1st Edition

Handbook of Raman Spectroscopy From the Research Laboratory to the Process Line

By Ian R. Lewis, Howell Edwards Copyright 2001
    1072 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This work covers principles of Raman theory, analysis, instrumentation, and measurement, specifying up-to-the-minute benefits of Raman spectroscopy in a variety of industrial and academic fields, and how to cultivate growth in new disciplines. It contains case studies that illustrate current techniques in data extraction and analysis, as well as over 500 drawings and photographs that clarify and reinforce critical text material. The authors discuss Raman spectra of gases; Raman spectroscopy applied to crystals, applications to gemology, in vivo Raman spectroscopy, applications in forensic science, and collectivity of vibrational modes, among many other topics.

    Theory of Raman scattering; evolution and revolution of Raman instrumentation - application of available technologies to spectroscopy and microscopy; Raman spectroscopy and its adaptation to the industrial environment; Raman microscopy - confocal and scanning near-field; Raman imaging; the quest for accuracy in Raman spectra; chemometrics for Raman spectroscopy; Raman spectra of gases; Raman spectroscopy applied to crystals - phenomena and principles, concepts and conventions; Raman scattering of glass; Raman spectroscopic applications to gemmology; Raman spectroscopy on II-IV-semiconductor nanostructures; medical applications of Raman spectroscopy - in vivo Raman spectroscopy; some pharmaceutical applications of Raman spectroscopy; low-frequency Raman spectroscopy and biomolecular dynamics - a comparison between different low-frequency experimental techniques; collectivity of vibrational modes; Raman spectroscopic studies of ion-ion interactions in aqueous and non-aqueous electrolyte solutions; environmental applications of Raman spectroscopy to aqueous solutions; Raman and surface enhanced resonance Raman scattering - applications in forensic science; application of Raman spectroscopy to organic fibres and films; applications of IR and Raman spectra of quasi-elemental carbon; process Raman spectroscopy; the use of Raman spectroscopy to monitor the quality of carbon overcoats in the disk drive industry; Raman spectroscopy in the undergraduate teaching laboratory; Raman spectroscopy in the characterization of archaeological materials.


    Ian R. Lewis

    ". . .comprehensive. . .covers updated principles of Raman theory, analysis, instrumentation, and measurement."