University Laboratory for Spectroscopy Characterizacion (LUCE)

The University Laboratory for Spectroscopic Characterization (LUCE) operates under a scheme of laboratory open to the academic community of UNAM and other higher education institutions and research centers in Mexico, as well as to the Mexican industry and the various public entities interested in the use of LUCE’s infrastructure.

  • To support R & D projects performed by universities, centers and national research institutes, as well as public institutions of the federal administration or state and the industrial sector.
  • To support the training of professionals, at the undergraduate and graduate level, through the organization of seminars on the fundamentals of optical spectroscopy for the characterization of materials, facilitating the use of the equipment of LUCE for the development of terminal projects and/or graduate or postgraduate thesis.
  • To train high school to postgraduate professors through specialized courses on the basic principles and applications of the equipment of the laboratory.
  • To provide highly specialized services to the industry in the area of spectroscopic characterization of materials.
  • Raman scattering spectroscopy
  • Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • UV-VIS-NIR absorption spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy using excitation sources in the UV-visible range
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Dark field optical microscope
  • Studies of nanostructured materials
  • Studies of biomaterials and samples of interest in biological and health sciences
  • Studies of mineral samples of terrestrial and extraterrestrial origin
  • Studies of samples of forensic interest
  • Studies of artistic and cultural heritage
  • Research stays and servicio social (Mexican program of mandatory social service by university students)
  • Professional practices
  • Undergraduate and graduate thesis