Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy
MIRA XTR DS Handheld Raman Spectrometer
Nov 08 2022
Metrohm launches military-grade system for fast identification of unknowns in the field
Toxic chemicals hit upon during Sensitive Site Explorations (SSEs), Improvised Explosive devices (IEDs) or powerful synthetic opioids (e.g., fentanyl) can be lethal treats to the lives of first responders and military personnel. Such threats can be reduced with MIRA XTR DS, the latest handheld Raman identification system from Metrohm. MIRA XTR DS can identify more than 20.000 of unknowns in the field and is the most compact handheld Raman system on the market with the capability to deal with substances emitting fluorescence.
A powerful laboratory in the palm of your hand
The standard solution to deal with samples emitting fluorescence is a 1064 nm laser, which is used by most manufacturers of handheld Raman identification systems. MIRA XTR DS, on the other hand, combines the smaller size, higher resolution and lower power consumption of a 785 nm laser with patented algorithms to eXTRact a Raman signal even from fluorescent samples. The benefits are considerable:
- Low power 785 nm laser allows interrogation of sensitive samples without the risk of igniting/destroying them
- Low power 785 nm laser allows for a compact, pocket-sized design enabling true single-handed operation
- Lower power consumption than 1064 devices means longer battery life for extended field use
A forensic chemist to consult – anytime and anywhere
Fully automated, guided workflows make MIRA XTR DS easy to use from sampling unknowns to clear, colour coded results. MIRA XTR DS can be interfaced with the HazMaster G3 App to instantly provide actionable intelligence. First responders can calculate likely mixture outcomes on site giving them meaningful results and important chemical information about drugs, explosives, and chemical warfare agents. With this information, they can take immediate action to protect themselves, their team, and everyone else.
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