WITec’s True Surface Microscopy has been selected as a winner of the 2011 R&D 100 Award.
ULM, Germany - WITec’s True Surface Microscopy has been selected as a winner of the 2011 R&D 100 Award. The award recognizes the WITec innovation as one of the 100 most technologically significant developments of the year. The internationally recognized award was established in 1963 and is selected by an independent panel of judges as well as the editors of R&D Magazine. It is presented every year to outstanding innovations in industrial research and development. In 2008, WITec received the R&D 100 Award for the automated confocal Raman and Atomic Force Microscope platform alpha500.
True Surface Microscopy allows confocal Raman imaging guided by surface topography. The topographic coordinates measured from an integrated profilometer are used to perfectly follow the sample surface in confocal Raman imaging mode. The result is an image revealing optical or chemical properties at the surface of the sample, even if this surface is very rough or heavily inclined. In March 2011, True Surface Microscopy received the PITTCON 2011 Editors Gold Award.
WITec is a manufacturer of high-performance optical and scanning probe microscopy systems. The company is based in Ulm, Germany, with regional headquarters in Maryville, TN, and Singapore.