Portable Raman spectrometer with docking station

Type of infrastructure:

Portable Raman spectrometer with docking station.

Technical description/model and performance:

The Bruker BRAVO portable Raman spectrometer features a class 1 NIR diode laser, operating at 6 different lines with a patented
fluorescence mitigation (SSE). It can be used connected to a computer or on its own. It is lightweight (2.5 kg) and portable, with a convenient touch screen. Data and reports can be transferred wirelessly or up-/downloaded via the docking station. Battery life is ca. 4 hours, but there is an additional battery and a charger.
Measuring tips are changeable for point-shoot mode and vials.

Portable Raman spectrometer with docking station.

Photo: Andras Gorzsas

Field of application:

The instrument is used for the chemical compositional analysis of a wide range of bulk samples, from solids to liquids or even gases. It is portable and thus can be taken to samples that require special handling and/or cannot leave their location (fume hoods, sterile environments, laboratories for genetically modified organisms). It uses a class 1 laser, and thus can be used without special eyewear. It is fast (typical measurements take 1-5 m

inutes) and sensitive. Due to built-in fluorescence mitigation (SSE) and low laser power, even dark, fluorescing and weak scattering samples can be analysed.

Basic Mode of Operation:

The instrument is extremely easy to operate, essentially "point and shoot": place the sample (either natively or in a transparent container, such as a glass vial) in front of the instrument at the beam exit. Specify file name and recording conditions (such as spectral range, time of exposure), and collect a spectrum. White light can disturb the results and thus it is advantageous to block white light entering the beam path (either by forming a good contact between the beam exit and the sample, or covering the sample or measuring in dark).

Location:

The instrument is placed in the Chemistry building, 1st floor (basement), KB.C1 (B1.09.01).

Access to the Instrumentation:

The instrument can be operated by anyone with a valid license. Courses for acquiring such a license are held regularly (twice a year), see: http://www.kbc.umu.se/english/visp/visp-courses/
Booking of the instruments can be done online with a valid license at the following link:
http://www.kbc.umu.se/english/visp/booking/

Other Information:

The instrument is portable and thus can be taken from the laboratory.

Name:

Andras Gorzsas.

E-mail:

andras.gorzsas@umu.se

Ulf Sandqvist
2/19/2019