Anaheim, Calif. — A recently introduced iXR Raman spectrometer from a Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. division can link to other analytical tools in real time.
The multi-modal vibration spectrometer is "fully customizable," said Nathan Crawford in an interview at Antec 2017 in Anaheim. Crawford is a rheology applications engineer in materials characterization with the firm's molecular spectroscopy division.
Manufacturing occurs in Madison, Wis.
More than five customers tested the spectrometer during 2016's third quarter.
The division introduced the spectrometer — identified as the first made specifically for hyphenated techniques — at the Pittcon 2017 laboratory science expo in March in Chicago. Crawford said the price is about $60,000.
The division said the iXR model performs comparably to laboratory-research-grade spectrometers.