Analytical Techniques and Advanced Instrumentation

Our Reports are prepared by our highly skilled team using traditional gemologist tools plus advanced instrumentation. 

Micro-Raman Spectroscopy: 

The Micro Raman Spectroscopy is an analytical technique able to identify the materials without prior samples preparation. (non-destructive test)

The GIG Research Department is equipped with a In-via Con-focal Raman, manufactured  by the Renishaw Company, coupled with a Leica optical microscope and endowed with two different laser sources.

FTIR Spectroscopy: the FTIR Spectroscopy is a one of the most suitable analytical technique for material characterization.

The GIG Research Department is equipped with FTIR Spectroscopes and a micro FTIR/ATR coupled system, endowed with the accessories to perform the analyses on prepared and not prepared samples.

UV-Vis/NIR Spectroscopy: UV Vis/NIR Spectroscopy aims to observe and characterize several elements present in the samples, for instance the chromophore groups, on the basis of the absorption’s bands.

The spectrometers installed at the GIG Research Department are able to analyse large portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, on prepared and not prepared samples.

Chemical Characterization: The Research Department is equipped with a Quant’X ARL ED XRF made by Thermo Fisher Company.

This instrument is able to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses, detecting trace elements from sodium, on polished as well as non prepared samples.

High-Tech Imaging : The Research Department is able to perform different types of imaging sample studies:

– Optical M microscope imaging (high magnification)

– Fluorescence and phosphorescence imaging (standard and magnification views).

Browse the GIG Gallery to enjoy some samples.

– Color observations by international recognized standards methods.

All the techniques and advanced instrumentation  give our  Research Department the opportunity to develop methods of analysis able to discover new treatments and syntheses.

Each discovery by the Research Department automatically becomes part of the daily practices of the Gemological Laboratory and object of teaching in our courses at  GIG Academy.

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