Laboratory of Optical Spectroscopy

We analyse your sample and find "what's in it".

With our equipment we characterise the separation properties of your sample.

  • Spectral characteristics from UV (240 nm) to IR
  • Imaging analysis 400 nm - 2,500 nm
  • X-ray
  • Polarimetry
  • Microscopy
  • Wet chemical and physical analysis

The Karlsruhe Centre for Material Signatures-KCM determines the spectral signature of your material for you. No matter whether for food, plastics or minerals. Every material has its specific spectral signature. We develop sorting or enrichment solutions for your material using the spectral signature.

The Karlsruhe Centre for Material Signatures KCM is a merger of three institutes of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT and the Inspection and Optronic Systems Division of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB.