The Molecular and Nano Archaeology Laboratory will soon start the operation of a newly purchased inVia Raman Spectrometer (RS) from Renishaw coupled to the laboratory’s FEI Nova NanoSEM VPSEM with a ThermoScientific Noran System 7 X-ray Microanalysis System, enabling the imaging, elemental and chemical characterization of materials at the micron scale without having to move the sample.

The purchase of the RS was possible through a research grant awarded to the PIs of the MNA laboratory by the UCLA Shared Resources Consortium.