Malvern Panalytical have introduced a new version of their Morphologically-Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS®) system, the Morphologi 4-ID. This integrates the static imaging capabilities of the Morphologi 4 with Raman spectroscopy to enable the component-specific morphological characterisation of different chemical species in a blend. Offering significantly faster spectral acquisition times than the previous model—a time reduction of up to 80%—it also allows acquisition conditions to be customised to the sample. This enhanced control, combined with an extended spectral range, maximises the range of materials that can be identified and/or differentiated within a mixture. The instrument is fully automated and is designed to allow both particle characterisation scientists with limited spectroscopy experience, and more experienced spectroscopists to gain an in-depth understanding of their particulate samples.