PASSC Facilities

Analytical Services:

Renishaw inVia micro-Raman spectrometer

This is a micro-raman spectrometerThe micro-Raman (acquired 2007) is equipped with a reflected and a transmitted light microscope. It's useful for chemical identification, characterization of molecular structures, effects of bonding, environment and stress on a sample.

It can rapidly distinguish mineral polymorphs (e.g., kyanite, sillimanite). A micro-precision sample stage permits long-duration mapping.

The micro-Raman is housed and operated by the Planetary and Space Science Centre (PASSC). Contact Dr. John Spray for more information: 506-453-3550 or Email John.

For Students: Please Download Authorization form and bring it with your samples signed by your supervisor. Click here for Raman work order form.