Raman Microscopy Facility
Our labs are equipped with two confocal Raman microscopes capable of acquiring single Raman spectra—and also confocal Raman—imaging. The maximum possible lateral resolution for confocal Raman images at the laser excitation wavelength of 532 nm is approximately 360 nm. Several excitation wavelengths are available, including 532, 632 and 785 nm. A selection of gratings is also available from 600 grooves/mm up to 2400 grooves/mm.
Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) combines a surface probe with Raman spectroscopy, allowing for chemical mapping of a surface down to a few tens of nanometres. The laser excitation wavelength is 532 nm.
WITec alpha300R confocal Raman microscope
XplorRA Horiba Scientific confocal Raman microscope
In person training to be completed with relevant staff.
For the Witec alpha300R confocal Raman microscope please contact Dr Chris Gibson
For the XplorRA Horiba Scientific confocal Raman microscope and TERS please contact Dr. Jason Gascooke