Welcome to the Spectroscopy Laboratory 

Click on the description in order to contact the person that can provide more information about the respective machine! 

  • VNIR and TIR spectrophotometer

    A Bruker Vertex 70 VNIR and TIR spectrophotometer

    Instrument is a fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) that allows the measurement of reflectance and emissivity spectra in the thermal infrared (MWIR and LWIR) between 2.5 to 16 µm at typically 4 cm-1 resolution. Samples are typically solids, like rocks or soils, but also leaves or eggshells have been measured in the past.

    The integrating sphere helps to achieve measurements of absolute directional-hemispherical diffuse reflectance which are directly comparable to emissivity spectra acquired from e.g. airborne or spaceborne sensors.

    dr. C.A. Hecker (Christopher)
    Associate Professor
    E. Rost (Evelien)
    PhD Candidate
  • Hyperspectral camera’s

    Specim Hyperspectral camera’s: Two hyperspectral cameras (imaging spectrometers): One measures in visible – near infrared light (350 – 1000 nm) in 768 spectral bands and 1024 spatial pixels; the other measures shortwave infrared light (1000 – 2500 nm) in 288 spectral bands and 384 spatial pixels. Depending on the choice of accessories, the cameras can scan an image of a stationary target in the laboratory or scan scenery in the field. Hyperspectal cameras are sensitive to chemical composition, and serve applications in chemistry, geology, water and plant sciences.

    W.H. Bakker (Wim)
    dr. F.J.A. van Ruitenbeek (Frank)
    Assistant Professor
  • ASD

    ASD spectrometers, Model Fieldspec Pro and 3

    3:VNIR-SWIR field spectrometer with high-intensity mineral probe

    Pro: VNIR-SWIR field spectrometer with low-intensity leaf probe

    C. Marcatelli (Camilla)
    W.H. Bakker (Wim)
  • IR radiometric camera

    A NEC thermo tracer TH9100 series, a non-contact infrared radiometric camera

    dr.ir. C. van der Tol (Christiaan)
    Associate Professor
    dr.ir. T.A. Groen (Thomas)
    Associate Professor
  • TLS

    The RIEGL VZ-400 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanner provides high speed, non-contact data acquisition using a narrow infrared (1550 nm) laser beam and a fast scanning mechanism. Typical applications include forestry, city modelling, civil engineering, architecture measurement, archaeology and cultural heritage documentation.

    dr. F.C. Nex (Francesco)
    Associate Professor

    A MIDAC thermal range FTIR field spectrometer with fore optics and liquid N2 cooled MCT detector

    The MIDAC Illuminator (Model M4401-F) is a fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) that allows the measurement of emissivity spectra in the thermal infrared (MWIR and LWIR) indoors and outdoors with spectral range of 2.5 to 20 μm and an adjustable spectral resolution of 32 to 0.5 cm-1. Samples can vary from rocks to plant canopies and soils.

    dr.ir. T.A. Groen (Thomas)
    Associate Professor
    dr. C.A. Hecker (Christopher)
    Associate Professor
  • Mineral Identifier

    Terraspec halo mineral identifier: all-in-one mineral analysis system that allows you to immediately identify alteration minerals with a simple pull of a trigger. The TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier is a full-range NIR spectrometer measuring the visible and short wave infrared regions (350-2500 nm) that produces immediate on-instrument results using a non-destructive contact measurement.

    dr. H.M.A. van der Werff (Harald)
    Associate Professor
    C. Marcatelli (Camilla)
  • FLIR

    The FLIR X6570sc thermal imaging camera provides superior thermal measurement performance paired with the most advance connectivity. Whether you need to analyze hight-speed processes with microsecond precision or monitor fast temperature spikes, the X6570sc has the integration time and frame speed needed to collect the most accurate data. In addition, the camera's state-of-art connectivity and intuitive user experience allow researchers to focus on their experiments instead of the camera controls.


    IR Resolution

    640 x 512


    15 µm   

    Spectral Range

    7.7- 9.3 µm

    Thermal Sensitivity/NETD

    < 25 mK (20 mK typical)

    Integration Time

    10 µs to 20,000 µs

    Video Output

    DVI 1080p


    ±1°C or ±1% of the reading

    Standard Temperature Range

    5°C to 350°C (41°F to 662 °F)

    Camera f/number


    Available lenses

    25 mm - 22° x 17°- USL Motorized

    50 mm - 11° x 8.8°- USL Motorized

    100 mm - 5.5° x 4.4°- USL Motorized

    dr.ir. W.J. Timmermans (Wim)
    C. Marcatelli (Camilla)