As a partner for Horiba Scientific in Iraq AL Ghalowa provides high-performance scientific instruments and analytical solutions for life sciences, material sciences, water, energy and many other applications. Our technologies include:

  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • AFM and AFM-Raman
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Particle Characterization
  • Sulfur-in-Oil
  • Carbon/Sulfur & Oxygen/Nitrogen/Hydrogen Analyzers
  • Forensics

Raman spectroscopy

We provide complete Raman spectroscopy solutions for analytical measurements, research Raman, UV Raman, QC/QA and industrial Raman applications. These include Raman spectrometers, hybrid Raman systems (such as AFM-Raman), modular Raman systems, transmission Raman analyzers, dedicated in situ process Raman spectrometers, and miniaturized Raman instruments for high volume OEM manufacturers. Our Raman spectroscopy instruments are used in prestigious universities, research laboratories, in demanding industries with production lines across the world, and are well-known for:

  • Stability/Reliability obtained from a robust design approach
  • High-performance and speed enabled by our many Ultrafast Imaging patented functionalities
  • Ease of use thanks to our renowned LabSpec software suite
  • Overall improved User Experience and time saved with increased Automation wherever you need it
  • Possibility to achieve nanoscale measurements through TERS by combining the Raman spectrometer with our AFM technology


Tip-Enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) brings into nanoscale resolution imaging. TERS is a super-resolution chemical imaging technique. TERS imaging is performed with an AFM-Raman spectrometer, a Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) integrated with an optical micro-spectrometer. The scanning probe microscope provides the means for nanoscale imaging, the optical microscope provides the means to bring the light to a functionalized probe, and the spectrometer is the sensor analyzing the light output providing chemical specificity.

LabRAM HR Evolution

The LabRAM HR Evolution Raman microscopes are ideally suited for both micro and macro measurements, and offer advanced confocal imaging capabilities in 2D and 3D. The true confocal Raman microscope enables the most detailed images and analyses to be obtained with speed and confidence. With guaranteed high performance and intuitive simplicity, the LabRAM HR Evolution is the ultimate instrument for Raman spectroscopy.  They are widely used for standard Raman analysis, PhotoLuminescence (PL), Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) and other hybrid methods.

LabRAM Soleil (Raman Microscope)  

LabRAM Soleil has a high level of automation implemented, high optical throughput, objective recognition, motorized switching mirrors, ultra-fast mapping capabilities with SmartSampling™ and QScan™, fast motorized 4-grating turret, high-speed auto-alignment, and new options offered by the LabSpec 6 software suite, the LabRAM Soleil™ is ready to work 24 hours a day with minimal human supervision.


The XploRA PLUS is our best multi-sample, multi-user Raman microscope ever, and high-performance system ideally suited to the research and analytical lab, It is fully confocal, not compromising image quality, spatial, or depth resolution. The SWIFT Fast Raman images are the fastest fully confocal Raman images available, typically 10x faster than conventional Raman imaging.


The new MacroRAM™ Raman spectrometer brings simplicity to Raman measurements without compromising the ability to handle even the most complex samples. and it’s safe for use in most environments, from undergraduate teaching labs to industrial QC applications. a series of educational labs are available. Designed to teach some of the most important concepts in Raman spectroscopy, such as identification, quantification, and vibrational chemistry, these educational labs can be used as-is or tailored to fit the needs of any undergraduate laboratory.

AFM & AFM-Raman

The AFM platform allows fully-integrated use of confocal Raman microscopy and AFM for Tip-Enhanced Optical Spectroscopies (such as Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) and Tip-Enhanced Photoluminescence (TEPL)), but also for truly co-localized AFM-Raman measurements.

The myriad of AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) techniques that allow the study of topographical, electrical and mechanical properties can be performed with any laser source available in Raman spectrometer, or with other external illumination (e.g., solar simulator or other tunable or continuum source). TERS and TEPL can provide nanoscale chemical and structural information, making the AFM-Raman platform a two-way road; where complimentary techniques provide novel and unique imaging capabilities to each other.

XploRA Nano

A fully integrated system based on SmartSPM state of the art scanning probe microscope and XploRA Raman micro-spectrometer. Compact, fully automated, and easy-to-use, the XploRA Nano concentrates the power of AFM-Raman into an affordable yet full-featured package, making TERS imaging a reality for all. The TERS proven system. Macro, micro, and nanoscale measurements can be performed on the same platform. Fully automated operation, start measuring within minutes, not hours and High spatial resolution, automated mapping stages, full microscope visualization.

LabRAM Nano

A fully integrated system based on SmartSPM state of the art scanning probe microscope and LabRAM HR Evolution fully automated Raman micro-spectrometer. LabRAM HR Nano offers full automation and versatile compatibility with outstanding performance. The labrum HR Evo Nano brings ease-of-use and extreme flexibility together for the most demanding applications. With capabilities from deep UV to infrared, high spectral resolution, and an extended set of options and accessories, the HR Evo Nano is ideally suited to perform in any of your research challenges.

Fluorescence Spectroscopy


Duetta™ is a spectrofluorometer that combines, simultaneously, the functions of fluorescence and absorbance spectrometers. Thanks to its high-speed built-in CCD detector, the Duetta can acquire a full spectrum from 250 nm to 1,100 nm in less than one second, making it the fastest fluorescence spectrometer on the market.



Aqualog is the only instrument to simultaneously measure both absorbance spectra and fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrices. EEMs are acquired up to a 100 times faster than with other instruments. Dedicated software automates traceable Quinine Sulfate Unit calibration and correction of inner-filter effects and Rayleigh and Raman scattering lines, enabling rapid export to modeling algorithms like PARAFAC.Aqualog now offers new deep UV absorbance and fluorescence excitation from 200 nm.


The FluoroMax represents industry-leading fluorometer performance in a convenient, with its unique all-reflective optics and It’s a compact spectrofluorometer, yet offers the ultimate sensitivity in fluorescence investigations as well as features not found in most table-top fluorescence detection systems. the FluoroMax series spectrofluorometers are ideal for measuring solid and liquid.


This system is designed for the measurement of luminescence lifetimes ranging over 11 orders of magnitude, without the need to change cables or cards. The heart of the system is the DeltaHub timing electronics, which offers nearly lossless counting and allows for the measurement of lifetimes from 25ps to 1 second.  Comprised of our high repetition rate sources, high speed detectors and ultra-low deadtime electronics, the DeltaFlex enables fast and efficient acquisition of lifetime data. Our TDM-800 monochromator is specifically designed to give low temporal dispersion.  Systems are supplied with a sample holder equipped with a digital temperature sensor and magnetic stirrer and Spectra LEDs can be used to acquire longer lifetimes (µs – s) and available from UV to NIR.


 Highest guaranteed sensitivity, Excellent stray light rejection with extra-large, coma corrected, 350 mm single, or 700 mm double additive monochromator, Extended wavelength range from deep UV to NIR, Up to four light source types, and six detectors, can all be connected at once, under computer control, for ultimate lab versatility, NIR steady-state and phosphorescence lifetime detection to 5,500 nm and Deep UV excitation down to 180 nm.

Particle Size Characterization

Partica LA-960V2

LA-960V2 Laser Particle Size Analyzer : High Performance Laser Diffraction Analyzer The LA-960V2 uses Mie Scattering (laser diffraction) to measure the particle size of suspensions or dry powders. The speed and ease-of-use of this technique makes it the popular choice for most applications.

Zeta Potential Analysis (SZ-100 V2)

The zeta potential of a sample is most often used as an indicator of dispersion stability. Large zeta potentials predict a more stable dispersion. Fast and accurate measurement of the zeta potential with the SZ-100 can enhance understanding of aggregation and flocculation in samples and speed up the process of developing stable formulations, be they dispersions, emulsions, or suspensions. Measurement of the zeta potential, or electrostatic attraction/repulsion, is important to many industries from pharmaceuticals to mineral processing and from water treatment to additives for electronics. The SZ-100 V2 enables fast, reliable and accurate measurement of the zeta potential.

X-ray Fluorescence Analyzers

MESA-50 (X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer)      

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a powerful quantitative and qualitative analytical tool for elemental analysis of materials. It is ideally suited to the determination of elemental concentration by weight of solids and solutions. XRF analysis is used extensively in many industries including semiconductors, telecommunications, microelectronics, metal finishing and refining, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agriculture, plastics, rubbers, textiles, fuels, chemicals, and environmental analysis. The method is fast, accurate, non-destructive, and usually requires only minimal sample preparation.


In order to meet RoHS/ELV and to analyze hazardous elements, HORIBA has offered the X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer XGT-1000WR series. Since 2002, 1000 units have been used all over the world for these applications to meet the critical needs from our customers to analyze the sample without cutting it. In 2012, an intuitive MESA-50 X-ray Fluorescence Analyser was released. It became every popular in a very short amount of time, and in 2013 a new type of MESA-50 with a big sample chamber has been added to the MESA-50 series.  It is equipped with the sophisticated LN2-free detector.  As/Sb analysis function and Multilayer Film FPM are available as options.

Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence


HORIBA introduces the new standard of transportable sulfur-in-oil analyzers, the SLFA-60. This instrument introduces new software and hardware features to meet the growing changes in the petroleum industry. The instrument has expanded storage of calibration curves and data can be exported using USB output. The measurement range has increased to 0-9.9999 wt% to cover high sulfur crudes and shale oil markets.


HORIBA Scientific, a market leader in sulfur-in-oil analysis, announces the launch of the new SLFA-6100/6800 Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer, which measures sulfur in oil ranging from 5 ppm to 9.9999%. This new, compact, and accurate analyzer meets the needs of anyone wishing to conform to ASTM D4294, ISO 8754 or JIS K2541/B7995.


The MESA-7220V2 measures both sulfur and chlorine in petroleum based products using the Monochromatic Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) method. A monochromatic X-ray source is used in order to obtain an ultra-low noise background which affords the best detection limits for both sulfur and chlorine.The detector window size was increased to collect more fluorescent X-rays and thus achieve lower level ppm values. This provides excellent, repeatable performance at both low and high concentrations of both elements.

ICP-OES Spectrometers

Ultima Expert

HORIBA Scientific develops and manufactures high performance ICP-OES spectrometers for more than 35 years. The new Ultima Expert is a unique combination of ultimate performance with comprehensive assistance tools designed to simplifymethod  development. 
Ultima Expert integrates high efficiency Jobin Yvon optical design capable to achieve optimal performance for a large variety of sample types   and matrices.Ultima Expert is driven by the powerful Analyst software featuring a large variety  of analytical functionalities for tailored control and analysis.  The robustness of the Ultima Expert makes it ideal for applications common to mining, chemicals manufacture, salt production, wear metals in oil analysis, petrochemical, metallurgical production and precious metal refining.

Carbon/Sulfur & Oxygen/Nitrogen/Hydrogen Analyzers

EMIA-Pro (Carbon/Sulfur Analyzer)

The EMIA-Pro Carbon/Sulfur Analyzer is based on HORIBA’s widely respected expertise in Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) technology.   
It offers improved the cleaning efficiency, enhanced user-friendly software, durability, operability and maintenance to ensure efficient measurements and its shortened cycle time accelerates your development and manufacturing speed.

EMIA-Expert (Carbon/Sulfur Analyzer)

The EMIA-Expert Carbon/Sulfur Analyzer is based on HORIBA’s widely respected expertise in Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) technology. 
It offers improved the cleaning efficiency, enhanced user-friendly software, durability, operability and maintenance to ensure efficient measurements and its shortened cycle time accelerates your development and manufacturing speed.