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Atomic Force Microscopy and Confocal Raman Spectroscopy

Purchased in the summer of 2014, the WiTec Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and Confocal Raman Spectrometer is a multifunctional integrated system which allows users to do both AFM and Raman spectroscopy on the same sample, on the same instrument, using integrated software.  It also has a True Surface Profilometer, and SNOM (Scanning Near Optical Micrsocopy) capabilities which can achieve an optical resolution of 50-100 nm.

The WiTec System has a 532 nm and 785 nm laser, and is equipped with both transmitted and reflected light sources for a variety of needs.  It is also capable of carrying out analyses in liquid, and has water-immersion objective lenses.

The instruments will be available for all users in the campus community, and operates on a user fee basis (see below).

This equipment was installed in late August, 2014 and technician training is underway.  

Fees for use of the WiTec Raman/AFM System are charged per hour (or part thereof) of use.

Trained Internal Academic User:  $25.00/hour
Untrained Internal Academic User (with technician):  $35/hour
Trained External Academic User: $35/hour
Untrained External Academic User (with technician):  $45/hour
Industrial User:  $85/hour

Users can view the AFM/Raman calendar below to view available times. 

To book time on the AFM/Raman, please contact Sharon Lackie at or x4850, or Melissa Price at 

Visit the WiTec website for information on the instruments

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