Custom Raman microscopy for microparticle analysis: find, classify and identify

Date: This event took place on June 4, 2019

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Microparticle analysis is increasingly important in fields ranging from environmental science to pharmaceutical research. Employing Raman microscopy to investigate particulate samples non-destructively holds great promise in accelerating workflow, refining precision and amplifying analytical power. This webcast will describe how Raman microscopy can be used for microparticle analysis, including a short review of the theory and technology underlying the technique. The session will begin with a brief introduction to the principles of Raman microscopy and its associated applications. The use of Raman microscopy for particle analysis will then be described, with a focus on the automated finding, classifying and identifying of different particles. An example of an important, real-world application of the technology will conclude the session when Natalia P. Ivleva from the Technical University of Munich will present the work of her group on the analysis of microplastic particles in different environmental samples, including aquatic organisms.

During this webcast, the speakers will address:

  • What Raman microscopy is, along with an introduction to its operational principles and hardware considerations.
  • How large numbers of particles in a sample can be quickly found, classified and identified using automated routines.
  • How the technique can be useful for microparticle analysis, with an investigation of microplastic pollution shown as an example.

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  • Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH

    Dr. David Steinmetz, WITec GmbH

    Dr. Steinmetz obtained a Physics PhD from the Quantum Optics group of Prof. Dr. Christoph Becher at the University of Saarland in Saarbruecken, Germany. His work there was on single-photon sources based on single defect centers in solids. He joined WITec in 2011 and has been Director of Applications & Support since 2017.

  • Dr. Miriam Böhmler, WITec GmbH

    Dr. Miriam Böhmler, WITec GmbH

    Dr. Böhmler was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany after working on tip-enhanced near-field optical microscopy on quasi 1D semiconductors carbon nanotubes and CdSe nanowires in the group of Prof. Achim Hartschuh. She joined WITec as a Senior Applications Scientist in 2017.

  • Dr. Natalia P. Ivleva, Technical University of Munich

    Dr. Natalia P. Ivleva, Technical University of Munich

    Dr. Ivleva received her PhD from the Polymer Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Physics, RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia, focused on the synthesis and reactivity of metal-containing monomers. She is now Head of Raman and SEM Group at the Institute of Hydrochemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany.

  • Dr. Jayshan Carpen, Springer Nature

    Moderator: Dr. Jayshan Carpen, Springer Nature

    Jayshan is a Senior Publishing Manager for Springer Nature and oversees the custom multimedia unit. Previously he ran science events at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He received his PhD from the University of Surrey, UK in Neurogenetics. His doctoral thesis focused on identifying polymorphisms associated with diurnal preference and circadian sleep disorders.