Optical Spectroscopy

Raman Microprobe Spectroscopy


  • Renishaw Inc. 1000B
  • Measures molecular vibrations of solids, powders, and liquids (4000-1000cm‾¹)
  • Helium neon laser (633nm)
  • Laser spot size down to 2μm at 120mW



UV-Visible Spectroscopy:


  • Ocean Optics SD2000
  • UV (deuterium lamp, 215-400nm)
  • Visible, tungsten halogen lamp (360-1100nm)
  • Dual spectrometers
  • Transmission/absorption measurements of liquids and reflectance measurements of solids and powders.



Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy:


  • Mattson Galaxy 3000 FTIR with Quantum IR microscope
  • Transmission mode through diamond window to measure fibers, small particles, and other similarly sized samples


  • Bruker Vector 22 FTIR
  • Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) attachment
  • Multi-variable specular reflectance attachment (VeeMax 30-80°) for thin film and monolayer samples