The Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility is a multi-million dollar facility that consists of twelve instruments, including six instruments and two upgraded instruments that were purchased largely through Commonwealth LIEF and NHMRC equipment grants (2005, 2006, 2008), a Cancer Institute NSW grant (2015) and University of Sydney funding.

In order to accommodate the equipment, the University of Sydney and the School of Chemistry funded a suite of new rooms to house the state-of-the-art facility which was opened in May 2008. In January 2014 the Facility became a Core Facility and in the future we are looking to increase and diversify our equipment.

Our Key Technologies

  • Bruker Tensor 27 FTIR Spectrometer with High-throughput extension (HTS/XT) module
  • Bruker Tensor 27 FTIR Spectrometer with Hyperion 3000 microscope
  • Bruker Vertex 70v FTIR Spectrometer with Hyperion 2000 microscope (NIR to FIR capability)
  • Bruker Vertex 80v FTIR Spectrometer (NIR to FIR capability)
  • Renishaw Raman inVia Reflex with Streamline (Rapid mapping), Streamline High Resolution (HR) and 3D volume mapping
  • Jobin Yvon U1000 Raman Spectrometer
  • Bruker MultiRAM FT-Raman Spectrometer with microscope and high-throughput module

Portable Technology

  • Enwave EZRaman Portable Raman Spectrometer
  • Bruker LUMOS Portable FTIR Microscope
  • Bruker ALPHA Portable FTIR Spectrometer
  • Viavi MicroNIR OnSite Handheld NIR Spectrometer

New Technology

  • Bruker MPA Near Infrared (NIR) Spectrometer
  • Bruker BRAVO Handheld Raman Spectrometer
  • Gasera PA301 Photoacoustic Accessory
  • Bruker Innova IRIS AFM

Affiliated Equipment

  • WiTEC AFM Raman Spectrometer – Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
  • Perkin Elmer Raman Station – School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering