Thermo Scientific Nicolet iN10 Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) imaging microscope is located on the second floor of Aapistie 5’s Kieppi in the room 2128B. It can provide spectral information about chemical composition within samples. Our group is mostly interested in imaging biological tissues, but the device can be used to measure other materials as well. The device is equipped with motorized stage, which provides ease of use in finding desired areas of the sample and allows mapping of large areas. Measurement mode can be selected between transmission (transparent samples, e.g. thin tissue slices) and reflection (smooth surfaces, thin coatings, solids and powders).
Maximum sample size: Area of standard microscope slide glass, maximum height 20 mm.
Spatial resolution: 6.25 µm or 25 µm
Spectral resolution: 2 cm-1
Thermo Scientific DXR2xi Raman imaging microscope is located on the second floor of Aapistie 5’s Kieppi in the room 2128B.
Maximum sample size: 100 mm × 75 mm stage x and y dimensions, height ~40 mm
Spectral resolution and range:
Figure 1: Cartilage-bone interface, amide 1 peak map.