An Almega XR Raman spectrometer was purchased from Thermo Electron in 2007. This high performance dispersive Raman spectrometer can be used for identification and quantification of both organic and inorganic materials. The system is equipped with an Olympus BX51 microscope with motorized stage, mapping capabilities, and spatial resolution down to 1 um.
The "Omnic™ for Almega 7" analytical-software package includes fluorescence correction with all excitation frequencies as well as search and example libraries, spectral interpretation guide, data collection, and manipulation functionality.
The system was retired from service in September 2019.