Molecular and Supramolecular Characterization

The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for the characterization of molecular and supramolecular compounds. The laboratories of the facility include:
  • A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) laboratory equipped with a cryoprobe also suitable for the advanced characterization of polymeric matrixes and solid-state samples.
  • An energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) microanalysis laboratory, equipped with a Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) featuring a detector for the complete surface characterization of the biodevice materials.
  • A cutting-edge tip-enhanced Raman spectroscope (TERS), able to simultaneously measure UV-Vis and fluorescence spectra alongside the Raman spectrum. This instrument employs a highly sophisticated technique for chemical imaging, seamlessly integrating the nanometric resolution capabilities of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) with the distinctive fingerprinting characteristics of Raman/Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). TERS finds applications in the molecular characterization of surfaces and materials and in cellular imaging for biomedical applications.

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