Training course


Raman Microscopy for Beginners

These trainings are held in France or at your location and are conducted in French or English.


  • Reference: RAM1
  • Dates:
    • February 10-12, 2020
    • May 11-13, 2020
    • September 21-23, 2020
    • November 16-18, 2020
  • Who should attend: Users of HORIBA Scientific Raman spectrometers
  • Duration:  3 days (From 9 am to 5:30 pm)


  • Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge on
    Raman spectrometers
  • Learn how to use the software
  • Learn methodology for method development and
    major analytical parameters
  • How to set up an analytical strategy with an
    unknown sample
  • How to interpret results
  • Learn how to follow the performances of the
    Raman spectrometer over the time.


Day 1

  • The theory of the Raman principle
  • Raman Instrumentation
  • Practical session – System and software presentation, Acquisition Parameters:
    • LabSpec 6 presentation and environment: user accounts, file handling, display of data, basic functions
    • Set up of acquisition parameters and single spectra measurement
    • Templates & Reports

Day 2

  • Analysis of Raman spectra
  • Practical session: Raman spectrum measurement and Database Search
    • Optimization of the parameters: how to chose the laser, the grating, the confocal hole, the laser power
    • How to use the polarization options
    • Library Search using KnowItAll software
    • How to create databases
  • Raman imaging
    • How to make a Raman image (1D, 2D and 3D)
    • Data evaluation: cursors, CLS fitting, peakfitting
    • Image rendering, 3D datasets
    • Fast mapping using SWIFT XS

Day 3

  • Data processing
    • Processing on single spectra and datasets
    • Baseline correction
    • Smoothing
    • Normalization
    • Spectra subtraction, averaging
    • Data reduction
    • Methods
    • Practical exercises
  • Customer samples: Bring your own samples!

Our trainers are experts in each technique. They will provide trainings advice and guidance to make the most of your HORIBA Scientific instrument. You will gain confidence and experience in the analysis of your samples.

Certificates are given to every attendee for every course.


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