Thermo Scientific™ FirstDefender™ RM Handheld Chemical Identification Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Enhanced speed, performance, mixture analysis, and user interface make this Raman ideal for rapid, accurate identification of unknown chemicals directly in the field

Manufacturer: Thermo Scientific™ 8000017501

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Catalog No. 17-720-413


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    • Fast, accurate identification based on Raman spectroscopy to quickly identify unknown solid and liquid chemicals down range
    • Sophisticated chemometric algorithms automatically determine presence of mixed chemicals
    • The easy-to-navigate and extensive substance library includes explosives, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), narcotics, precursors, white powders and more
    • Lightweight, ergonomic design weighs 1.8 lb. (800g) for easy transportation down range
    • Point-and-shoot™ identification operates directly through sealed translucent glass or plastic containers, avoiding exposure to potentially harmful substances; an integrated vial holder offers an alternative sampling method
    • Easy to use and maintain with a menu driven user interface that requires minimal training and no scheduled maintenance or calibration
    • Nondestructive testing—optical technique maintains sample integrity
    • Can be powered using the included rechargeable battery, wall adapter, or SureFire™ disposable batteries

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