The IM-52 portable Raman microscope is capable of pinpointing precise locations along micro-channels, grain boundaries and surface nanostructures.  The 3-megapixel camera creates crisp, high resolution images of surfaces, and the epi-illumination provides clear images of opaque and transparent samples.  The universal sampling interface enables the switching between surface interrogation and the analysis of powders and liquids in vials.

We have put real world problem solving into the design. The small footprint of the IM-52 encumbers very little bench top space and at 12 lbs can be easily moved to various locations in a laboratory, or fielded in various industrial at-line environments.  The IM52 can be easily transported and stored in a mobile or field laboratory which enables imaging and Raman identification of unknown substances such as fibers, powders, paint chips, tissues, proof of authenticity of works of art, analysis of counterfeit documents/notes, explosives, and narcotics, among others.  The interchangeable microscope objectives allow the IM-52 to adapt to the most demanding samples, from micron sized features to large macroscopic samples.

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Unrivaled Flexibiity

Many Raman microscopes do not provide the sampling flexibility of analyzing liquids, emulsions or powders. The epi-illumiation of the IM-52 can be easily bypassed with our vial/cuvette holder.  Various vial and cuvette sizes can be used in the sample holder for analysis of liquids and powders.

With precise spatial resolution and easy to use software you can unlock the power of Raman microscopy.  For example, the combination of micro-Raman with micro-channel separations permits chemical analysis of locations along the channels and at channel intersections.  The IM-52 is also ideal for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis. The high resolution imaging allows you to inspect surface nanostructures prior to performing Raman analysis at precise locations.  With the push of a switch you can go from analyzing solid SERS substrates to colloidal solutions. Snowy Range Instruments’ Sierra IM-52 is the Peak of Spectroscopy.

Product Specifications



Laser* 532 nm 785 nm
Power 50 mW 100 mW
Detector 2048 pixel TE Cooled to -10°C
Spectral Resolution 7 cm-1 *4 cm-1, 8 cm-1
Spectral Range 200 – 3200 cm-1 *200–2000 cm-1, 200–3200 cm-1
System Controller 64 Bit 64 bit
Footprint (WxLxH) 7” x 16” x 12“ 4” x 14” x 11”
System weight 20 lbs 12 lbs

*HR-high resolution 785 nm only