October 28, 2013

Rigaku Raman Technologies has announced the addition of two compact and easy-to-use fibre optic probe accessories for its Xantus-2 785 µm and 532 µm portable Raman analysers. Designed for pharmaceutical, research, analytical and industrial applications, the new Raman Probe II and Economy Probe will enable customers to significantly improve routine laboratory Raman spectroscopy and support true in situ analysis of an even broader range of materials.

“As our customers look to improve analysis capabilities and explore new applications with Raman spectroscopy, we will continue to enhance our products to provide valuable solutions to fit their needs,” said Bree Allen, General Manager at Rigaku Raman. “The addition of these two lightweight and easy-to-use probe accessories enables customers to broaden their use of lab-based Raman spectroscopy and truly improve workflow efficiency.”

Using the new probes, Xantus-2 customers will be able to perform analysis on a variety of materials, including dark or turbid solutions, and fulfill applications, such as immersion analysis, that standard spectroscopic platforms cannot achieve. In addition, both probe options are lightweight and small enough to fit inside typical laboratory-scale vessels, enabling customers to easily transport them to any location and share among multiple departments. The new Raman Probe II and Economy Probe are being manufactured for Rigaku Raman by InPhotonics, a leading developer of fibre optic sampling probes and accessories for Raman spectroscopy.

Rigaku Raman’s Xantus-2 is reportedly the world’s first dual wavelength Raman analyser, designed to provide customers with application specific solutions for quality data analysis. It is equipped with options of 785 and 1064 µm or 532 and 1064 µm lasers stabilised for Raman spectroscopy, providing a combination of high sensitivity and minimised fluorescence.

Xantus-2 utilises integrated software combining open architecture with customisable, user-defined settings for optimised sampling parameters that result in comprehensive and actionable data analysis. Equipped with sampling accessories for solids, liquids and powders, the Xantus-2 can perform analysis directly through sample containers without altering or destroying the sample. Users are able to perform rapid quantitative and qualitative analysis and monitor reactions like oxidation and reduction directly through clear/amber-coloured glass vessels.

Rigaku Raman Technologies, Inc., +1 408 705 6560, sales@rigakuraman.com,


October 28, 2013

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