The Infrared and Raman Users Group at Stony Brook


Laboratories at SUNY Stony Brook Using Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy

The following are links to the web pages of many of the the laboratories at SUNY Stony Brook which are involved in research programs utilizing aspects of infrared spectroscopy:


General Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy Information

For general information about infrared spectroscopy consult the following links:


Synchrotron-Based Infrared Microspectroscopy

Utilizing synchrotron radiation as an IR source for FTIR microspectroscopy (resulting in lower noise and greater spatial resolution than what can be obtained using standard glo-bar type sources) has opened up new areas and applications. A number of the laboratories above have collaborated with the IR beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Please see the following link for details:


In addition to synchrotron sources, other new methods for generating high intensity or short pulse infrared radiation are under development. This includes the use of Free-Electron Lasers (FEL). For information on the FEL at Jefferson National Laboratory, please go to the following link:


Links to Other Infrared Web Sites

The following internet sites provide information on the basics of infrared science and spectroscopy.


Stony Brook IR and Raman Publications

The following are a list of publications of Stony Brook researchers using IR and Raman techniques:


Infrared Spectroscopy Bibliography

The following are a list of excellent reference sources which contain information on infrared spectroscopy and related research:

  • Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds : Applications in Coordination, Organometallic, and Bioinorganic Chemistry (A and B) by Kazuo Nakamoto John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 0471163929 5th Ed. 1997
  • Handbook of Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic Compounds and Organic Salts, The (4-Volume Set) by Richard A. Nyquist, Ronald O. Kagel, Curtis L. Putzig, M. Anne Leugers Academic Pr ISBN: 0125234449 1996
  • Introduction to Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy by Norman B. Colthup, Lawrence H. Daly, Stephen E. Wiberley, Stephen E. Wiberly Academic Pr ISBN: 012182554X 3rd Ed. 1997
  • Fundamentals of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy by Brian C. Smith CRC Press ISBN: 0849324610 1995
  • Modern Infrared Spectroscopy by Barbara Stuart, W. O. George, David J. Ando (Contributor) John Wiley & Son Ltd ISBN: 0471959170 2nd Ed. 1996
  • Biological Applications of Infrared Spectroscopy by D. J. Ando, Barbara Stuart John Wiley & Son Ltd ISBN: 0471974145 1st Ed. 1997
  • An Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy by Werner Brčugel John Wiley & Son Ltd. 1962
  • Chemical Applications of Infrared Spectroscopy. C. N. R. Rao Academic Press 1963
  • Infrared Spectroscopy in Surface Chemistry by Hair, Michael L. Marcel Dekker 1967
  • A Systematic Approach to the Interpretation of Infrared Spectra by Herman A. Szymanski Hertillon Press 1967


The following website gives a practical hands-on manual for the opeartion of a synchrotron IR microscopy beamline at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
It is an excellent on-line resource.


Slide Presentation on Synchrotron Infrared Microspectroscopy

This Powerpoint slide presentation was given as a review at the Spring 2001 199th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Washington D.C. It documents the advantages of synchrotron-based IR microspectroscopy and also provides a number of examples of its use. Note: This is a large download (11 MB).

Created 07/12/01 Gary Halada Comments or questions email: Gary Halada

Web development Mara Szalajda Modified 11/06/05

Web contributions Frank M. Szalajda, PE and Eli Hoory