RISE Imaging

Rise - Correlative Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron Microscopy

World's First fully-integrated Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron Microscopes.

RISE Microscopy is a novel correlative microscopy technique that combines SEM and confocal Raman Imaging. Through RISE Microscopy ultra-structural surface properties can be linked to molecular compound information.

The RISE Microscope combines all features of a stand-alone SEM and the confocal Raman imaging microscope alpha300 within one instrument:

  • Quick and convenient switching between Raman and SEM measurement 
  • Automated sample transfer from one measuring position to the other
  • Integrated software interface for user-friendly measurement control
  • Correlation of the measurement results and image overlay
  • No compromise in SEM and Raman imaging capabilities.

The RISE Technique

For RISE microscopy samples are automatically transferred from one measuring position to the other within the vacuum chamber of the SEM, streamlining the workflow and drastically improving the instrument's ease of use.

RISE Key Features

Scanning Electron Microscopy 
Confocal Raman Microscopy

  • Confocal Raman Imaging with unprecedented performance in speed, sensitivity, and resolution
  • Hyperspectral image generation with the information of a complete Raman spectrum at every image pixel
  • Excellent diffraction limited lateral resolution of 200 - 300nm
  • Outstanding depth resolution ideally suited for 3D image generation and depth profiles
  • Ultrahigh-throughput lens-based spectroscopic system for highest sensitivity and best performance in spectral resolution
  • Ultra-fast Raman imaging option with only 0.76ms integration time per spectrum
  • Non-destructive imaging technique: no staining of fixation of the sample required