The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Raman, IR, and XRF Spectroscopy

Located at the Chenoweth Laboratory, our facility provides resourceful advanced spectroscopic analysis of versatile organic and inorganic samples, including agricultural, environmental, food, and biomedical materials, as well as polymers and heavy metals.

Our instruments including 4 Raman spectrometers (mapping, portable, and handheld), 2 FTIRs (spectrometer and microscope) and 2 X-ray Fluorescence spectrometers.


Internal Other Academic  
DXR Raman microscope $30/hour $40hour  
DXRxi Raman microscope
(fast imaging)
$40/hour $50/hour  
EZ portable Raman spectrometer $25/hour $35/hour  
Handheld Raman spectrometer $25/hour $35/hour  
FTIR microscope $40/hour $50/hour  
FTIR spectrometer $25/hour $35/hour  
X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer Epsilon 1 $25/hour $35/hour  
X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer Epsilon 4 $30/hour $40/hour  
Technical Services $50/hour $65/hour  
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.

FY23 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

  • Instrument training, self operated or operator assisted sample measurement.
  • Sample preparation and handling in wet lab near instruments.
  • Technical support for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).