Analytical Spectroscopy Laboratory

Location:  0069  Evans Laboratory, 88 West 18th Avenue, and 073, 075, 081 CBEC, 151 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


Contact: Dr. Gordon Renkes, Senior Research Associate, 614-292-3977,


The Analytical Spectroscopy Laboratory is part of the Department of Chemistry and provides centralized care of and training on a variety of instruments including 2 X-Ray Powder Diffractometers, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer, an Infrared Microscope and a Raman-Infrared Microprobe. Capabilities of this facility include:  recording X-Ray diffraction patterns of powders in a variety of sample presentations including – reflection, transmission, capillary, and temperature control between 100K and 1200C; a standard Continuous Wave Electron Spin Resonance spectrometer, with a standard temperature controller to regulate the temperature from 100K to 100C;  recording of mid infrared spectra of areas as small as 10 micrometers diameter – and the fast mapping of infrared spectra over much larger areas; and recording of mid-infrared and Raman spectra on exactly the same spot using the same instrument system, and spectral Raman mapping.


Available Instrumentation

  • Rigaku Geigerflex X-Ray Powder Diffractometer
  • Bruker D8 Advance X-Ray Powder Diffractometer
  • Bruker EMXPlus Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum Spotlight 300 IR Microscope
  • Renishaw inVia – Smiths Detection IlluminatIR Combined Raman – IR Microprobe

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