge results.
Below is a small sample of applications that currently utilize our microspectrophotometer, microscopes and Raman microspectrometer. Instruments can be configured based upon the types of analysis you need to perform. Because of their inherent flexibility, the possibilities are endless when using a CRAIC UV-Visible-NIR microspectrophotometer, microscope, and Raman microspectrometer.

UV-Vis-NIR Microspectrophotometer

The microspectrophotometer is designed to measure the absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence and emission spectra of microscopic samples in the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared.

Materials Science, Chemistry & Physics
Surface Plasmon Resonance
Forensics
Forensic
Semiconductors, Hard Disks & Devices
Film Thickness
Displays
Organic Light Emitting Diode
Pharmaceutical & Biology
Protein crystal
Geology
Vitrinite
Art
Art conservation
And more...
 

Microphotometer

 CRAIC Technologies microscope photometer systems operate in the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared.  The microscope photometer measure the intensity of light from a microscopic sample.  This light may either be reflected from the sample, transmitted through the sample or emitted from the sample by such processes as electroluminescence or fluorescence.

Biological
Industrial
  • LED and OLED Quality Control
  • Materials research
  • Electroluminescence metrology
Geology
And more...
  • Thickness measurements by optical density
  • Chemiluminescence

UV Microscope

The UV microscope is designed to image microscopic sample features by absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence and emission in the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared. While the usable spectral range of this microscope covers the UV, visible and near infrared regions, their optics and light sources are optimized so that they are more effective in the UV region. As such, there are many uses for UV microscopes as they can non-destructively image microscopic samples in regions other than the visible.

Pharmaceutical & Biology
Protein crystal
Semiconductor & Displays
Film thickness
Geology
Vitrinite
Art
  • Clearcoat imaging on paintings
  • Dye identification on textiles
Art conservation
And more...
 

NIR Microscope

  The NIR microscope, also call a SWIR microscope, is designed to image microscopic sample features by absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence and emission in the visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions.  The NIR microscope is designed to image in regions beyond the visible range. While the usable spectral range of this microscope covers the ultraviolet, visible and NIR regions, their optics and light sources are optimized so that they are more effective in the NIR region. As such, there are many uses for NIR microscopes as they can non-destructively image microscopic samples in regions other than the visible.

Pharmaceutical & Biology

  • NIR fluorescence of biological samples
  • Pharmaceutical quality control
  • Active ingredient dispersal imaging
  • Contaminant analysis
  • Cellular Imaging
  • Moisture Detection by Microscopy
active pharmaceutical ingredients API
Semiconductor & Displays
  • Locating defects within bonded silicon wafer devices
  • Quality control of diode lasers
  • Materials research
  • Carbon nanotube imaging
  • Microfluidic Device Development
  • Polymer microimaging
bonded silicon
Geology
kerogen
Art & Forensics
  • Imaging reused canvases
  • Security Imaging
art conservation
And more...
 

Raman Microspectrometer

The Raman microspectrometer is designed to measure the Raman spectrum of microscopic samples with a number of different exciting wavelengths. 

Raman spectroscopy is used to identify different molecules and even functional groups within larger molecules. The bonds formed between atoms have specific vibrational frequencies that correspond to the atom's masses and the strength of the bond between them. Complex molecules therefore exhibit many peaks and can be readily identified by the pattern or "fingerprint" created by those peaks. As such, there are many uses for micro Raman spectrometers as they can non-destructively identify microscopic samples or microscopic areas of larger samples.

Pharmaceutical

  • Drug Discovery
  • Production Quality Control
  • Contaminant analysis
  • Microfluidic device development
Raman pharmaceutical

Semiconductor

Raman semiconductor

Forensics

drugs of abuse

Geology

  • Gemstone identification
  • Petroleum analysis
Gemstone

Art

  • Pigment identification on paintings
  • Dye identification on textiles
Raman art

And more...

  • Development of pigments
  • Development of dyes
  • Polymer quality control
Raman polymers

Applications Papers

As there are some many ways to use CRAIC instruments, we have an extensive library of applications papers that show how CRAIC microspectrometer products and CRAIC UV-visible-NIR microscopes are used. CRAIC instruments have been used in many fields of science and industry and the range keeps expanding.

Not sure which system is your best solution? Call a CRAIC sales representative at +001-310-573-8180 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and someone will be happy to talk to you about your requirements. We can also help you with techniques and approaches to applications. See how CRAIC can bring your experiments to light.