The Thermo Scientific DXR™3 Raman microscope is designed to produce the results demanded by Raman experts with the ease required by busy analytical laboratories. SmartLock optical components and a patented auto alignment system make set-up easy, fast and precise. Automated calibration, focus and exposure ensure quality results with every measurement.


  • 3D Advanced Visualization Software for instant visual information New!

  • Particle Analysis for quickly identifying and analyzing microparticles New!

  • High performance confocal Raman microscopy in a robust, integrated design

  • Autoalignment and calibration ensures scientifically accurate measurements, without tools or manual procedures

  • Real-time preview, automated fluorescence correction, autoexposure, and cosmic ray rejection 

  • System status indicator shows the user at a glance that the system is optimized and ready to collect data

  • Three-path fine beam autoalignment maintains peak performance and sampling integrity

  • Laser power regulation ensures consistent sample excitation over the lifetime of the laser

  • Advanced spectrograph design with no moving parts simplifies use and make the detection system and calibration robust

  • Pre-aligned and lock-in-place components use automatic recognition and stored alignment, allowing any user to reconfigure an instrument in seconds

  • Lasers and other components can be interchanged and shared with every instrument in the DXR2 Raman family

  • Optional, automated polarized Raman capabilities provide structural information that complements chemical information

  • Add new wavelengths without tools or service engineer visit


Exceptional Performance:

  • Spatial resolution—demonstrated as good as 540 nm resolution on ideal sample

  • Confocal depth resolution—demonstrated as good as 1.7 μm on ideal sample

  • Full spectral range of 3500-50 cm-1 captured with a single exposure of the CCD avoids stitching artifacts. Extended spectral range to 6,000 cm-1 available for 532 nm laser

  • Supports multiple excitation lasers. 455 nm, 532 nm high brightness, 532 nm high power, 633 nm high brightness, 633 nm high power, and 780 nm

  • Automatic fluorescence correction available with all excitation lasers

  • Research-quality Olympus viewing optics

  • Automatic intensity correction generates spectra that are comparable between instruments and different excitation lasers

  • Multidimensional wavelength calibration provides accurate wavelength calibration across entire spectral range

  • Proprietary Triplet spectrograph provides exceptional peak shape and maintains focus at all wavelengths

  • Software controlled switching between confocal and high-energy collection modes

  • Proprietary algorithm for automated cosmic ray rejection and high-quality laser line filters ensure artifact-free spectra

  • Lasers depolarized to avoid confusing sample orientation effects

  • Laser Power Regulator provides active monitoring of laser power and ensures reproducible laser excitation power over the lifetime of lasers and even after replacing lasers

  • Optimized gratings for each excitation laser avoid performance sacrifices of systems that share gratings for multiple excitation lasers

  • Proprietary auto alignment ensures system can be maintained in like-new condition

  • Proprietary Smart-backgrounds automatically remove CCD dark energy profile


Recommended for:

  • Forensics – trace evidence and illicit drug identification

  • Pharmaceutical – polymorphs, particulate contaminants, and diffusion studies

  • Art Restoration/Conservation – identify and characterize pigments, resins, glazes, and inks

  • Archaeology – characterize horn, shell, bone, and ceramic artifacts

  • Solar – Silicon crystallinity; characterization of photovoltaic materials

  • Polymers – inclusions and gel defects, weathering effects, tie layers in laminates, and crystallinity

  • Failure analysis – characterizing particulates and small features on surfaces

  • Gemology – rapid ID of colored stones, distinguishing natural and synthetic diamonds, characterizing inclusions and adulterants

  • Nanotechnology – characterize graphene, CNTs, DLC coatings and other nanostructures

  • Academic research – useful in material science, biological studies, and many applied research fields

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