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Short Description

The Bruker IFA 66 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer Bruker IFA 66 equipped with the Bruker FRA 106 Raman module is used for the spectroscopic characterization of macroscopic specimens (solids, liquids, gases of both inorganic and organic nature) by means of infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy.

The laser excitation at 1064 nm (solid state laser) is available with the Raman module FRA 106, whereby the Raman spectroscopic measurements can be carried out in a polarization-dependent way with respect to excitation light and scattered light.
The FT infrared spectrometer can be used in the FIR, MIR and NIR spectral range and is equipped with an ATR unit.

Contact Person

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Maurizio Musso

Research Services

Raman spectroscopic measurements of macroscopic samples (using excitation of the samples with laser radiation at 1064 nm)

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Vibrational spectroscopy (Raman spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy as mutually complementary spectroscopic techniques) is used for the characterization and analysis of solid, liquid and gaseous samples (both organic and inorganic) within the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, biosciences and forensics. The samples can usually be examined non-destructively.

The information obtained from vibrational spectroscopy is based on the vibrations of atoms bound within molecules or crystal latticeswhereby these vibrations can be influenced by intramolecular and intermolecular interactions, as well as by external parameters, e.g. the thermodynamic state (temperature, pressure, concentration).

The spectra show, on the one hand, characteristic frequencies, so-called group frequencies of functional groups within molecules, on the other hand a fingerprint region, which is characteristic of the investigated molecule and is used to identify substances.

M. Musso and K.L. Oehme, Raman Spectroscopy, in Lasers in Chemistry: Probing and Influencing Matter, M. Lackner (Ed.), Wiley-VCH, pp. 531-591 (2008)

Allocation to Core Facility


Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Maurizio Musso
Fachbereich Chemie und Physik der Materialien
0043 662 8044 6252
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Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Salzburg
Institute of Physics, University of Graz
Fachhochschule Salzburg, Campus Kuchl (wood technology)
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
Department of Chemistry, Shizuoka University, Japan
Stratec Consumables GmbH, Anif
AB 97 Technologie und Forschungsplattform "Hybrid Materials": TFP-HyMat
Musso M., Hüsing N.
Interreg Österreich-Bayern 2014-2020

Raman – und Infrarotspektroskopie an Biomaterialien
Musso M.
Stiftungs- und Förderungsgesellschaft der Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg

Nanostrukturen in molekularen Flüssigkeitssystemen bzw. Analysis of nanometer-scale structures in condensed-phase systems using intermolecular resonant vibrational interactions
Musso M., Torii H., Giorgini M.G.
Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung FWF

VÖEST Raman FTIR Messungen
Musso M.
Voestalpine Stahl Linz
Univariate and multivariate analysis of tannin-impregnated wood species using vibrational spectroscopy
Schnabel T., Musso M., Tondi G.
Applied Spectroscopy
ISSN: 19433530
DOI: 10.1366/13-07181

Structural analysis of wood-leather panels by Raman spectroscopy
Grünewald T., Ostrowski S., Petutschnigg A., Musso M., Wieland S.
ISSN: 19302126

Discrimination of carotenoid and flavonoid content in petals of pansy cultivars (Viola x wittrockiana) by FT-Raman spectroscopy
Gamsjäger S., Baranska M., Schulz H., Heiselmayer P., Musso M.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
ISSN: 03770486
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.2860

Polarization-dependent Raman characterization of Stibnite (Sb2S3)
Sereni P., Musso M., Knoll P., Blaha P., Schwarz K., Schmidt G.
AIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN: 0094243X ISBN: 978-073540818-0
DOI: 10.1063/1.3482339

Raman spectroscopy as a potential method for the detection of extremely halophilic archaea embedded in halite in terrestrial and possibly extraterrestrial samples
Fendrihan S., Musso M., Stan-Lotter H.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
ISSN: 03770486
DOI: 10.1002/jrs.2357