Renishaw inVia confocal Raman microscope

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Raman spectroscopy is a powerful analytical technique that can be used to understand the makeup of a material by analysing how light interacts with it. The Fluid Science & Resources group maintains a versatile Raman facility that is capable of rapidly generating high-resolution spectral images over the surface of materials and 3D views of transparent samples, at temperatures from –196 °C to +600 °C. Fibre-optic coupled probes allow in-situ process measurements up to +600 °C and 20 MPa. Excitation is provided by selecting between three laser sources: 532, 785, and 830 nm. The Raman facility is a key piece of infrastructure that is actively contributing to a broad range of projects, including studies of hydrate formation and inhibition, development of novel adsorbents, materials characterisation, and gas-solubility studies. The establishment of this facility was supported by the ARC through LE120100112.

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