Integrated vibration spectroscopy - microcosm laboratory for molecular-scale biogeochemical research

Infrastructure

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences

Type of infrastructure

  • Equipment

Description

The integrated vibration spectroscopy - microcosm laboratory has the capability to record infrared and Raman spectra of essentially any sample in solid or liquid state. Infrared spectra can be collected at high time-resolution in transmission and reflection mode, and a special accessory designed and built by our group facilitates analysis of processes at solid-liquid interfaces in real-time and variable solution conditions. Moreover, the laboratory is equipped with FTIR and dispersive Raman microscopes that enables collection of spatially resolved infrared and Raman spectra of a resolution of ca. 5 and 0.5 micrometer, respectively.

Equipment and resources

The integrated vibration spectroscopy - microcosm laboratory consists of:
• one stand-alone high performance vacuum FTIR spectrometer (Bruker Vertex 80v)
• one FTIR microscope equipped with a 128x128 focal plane array detector (Bruker Hyperion 3000 + Bruker IFS 66v/s)
• one FTIR microscope equipped with a 64x64 focal plane array detector (Bruker Hyperion 3000 (latest electronics for fast measurements) + Bruker Equinox 55)
• one dispersive and confocal Raman microscope equipped with three lasers, 532, 633 and 785 nm (Horiba Labram Evolution)

Services provided

The facility does not provide any general services.

Management of the infrastructure

Managed by the research group Microbial Ecology.

Available for loan

Available for loan - internal only

Terms of access:

Access mainly through collaborative research projects. Experienced users can receive instrument time, if available, for a minor cost.