• Chemistry and Materials

Vibrational spectroscopy platform



The vibrational spectroscopy platform is one of the eight instrumental clusters that constitute the Advanced Characterization Platform of the University of Lille. Our platform regroups the techniques of vibrational spectroscopy (Infrared and Raman) allowing the analysis of different types of samples (solids, liquids) in various forms (thin films, microparticles, powders, ...) and under various environments (most of them under atmosphere and in controlled temperature conditions). The analyses can be qualitative or quantitative (infrared spectrometry) and can be performed on organic or mineral samples. We propose services or collaborations for sample characterization, identification, reactivity analysis of molecules, etc. We also provide personal or group training in vibrational spectroscopy techniques.


  • Isabelle De Waele
  • Myriam Moreau
    Technical manager


Bâtiment C8, avenue Paul Langevin
Campus Cité scientifique, Université de Lille


Chiffres clés

• 1.2 million euros of investment


Effectif total : 2



• Qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic and minerals samples
• Characterization of complex molecular systems under different physical states and experimental conditions (temperature, pressure, etc.)
• Molecular mapping of heterogeneous materials using Infrared and Raman microspectrometries
• Characterization of pollutants or contaminants
• Non-destructive studies of materials under controlled atmosphere

Example(s) of projects

• Study of cereal grains
• Soil characterization

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

LACy (La Réunion), GSMA (Université de Reims), INRA Nantes, BRGM, Institut Pasteur, Hôpital Trousseau

Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (Colombia), La Plata National University (Argentina), Graz University of Technology (Austria), Université de Budapest (Hungary), Institute of solution chemistry of the Russian academy of sciences (Russia)

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients


Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Health / wellness
  • Agri-food industry
  • Electronic / photonics
  • Science / Research
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)
  • Materials (Metal, Glass, Ceramic, Composite...)

Services provided

• Characterization of the chemical composition, defects, pollution or the origin of aging in materials (glass, textiles, etc.)
• Characterization of pollutants or contaminants, highlighting of product modifications
• Characterization of materials, quantification of stress undergone during their operation
• Characterization of compounds and in particular the distribution of the active principle, interaction of molecules with tissues or cells
• Analysis of minerals, fossils, identification of gems and pictorial pigments taken from art objects

Training offers

Personal or group training in vibrational spectroscopy techniques

Consulting services

We provide consulting services related to all our areas of expertise.


Our platform is equipped with:
• three Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometers including a vaccum spectrometer and equipped with the Rapid-scan and step-scan option for time resolved spectroscopy experiments dont un spectromètre sous vide et équipé d’un module permettant des acquisitions temporelles en mode Rapid-scan et step-scan
• one FTIR microspectrometer equipped with a FPA detector for chemical mapping
• one FT Raman spectrometer
• five Raman microspectrometers specially adapted for micro-sample characterization with a very wide range of spectral ranges (from 0.266 µm to 0.780 µm); all of them have the possibility to perform confocal Raman mapping with a spatial resolution in the µm range without special sample preparation
• Numerous accessories (Transmission cells, ATR accessory, DRIFT cell, ...) for the study of various samples
• Cells allowing the analysis of micro-samples under controlled atmosphere and temperature

See the detailed list of equipment: http://lasir.cnrs.fr/microspectrometrie-raman/ and http://lasir.cnrs.fr/spectroscopie-infrarouge/


Nom Modèle Marque
HR visible spectrometer
Spectrometer HR evolution
HR UV spectrometer
FTIR spectroscopy Vertex 70/ Bruker
FTIR spectroscopy Vertex 70V/ Bruker
Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) Tensor 27/ Bruker
Infrared microscope Hyperion 3000/ Bruker
FT Raman spectrometer RFS 100/s/ Bruker


Affiliated institutions / organisations



Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Chemistry and Materials
    • Textiles, composites, materials