Our Facility


The NASA Ames ICEE (Institute for Carbon Evolution Experiments) Facility is a state-of-the-art facility comprising of a high-vacuum (HV) chamber with the ability to process samples via UV and electron radiation while monitoring them with infrared (IR), Raman, and Mass Spectroscopy in-situ. The Raman system is equipped with an auto microscope stage and 785, 532 and 405 nm excitation lasers permitting analysis of biological and thin-film sample analysis external to the HV chamber. The Raman microscope is equipped with a 5x, 20x, 50x and 100x objective lenses.

For more information about our facility, see ICEE"s facility page at the Astrophysics & Astrochemistry Laboratory Group and at the Space Science and Astrobiology Division at NASA"s Ames Research Center.

Raman and IR spectra are archived in online databases ensuring public access of the data to the scientific community and provide a legacy value to NASA. See our sister database the NASA Ames PAH IR Spectroscopic Database for IR data.

Download the NASA Ames ICEE facility brochure.

You are kindly asked to cite the following papers when using the database: