The Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility provides state–of–the–art instrumentation available not only to the university community but also to government, industry and private companies. The research interests of facility users are diverse and applications include: nanotechnology, materials science, art and archaeology, polymer science, pharmaceutics, environmental, forensic science, mineralogy, gemmology and life sciences.

 FT-Raman spectra of A) commercial aspirin B) the plastic packaging C) aspirin in the plastic packaging.
Infrared image collected from a breast tissue cross section, the areas in red are indicative of regions of highly proliferating cells.

 A Raman component map of a pharmaceutical illustrating the distribution of the active ingredient.