The Raman Laboratory

The Department of Chemistry, UiO, houses a state-of-the-art Raman spectrometer and is among the most advanced in Europe.


The tunable Laser system consist of two major parts; a continuous wave and a pulsed. Both Laser systems in principle covers the range from UV to NIR.

Raman spectroscopy is a complementary technique to infrared absorption and reflection spectroscopy, that can be used for chemical and structural analysis. In addition may be used to reveal electronic structures via excitation profiles and resonance effects. Here, inclusion of polarization effects provides information about symmetry and molecular orientation.

It is a non-destructive technique that often provides the opportunity to be applied directly on several types of samples without preparation. Our Raman system also enables xyz-scanning/mapping on surface samples via microscopy.


The instrument can be used by Universities, Research institutes, Industry and others.


Published Jan. 19, 2011 10:14 PM - Last modified June 8, 2018 7:11 PM