Raman-Microscope DXR2

University of Salzburg

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Short Description

The Raman microscope DXR from the company Thermo Fisher Scientific allows for the Raman spectroscopic characterization of both macroscopic samples and microscopic samples of inorganic or organic nature.

The Raman spectroscopic measurements can be performed polarization-dependent with regard both to excitation light and scattered light. The available laser wavelengths for excitation of the samples are 455 nm, 532 nm and 785 nm.

The automated microscope stage allows Raman mapping or Raman imaging, i.e. the pointwise recording of Raman spectra as a function of the area of a sample. The minimum step size in X, Y, and Z direction is 1 μm.

Contact Person

Prof. Dipl-Ing. Dr. Maurizio Musso

Research Services

Raman spectroscopic measurements of microscopic and macroscopic specimens (excitation of the samples with laser radiation at 785 nm, 532 nm and 455 nm)

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Raman spectroscopy 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 by Raman spectroscopy is based on the vibrations of atoms bound within molecules or crystal lattices, whereby 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
Please contact the University of Salzburg (science_plus@sbg.ac.at) or the responsible contact person for this section mentioned in the contact field.
Departments of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Salzburg
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Campus Kuchl (Wood technology)
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
wood kplus, Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Linz
STRATEC consumables GmbH, Anif
Institute of Physics, University of Graz
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Education, and Department of Optoelectronics and Nanostructure Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan
ITAT1023 InCIMa: Smart Characterization of Smart Materials
Vaccari L., Rossi B., Tromba G., Tondi G., Musso M., Bourret G.,
Interreg Italien Österreich 2014-2020 (Elettra Sinctrotrone Trieste, Fachhochschule Salzburg, Universität Salzburg)

AB 97 Technologie und Forschungsplattform "Hybrid Materials": TFP-HyMat
Pammer P., Fuchs E., Musso M., Hüsing N., Petutschnigg A.
Interreg Österreich-Bayern 2014-2020 (wood kplus, Universität Passau, Fachhochschule Salzburg, Universität Salzburg)

AB 29 Synthese, Charakterisierung und technologische Fertigungsansätze für den Leichtbau 'n2m' (nano-to-macro)
Hüsing, N., Diwald, O., Musso, M., Bourret, G., Redhammer, G., Huber, O., Saage, H.
Interreg Österreich-Bayern 2014- 2020 (Universität Salzburg, Hochschule Landshut)

Applications of confocal Raman spectroscopy and THz-Raman spectroscopy in function of temperature for phase transition studies
Musso M., Bertoldo Menezes B.
Science without Borders Mobiliyt Program, sponsored by CAPES Foundation and Ministry of Education of Brasil
Investigation of the Brill transition in nylon 6,6 by Raman, THz-Raman, and two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy
Bertoldo Menezes D., Reyer A., Musso M.
Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 190, 5 February 2018, Pages 433-441

Investigation of Mass-Produced Substrates for Reproducible Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Measurements over Large Areas
Reyer A., Prinz A., Giancristofaro S., Schneider J., Bertoldo Menezes D., Zickler G., Bourret G.R., Musso M.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Volume 9, Issue 30, 2 August 2017, Pages 25445 - 25454

Glass transition of polystyrene (PS) studied by Raman spectroscopic investigation of its phenyl functional groups
Bertoldo Menezes D., Reyer A., Marietta A., Musso M.
Materials Research Express, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2017, Article number 015303

Determination of the temperatures of the γ, β and α relaxation processes in nylon 6,6 by Raman spectroscopy
Bertoldo Menezes D., Reyer A., Marletta A., Musso M.
Polymer, Volume 106, 5 December 2016, Pages 85-90