New Castle, Delaware, March 19, 2019 – Today TA Instruments introduced the new Rheo-Raman Accessory for their Discovery Hybrid Rheometer (DHR) product line. This accessory combines a Raman spectrometer with the DHR to enable simultaneous collection of rheology and Raman spectroscopy data. This combination allows for direct correlation between flow characteristics and the unique spectroscopic fingerprints of each material including information about its chemical and morphological structure.
Rheology is used to characterize material flow properties such as viscosity and viscoelastic parameters that are important predictors of processing behavior, product performance, and consumer perception. Raman spectroscopy is a light-based molecular spectroscopy technique that reveals chemical bonds and molecular structure. The in-situ combination of these important techniques will enable scientists to develop a deeper understanding of how chemical structure drives material properties, and how macroscopic deformations can have implications at the molecular level. This will drive deeper understanding and better product development in markets including plastics, electronics, foodstuffs, and personal care products.
The DHR Rheo-Raman Accessory integrates with an iXRTM Raman Spectrometer from Thermo Fisher ScientificTM to provide a turnkey system for spectroscopic investigation of materials. Class 1 laser certification assures safe operation under all conditions of normal operation and makes these measurements accessible to a wide number of laboratories.
Commenting on the development, Russell Ulbrich, VP of Product Management said, “Our customers find great utility from in situ measurements such as optical microscopy, light scattering, and dielectric measurements that complement their rheological characterization and fuel new discoveries and better products. We are pleased to offer another tool to drive deeper insights and more effective problem solving.”
TA Instruments, a subsidiary of Waters Corporation, is the leading manufacturer of analytical instruments for thermal analysis, rheology and microcalorimetry. The company is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware, USA, and has direct operations in 24 countries.
Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), the world’s leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.Rheo-Raman Accessory Page