The laboratory is equipped with two Raman microscopes, namely XploRA TM PLUS, HORIBA Scientific, and Nicolet DXR Raman microscope. Both instruments allow Raman imaging of the surface of given samples, which could be organic, inorganic or even biological. The usually achieved spatial resolution of measured data is lower than 500 nanometers. Instruments are usually applied for the initial characterization of the surface chemistry of prepared materials. However, the lab can also provide analysis of tissues, cells and their interactions with many types of (nano)materials.
The figure contains an illustrative example of the analysis of HeLa cells after an interaction with graphene acid, which could be recognized inside the cells.