Confocal Raman Microspectroscopy

The Renishaw inVia Qontor confocal Raman microscope is capable of spectroscopy, mapping and live focus/topography tracking

The new inVia Qontor is Renishaw's most advanced Raman microscope. With the addition of Renishaw's latest innovation, LiveTrack™ focus tracking technology, the inVia Qontor enables users to analyse samples with uneven, curved or rough surfaces. Optimum focus is maintained in real time during data collection and white light video viewing.


  • Three laser wavelengths: 532nm, 633nm, 785nm
  • 50cm-1 filter cutoffs for 633/785nm, 100cm-1 for 532nm
  • 1200/1800/2400 l/mm gratings available
  • ×5, ×20, ×50 (long working distance), ×100 objectives (no immersion objectives)
  • StreamHR and StreamLine mapping
  • LiveTrack
  • Class 1 laser enclosure
  • Multiple sample handling and stage options:
    • Standard glass slides
    • Clips and masks for films, fibres and flat samples
    • Well plate mapping for up to 96 well plates
    • Heating and cooling from -120°C to +200°C (maintaining Class 1), -196°C to +600°C (Class 3)


The inVia Raman microscope can be operated by researchers or on a fee for service basis by MCFP platform staff. Trained users can book through the MCFP's iLab booking system. Please contact Anders Barlow to arrange access or training.

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Sample Preparation

Many samples can be analysed as they are with care needing to be taken for cleanliness of the instrument and ensuring no contamination of the objectives. For any analysis of loose particles/fibres or for analysis of liquid suspensions and well plates the ×50 LWD objective must be used.

Additional Resources

Renishaw inVia Qontor