ParticleScout - Find, Classify and Identify Particles

  • The industry’s leading 3D Raman imaging system now features ParticleScout, one of the most advanced tools for particle analysis ever developed.

    ParticleScout can survey, classify, analyze, quantify and identify particles over even large sample areas. It enables measurements that proceed from a sample overview, to targeted investigations of particles in groups defined by the user, through a precise chemical characterization of individual particles. The results of the measurement are then presented in a report that provides a comprehensive description of the sample. ParticleScout leverages the speed, sensitivity and resolution of WITec’s Raman imaging microscopes to ensure quick and seamless particle analysis.

  • ParticleScout: The industry’s most powerful tool for particle analysis.
  • Enhanced sample survey and particle visualization capabilities: Bright Field/Dark Field, Image Stitching & Focus Stacking.
  • ParticleScout features the most flexible and useful sample survey capabilities available.


    • White-light Microscopy with Inherent Confocality: Bright field/dark Field, transmission/reflection.
    • Selectable Objectives: Sample survey and Raman measurements can take advantage of various objective types e. g. for an initial overview and subsequent high-resolution Raman analysis.
    • Image Stitching: Scans of many sample areas can be combined into one measurement for a large-area overview of widely-distributed particles.
    • Focus Stacking: This unique capability dramatically increases the depth of focus for sharp and defined particle imaging.
  • Advanced categorization tools facilitate the selection of relevant particles with unprecedented ease.

    User-defined classification of particles by shape and size offers access to wide-ranging properties.

    • Categorization can be carried out according to:  Area, Perimeter, Bounding Box, Max. Feret Diameter, Min. Feret Diameter, Aspect Ratio, Equivalent Diameter and many others.
    • Application of Boolean filters for precise grouping.
    • Automated mask creation for subsequent Raman analysis.


  • Wide-ranging particle properties can be selected through filters for subsequent Raman analysis.
  • Identification is quick and straightforward when your Raman microscope is equipped with ParticleScout.

  • ParticleScout makes full use of Raman imaging’s advantages in fast, label-free and nondestructive chemical characterization while accelerating the workflow for the researcher. In seamless combination with WITec’s TrueMatch database management software, the user can build a catalog of particles based on their constituent molecular components linked to physical attributes such as size or aspect ratio and produce a report that quantifies specific particles in a sample.

  • Comprehensive report algorithms make ParticleScout the perfect tool for finding correlations between the physical and chemical attributes of particles.

    User-selectable combinations of filters can highlight relevant groups of particles to show their quantities and prevalence relative to other groups. This degree of customization in report generation enhances the effect of targeted investigations. From large-area imaging to high-resolution spectroscopy, the technology underlying ParticleScout provides thorough and detailed insight to the researcher.

  • Examples of Reports.
  • Packed with our most advanced technology, ParticleScout will redefine your expectations for particle analysis tools and allow new approaches for your applications.

  • Environmental Science

    In studies of pollution and environmental analysis, ParticleScout is an invaluable tool that can accelerate the characterization of materials such as microplastics and industrial waste.

  • Food Technology

    ParticleScout is well suited to the analysis of water and ingredients used for food production. The measurement picture shows baking powder particles.

  • Pharmaceutics

    Drug delivery system advancement requires the characterization of powders and particulates in raw and final products. ParticleScout generates extensive reports for the research lab or the QA department.

  • Cosmetics

    Particle analysis studies are crucial in the development and certification of new cosmetic products. The measurement picture shows particles in a peeling cream, which were classified according to several parameters.

  • Industrial Applications

    Production processes and clean room maintenance, including dust particle and residue monitoring, can greatly benefit from ParticleScout analysis.

  • Geosciences

    Composition and particle analysis of mineral powders deliver profound insights when performing natural resource investigation, core material characterization or sediment analysis.

ParticleScout Video Introduction

  • Watch this video to learn how to determine physical and chemical properties of particles with confocal Raman microscopy.



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