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Christmas Closure

Please be aware that all the spectroscopy labs will be shut down and unavailable for experiments from the 18th of December until the 5th of January. There will no access to the equipment for users during his period.

Fri 04 Dec 2020, 14:33

New Spectrometer

The spectroscopy RTP was pleased to take delivery of a new FT-IR microscope, a Nicolet iN10. The new system offers MIR mapping in the spectral range 400 - 4000 cm-1, and is capable of both transmission and reflection modes. In addition to this we have the option of a The germanium Micro-Tip ATR accessory for increased spatial resolution.  The Microscope is equipped three detectors, including a cooled MCT-A and an cooled array detector for fast mapping. We will also have improved data processing facilities using Omnic software that includes reference libraries in the lab and all users will have access to ThermoFishers Omnic-Anywhere processing software.

We will be accepting training requests on the new spectrometer once we are able to. If you have any questions or wish to discuss and future experiment, please contact

Tue 25 Aug 2020, 11:46

Face Coverings

In line with the wider University policy we are now asking all lab users to wear masks when accessing the Millburn House labs.

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Tue 25 Aug 2020, 10:08

Paper of the month

Doubly charged silicon vacancy center, Si-N complexes, and photochromism in N and Si codoped diamond.

Breeze, B. G., Meara, C. J., Wu, X. X., Michaels, C. P., Gupta, R., Diggle, P. L., Dale, M. W., Cann, B. L., Ardon, T., D’haenens-Johansson, U. F. S., Friel, I., Rayson, M. J., Briddon, P. R., Goss, J. P., Newton, M. E., & Green, B. L.

(2020). Doubly charged silicon vacancy center, Si-N complexes, and photochromism in N and Si codoped diamond. Physical Review B, 101(18), 184115.

Mon 03 Aug 2020, 13:20 | Tags: Paper of the Month

New Spectrometer

We have now taken delivery of a new research grade FT-IR spectrometer, a Nicolet iS50R. The new system offers an increase in both spectral range (50 - 27’000 cm-1) and has the capability for time resolved FT-IR measurements.

Thu 09 Jul 2020, 10:43

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