Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory
The Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory at the Department of Earth Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome supports teaching and researching activities in the fields of Geological, Materials Sciences and Cultural Heritage. FTIR spectra 4000-400 cm-1 allow the identification of functional groups to define the nature of organic (oil, resin, gum, colorants, organic phases, bitumen, etc.) and inorganic (carbonates, sulphates, oxalate, pigments, etc.) compounds.
The laboratory offers services at a rate.
Through a contact with the scientific manager
IR Nicolet iS50 spectrometer coupled with the IR Continuum microscope. Reflection, Transmission and ATR analysis can be performed with possible mapping.
- Mineralogy and Petrography – mineralogical study
- Paleontology - compositional analysis of fossils and microfossils
- Cultural Heritage - characterization of archaeological artifacts, residues, binders, degradation products and innovative materials used in the conservation
- Environmental Analysis – identification of microplastics and of materials used to immobilize heavy metals