The surface analysis center houses a state-of-the-art Confocal Raman Microscope. The lab has a Yvon Jobin LabRam ARAMIS, which is available for use by students and post-docs after training. Both solid and liquid samples can be characterized. Glass slides are provided to hold the solid samples. The liquid samples such as molecules, functionalized nanoparticles that are suspended in a buffer solution, can be stored in a test tube or a pipet. The instrument is also capable of x, y and z mapping along with depth profiling, capable in sub-micron resolution in all directions.
Our AFM facility at Surface Analysis Center has three different AFM setups with different scanning ranges and controlled environment options.