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Optical Spectroscopy

Optical spectroscopy uses light in the UV, visible or infrared to determine physical, chemical or structural properties of materials. The techniques work on a wide range of materials from gas, liquids and solids.

Related Equipment

Equipment Description Facility
Ellipsometer (VASE)

Ellipsometry is a very sensitive surface and thin film measuring technique using polarized light to determine optical properties and thickness.

Goldwater Materials Science Facility (PSB B40)
FT-IR / FT-Raman (Bruker IFS66V/S)

FT-IR and FT-Raman are techniques used to identify and analyze materials based on the interatomic and lattice vibrations.

Goldwater Materials Science Facility (PSB 40)
Micro-Raman Spectrometer

Fingerpint technique to identify materials based on vibrations, its sensitivity can give information on composition and strain.

Goldwater Materials Science Facility (PSB 40)
UV-Vis Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer Lambda 18)

The Lambda 18 is a double-beam, double-monochromator, all-reflecting optical system which operates between 200 and 900nm.

Goldwater Materials Science Facility (PSB-40)