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Renishaw inVia AFM Raman
Renishaw Raman

Extend your nanoscale studies by combining Raman microscopy with AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy).  The Renishaw inVia integrates perfectly with Bruker AFM for a wealth of nanoscale information to take your material characterisation to a new level – from mechanical to electrical properties to chemical ID or structural information.

Combining these technologies gives you nanometre-scale chemical resolution, and reveals a range of complementary information.

As partners of both Renishaw and Bruker in the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark), Blue Scientific offer the complete, combined system, along with any accessories you need.


Access more data

New insights that may otherwise remain hidden.

Perfectly aligned

Simultaneous mesurements of exactly the same point.

Independently or together

Both Raman and AFM can be used together or separately.

No need to transfer your sample

Save time and achieve better results.


  • Access unique information about your sample that may otherwise be hidden.
  • Save time by using both techniques with just a single instrument.
  • No need to transfer your sample.
  • Ensure that you are analysing exactly the same point with both Raman and AFM.

TERS: Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering

Depending on the AFM you choose, inVia-AFM systems can perform tip enhanced Raman scattering (TERS). This technique uses a sharp plasmonic tip to obtain chemical information at the nanometre scale. TERS mapping particularly complements Renishaw’s StreamLine™ and StreamHR™ technology, giving you the flexibility to study samples at different resolutions:

  • StreamLine™ – Fast, large area Raman mapping, with high spatial resolution, even for inhomogenous samples.
  • StreamHR™ – High resolution Raman mapping with oversampling, for maximum detail.

AFM and Raman measurements

Left: AFM measurement position
Right: Raman measurement position

Perfect Alignment

The Renishaw inVia integrates with the AFM via a specially designed flexible coupling arm. This uses mirrors to direct light, which is more efficient than fibre optic coupling. Acquire spectra faster, with higher signal-to-noise.

Using an inbuilt video with white light illumination, you can see both the probe tip and the Raman laser spot together, for perfect alignment every time. This is particularly important for TERS. Acquire Raman and AFM data simultaneously from precisely the same point on the sample, without having to move it. This guarantees that your data is consistent, even if your sample changes over time.

Combined or Independent

While the two technologies are combined in a single instrument, the Raman and AFM systems can also be operated independently by different users, even at the same time. There is no compromise to the performance of either; what you have is:

  • A Raman system
  • An SPM/AFM system
  • A combined Raman-SPM/AFM system


BlueScientific is also the official distributor for Bruker AFM. The Renishaw inVia integrates seamlessly with these atomic force microscopes:


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