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From graphene to bioscience, geology to pharmaceuticals, accelerate progress across your organization with the easy-to-use, low-maintenance DXRxi Raman imaging microscope.

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Reveal the unanticipated with the DXRxi Raman imaging microscope




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The Thermo Scientific™ DXR™xi Raman imaging microscope enables users across many disciplines to quickly create information-rich chemical images without Raman expertise or a deep learning curve. It features a microscopy-first design that uses image-centric operation and built in spectroscopic profiling.

  •  Save time with walk-up-and-run operation regardless of user skill level. Finally, high performance chemical imaging accessible to all
  • Optimize imaging parameters in real-time on-screen to visualize your data faster
  • Maximize sample throughput with intuitive workflow for demanding applications
  • Ensure accurate measurements
    • autoalignment and calibration – no tools required
    • automatic background compensation
  • Adaptable configuration by any user within seconds
    • change the pre-aligned laser, filter and gratings without any tools; expand your ability to take on most any sample
  • Accelerate progress across your organization with the expertise already built into the instrument
    • deep knowledge isn't required to set up the instrument, collect data or analyze results
    • share the instrument with multiple departments, getting more done with a single instrument
    • automatic feature recognition and powerful component identification simplify your analysis time


Characterization of Battery Materials: Test cases for the enegery storage of tomorrow

Thursday, April 23, 2015
11 a.m. EDT /15:00 GMT/UTC
30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for Q & A
Presenter: Johannes Hinckeldeyn, PhD,  Chief Operating Officer, EL-CELL 

The rising demand of energy and the technological transformation of our energy systems require new and better battery materials. The success of the electric vehicle and the introduction of alternative energy sources are highly dependent on new batteries with higher energy density and longer life-time. Lithium-ion batteries are the actual state of technology, with a lot of potential for improvement and research beyond the lithium-ion technology, such as magnesium and sodium. The key for development is in new materials and the improvement of existing materials for better anodes, cathodes, separators and electrolytes. However, before using these new materials in commercial batteries, it is necessary to characterize and test them in a laboratory environment. 

This webinar introduces the basics of characterizing battery materials and the special equipment required to run these tests. We will specifically cover:

  • Basics of testing battery materials:
    • 2 vs. 3 electrode measurements
    • Optical in situ measurements
  • Exemplary case studies:
    • PAT-Series test cells
    • An in situ test cell for Raman spectroscopy


Carbon nanomaterials have a niche in materials science due to their exceptional electronic, thermal, mechanical, optical and magnetic properties, creating potential applications in a wide range of fields. Raman spectroscopy is an integral part of carbon nanomaterial research because it plays a vital role in the characterization of these materials.

Application Note: Uncovering the Secrets Governing the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene with Rapid Raman Imaging
One major challenge currently facing the graphene industry is the difficulty in controlling the quality of graphene sheets when produced over large areas using industrial scale techniques. The key to solving this challenge lies in gaining a thorough understanding of the synthetic methods used to fabricate macro-sized single-layer graphene films.

Application Note: Graphene Protective Coating Capabilities Investigated by Rapid Raman Chemical Imaging
Graphene has demonstrated exceptional barrier properties, being impenetrable to even helium. Coupled with the fact that the material is also optically transparent, this behavior has attracted intense interest in the material science area towards using graphene as a barrier layer in a variety of applications. This application note presents preliminary work investigating the protective capabilities of graphene employing the use of rapid Raman imaging.