Automated Particle Analysis with Raman Spectroscopy

A new software module for automated particle analysis with Raman spectroscopy from Renishaw. The process is automated, making it easy to sort, filter and identify particles of interest in a variety of fields, including microplastics, forensics, pharmaceuticals, 2D materials and more.

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Renishaw Particle Analysis

Automated Particle Analysis

The new Particle Analysis software module automatically identifies multiple particles and chemically analyses them using Raman spectroscopy. The process is fast and automated, using the Renishaw inVia confocal Raman microscope.

Raman spectroscopy is being used increasingly for contamination detection, forensics, pharmaceutical products and microplastic analysis. Our new module enables the full investigation and reporting of morphological and chemical properties of particles. This will enable a deeper understanding of the particles, their properties and origins.
David Reece, Renishaw Spectroscopy

How it Works

Using inVia’s high quality microscope, an optical image is taken of the particles on a surface. This image is used to automatically pinpoint multiple particles for Raman spectroscopy measurements. A report is produced, providing you with chemically specific data with high spatial resolution.

Chemical Information and Morphology

Results are reported automatically in an easy-to-navigate format. Chemical information is provided for each particle, along with morphology statistics. This enables you to easily spot correlations between particle size, shape and chemistry.

Target Particles of Interest

Raman imaging can yield a large number of particles that can be time-consuming to process. You can save time by using Particle Analysis to contrast, size and separate individual particles in your image. Using the automatically generated list, it’s easy to choose particles for further, in-depth chemical analysis. The list can be sorted and filtered, making it easier to handle large numbers of particles.

  • Sort and filter particles by morphology.
  • Access individual particle information quickly.
  • Detailed colour thumbnail for each particle.
Chemical information and morphology is reported for each particle.


This procedure is useful in a wide variety of applications:

  • Filtered environmental particles eg microplastics
  • Deposited pharmaceutical sprays and inhalers
  • Forensic trace materials
  • Graphene and 2D materials
  • Biological applications eg cytology

Combine with other Microscopy Techniques

The new module can be used alongside Renishaw’s Correlate software module, which combines Raman with other techniques. This means you can use images from other microscopy systems (including SEM, AFM, fluorescence, IR, optical microscopy and more) to guide the Raman analysis.


The Particle Analysis software is an optional module for Renishaw’s WiRE 5.4 software, which works with the Renishaw inVia confocal Raman microscope.

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Renishaw InVia confocal Raman microscope

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