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Governmental Research

Our lab equipment is at work in government laboratories including the National Research Council, Agriculture Canada, the Department of National Defence, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Health Canada and Natural Resources Canada. Applications include Raman Microscopy of Carbon Nanotubes, particle characterization in dairy research and thermal analysis of explosives.

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    • Protein aggregation in syringes
    • Quick measurement in any vial
    • Crystallization control in glass reactor
    • Within your microfluidic channel
    • Coupled within a capillary
    • Coupled with a SAXS or with a SANS!
    • Microwave assisted synthesis reactor
    • Control a Magnetic hyperthermia experiment
    • Control a Super Critical CO2 experiment
    • Easy alignment with 2nd beam pointing
    • Save a precious time and avoid manipulating your sample

    • Form deviation from 3D CAD models
    • Calibration of surface texture measuring instruments
    • Sub-micron height repeatability over entire extended area
    • One shot height measurement up to 40 mm without Z scanning
    • Bi-telecentric lenses with very low field distortion providing accurate metrology


    • Flexible. Powerful.
    • 3D auto function
    • Live image options
    • Designed to be
    • simple and easy to use
    • It is time to play. . .
    • uses premium CF60-2 Nikon objectives
    • Obtain a clear and well-structured report
    • Adaptable column – Flexible options are designed to avoid restrictions between samples with differing heights.


    • Integrable metrology solutions
    • Robust, rugged and reliable
    • Versatile or fast
    • Maximum measurement versatility
    • Unprecedented high speed
    • Compact, light and orientation agnostic


    • Complete accessibility
    • Cover a wide range of scales
    • Maximum versatility
    • A complete 3D measurement
    • Measure angles greater than 90º
    • Measurements without limitation
    • Accurate and reliable


    • Powerful Analysis Software
    • 3D exportable in multiple formats
    • Simple yet powerful, designed for you
    • Smart calculations tool for key parameters
    • The most perceptive visualization of your topographies
    • Customizable reports for more flexible results presentations


  • The DriveAFM, Nanosurf‘s new flagship instrument, utilizes the latest technology to deliver stable, high-end performance. It was designed to fulfill the needs of top notch research, today and in the future.

    • CleanDrive: stable excitation in air and liquid
    • Ultra low noise: below 15 fm/√Hz
    • Direct drive: high-resolution imaging and large scan area
    • Fully motorized system: full control via software


    • simplifies operation of the instrument.
    • requires less human input.
    • reduces potential sources of error.
    • enhances reproducibility.
    • allows for completely remote-controlled use in enclosed environments (i.e. in a glove box).



    • Minimum substrate size: 3 mm x 3 mm
    • Maximum exposure area: 6” x 6” (optional 8”x 8”)
    • Minimum structure size down to 0.6 μm
    • Maximum write speed: 1400 mm2/min at 1 μm feature size
    • Real-time autofocus
    • Overview camera for fast alignment and inspection
    • Front- and backside alignment
    • Temperature-controlled environmental chamber
    • Exposure wavelengths: 405 nm and / or 375 nm
    • Draw Mode for CAD-less exposure
    • Standard Grayscale Exposure Mode
    • High-Aspect Ratio Mode
    • Easy-to-use operating software


    • 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 lateral resolution
    • Outstanding depth resolution ideally suited for 3D image generation and depth profiles
    • Ultra-fast Raman imaging option with under one millisecond integration time per spectrum
    • Ultra-high throughput spectroscopic system for highest sensitivity and best performance in spectral resolution
    • Non-destructive imaging technique: no staining of fixation of the sample required


  • For the user with challenging experimental requirements, the alpha300 RS facilitates confocal Raman imaging in combination with Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy for optical imaging with resolution beyond the diffraction limit.

    • An inverted beam path allows liquid samples to be placed on the fixed plane of the stage for quick and repeatable measurements.
    • The motorized sample stage also facilitates the mounting of environmental enclosures and other accessories.
    • Bulky samples that would be challenging to investigate underneath a conventional microscope objective turret can be accommodated by placing them on the stage of the alpha300 Ri.
    • Compatible with other microscopy techniques including: fluorescence, differential interference contrast (DIC) and phase-contrast
    • Features all the unique and established imaging and spectroscopy capabilities of the WITec alpha300 R series.
    • Non-destructive imaging technique: no staining of fixation of the sample required


    • access to high-performance Raman spectroscopy and spectral Raman mapping
    • access to high-quality and ultra-precise optical microscopy components
    • access to exceptional spectral quality provided by the WITec UHTS spectrometer series
    • access to class-leading capability within challenging budget environments
    • access to the WITec Raman and imaging know-how
    • access to the future of Raman spectroscopy through upgradeability


    • Spatial resolution beyond the diffraction limit (ca. 60 nm laterally)
    • Unique patented SNOM sensor technique
    • Ease-of-use in air and liquids
    • Various Atomic Force Microscopy modes included
    • Non-destructive imaging technique with minimal, if any, sample preparation
    • Upgradeable with confocal Raman imaging in one microscope



    • Research grade optical microscope with 6 x objective turret
    • Video system: color video camera
    • LED white-light source for Köhler illumination of tip and sample
    • Manual sample or motorized positioning in x- and y-direction
    • Microscope base with active vibration isolation system
    • Various piezo-driven scan stages, fully capacitive feedback-controlled


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About Spectra Research

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

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