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The UCD Spectral Imaging Research group is based in a state of the art lab at the UCD Science  Centre. The lab was established in 2015 with the support of EU funding (via the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant) and Irish funding (via the Science Foundation Ireland ERC Support Programme).

Details of our Spectral Imaging capabilities are listed below. 

Nicolet iN10 MX Imaging Microscope
Nicolet iS50 FTIR Spectrometer

Wavenumber range:  8000-650 cm-1

Imaging modalities:

  • Transmission
  • Reflectance
  • Attenuated total reflectance (ATR)
  • Point Mapping
  • Line Mapping


Detectors:

  • Single point Room Temperature
  • LN2 Cooled MCT-A Detector with CdTe window (11,700-600 cm-1)
  • LN2 Cooled MCTA linear array detector
  • Motorized zoom optics for 6.25, 25 and 50 microns pixel resolution with array detector


ATR capabilities: 

  • Slide-On Ge Micro Tip
  • Imaging ATR Accessory for Microscopy (Area contact)
  • Smart iTR with Diamond Plate

Renishaw InVia Micro-Raman spectroscopy system Microscope:

  • Leica DM2500 M
  • Binocular Head with eyepieces & integrated colour video camera

Lenses:

  • 10x
  • 50x
  • 100x
  • 63x water immersion

Lasers:

  • 785 nm
  • 532 nm

Detector:

  • NIR enhanced Deep Depletion CCD array (1024 x 256 pixels)
  • Peltier cooled to -70oC

Imaging modalities:

  • Single point
  • Line scanning

Cytoviva Vis-SWIR Nanoscale Hyperspectral Microscope Microscope:

  • Olympus BX51 Microscope - CT
  • 15X Eyepiece

Lenses:

  • 10X Plan Fluorite Objective
  • UPL Fluorite 60X O/I
  • UPL Fluorite 100X/.6-1.30 Iris
  • Swing Condenser, NA0.9/.17,1.25X-100X

Spectrographs:

  • ImSpector V10E
  • ImSpector NIR

Light source:

  • CytoViva Optical Illuminator
  • Liquid Light Guide
  • 24 Watt Metal Halide Light Source

Detectors:

  • Peltier cooled CCD
  • InGaAs Xeva Camera

Imaging modalities:

  • Darkfield transmission
  • Brightfield transmission & reflectance

Contact the Spectral Imaging Research Group

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | Location Map