Biospectroscopy Laboratory

The Biospectroscopy Laboratory contains advanced vibrational spectroscopy instrumentation. 

Photo: Boris Zimmermann

The vibrational spectroscopy instrumentation consists of eight principal units:

  • Bruker VERTEX 70 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer, with room temperature DLaTGS detector and liquid nitrogen cooled MCT detector
  • Bruker HYPERION 3000 Infrared Microscope, with 36x and 15x transmission/reflection objectives and 20x Ge-ATR objective, liquid nitrogen cooled MCT and FPA detectors, and computer-controlled x-y stage
  • Bruker HTS-XT microplate accessory for high-throughput screening FTIR, with detector for transmission measurements of 96 and 384 wellplates
  • WITec alpha300R Confocal Raman Microscope, with 785 nm excitation laser (125 mW), 10x, 50x and 100x objectives, NIR imaging spectrometer with CCD camera, and computer-controlled x-y stage
  • Bruker MATRIX-MF Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer, with liquid nitrogen cooled MCT detector and two diamond ATR fiber optic probe
  • Bruker MultiRAM Fourier Transform Raman Spectrometer, with Nd:YAG excitation laser (1 W, 1064 nm), high-throughput screening mapping stage for measurements of 96 wellplates, and Raman fiber optic probe
  • Specac Golden Gate Mk II ATR accessory for temperature-dependent FTIR, with heated diamond top-plate, ZnSe lenses, and temperature controller
  • Bruker ALPHA II Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer, with DTGS detector and universal sampling module.

The lab also contains one gas chromatograph:

  • Agilent 7820A GC system, with FID detector