Raman Spectroscopy is a non-destructive chemical analysis technique which provides detailed information about chemical structure, phase and polymorphy, crystallinity and molecular interactions. It is based upon the interaction of light with the chemical bonds within a material.
The departmental Raman is situated in room A4-23. It is a LabRAM HR system, manufactured by Horiba Jobin Yvon and is equipped with the following lasers:
Ventus 532 laser system, 100mW, 532nm
Helium Cadmium IK3201R-F, 20mW, 325nm
It uses a Synapse CCD detection system, and has the following objectives:
15x for UV; 10x, 50x and 100x for visible
A Linkam TS 1000 High Temperature Stage is also available.
For those requiring use of the Raman, contact should be made through Mr Andrew Monaghan.