The Raman Microspectroscopy Laboratory is a core research facility housed in the Department of Geological Sciences for fast, non-destructive characterization and chemical imaging of diverse materials spanning rocks and minerals (thin sections & powders), biological samples, fluids, gases and much more. Our instrument is especially optimized for fast hyperspectral imaging of complex samples and materials, where a full Raman spectrum is collected at every pixel. This technique, combined with advanced multivariate statistical techniques, facilitates the detection and identification of all Raman-active species present in the area of interest. Our facility also provides users with access to a FTIR microscope and data processing facilities.
Prof. Alexis Templeton