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Practical Raman Spectroscopy An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 047068318X

ISBN-13: 9780470683187

Edition: 2013

Authors: Peter Vandenabeele, David J. Ando

List price: $41.95
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This text offers an open–learning approach to Raman spectroscopy providing detail on instrumentation, applications and discussions questions throughout the book.It provides a valuable guide to assist with teaching Raman spectroscopy which is gaining attention in (analytical) chemistry, and as a consequence, teaching programs have followed. Today, education in Raman spectroscopy is often limited to theoretical aspects (e.g. selection rules), but practical aspects are usually disregarded. With these course notes, the author hopes to fill this gap and include information about Raman instrumentation and how it is interpreted.Provides a user–friendly text that tackles the theoretical background, and offers everyday tips for common practiceRaman instrumentation and practical aspects, which are sometimes overlooked, are coveredAppropriate for students, and includes summaries, text boxes, illustrating the ideas with examples from research literature or providing background information or links with other coursesWritten in the AnTS style – an open learning approach this book will be ideal for use as a self–study guide or as the basis of a taught course with discussion and self–assessment questions throughout the textIncludes a comprehensive bibliography to guide the reader to more specialized texts and sources. Part of the Analytical Techniques in the Sciences (AnTS) Series.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Acronyms, Abbreviations and Symbols
Introduction to Raman spectroscopy
Theoretical Aspects
Classical Approach
Selection Rule
Energy Levels and Group Frequencies
Raman Intensity
Raman Bandwidth
The General Appearance of a Raman Spectrum
Summary
The Harmonic Oscillator and the Position of the Vibrational Energy Levels
The Anharmonic Oscillator and the Position of Vibrational Energy Levels
Raman Intensity Annotations
Interferences and Side-effects
Absorption
Fluorescence
Thermal Effects, Photodecomposition and Laser Ablation
Ambient Light and Background Radiation
Summary
Enhancement of the Raman Signal
Resonance Raman (RR) Spectroscopy
Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
Working Principle of SERS
Chemical Enhancement
Field Enhancement
Preparation of SERS Substrates
Colloids
Sputtering
Electrochemical Production
Etching
SERS Active Molecules
Advantages and Disadvantages of SERS
Summary
The Analysis of Organic Dyes by SERS
Raman Instrumentation
Lasers
Classification According to Safety Category
The Operating Principle of the Laser
Lasers for Raman Spectroscopy
Detectors
Single-Channel Detectors
Multi-Channel Detectors
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Detectors
Semi-conductor Detectors
Filters
Dispersion Systems
Systems Based on Diffraction of Light
Fourier-Transform (FT-) Systems
Components for Transportation of Light
Sample Chambers and Measurement Probes
Noise in Raman Spectroscopy
Noise Originating from the Sample: �<sub>s</sub>
Noise Originating from the Raman Instrument: �<sub>i</sub>
Noise Originating from the Signal Processing: �<sub>p</sub>
Summary
The Helium-Neon laser
Raman Spectroscopy in Daily Lab-life
Calibration of a Raman Spectrometer
X-Axis Calibration
Y-Axis Calibration
Raman Spectral Post-processing
Digital Filters
Scaling
Deconvolution
Baseline Corrections
Interpretation of Raman Spectra of Organic Molecules
Raman Spectra of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
Raman Spectra of Alkenes and Cycloalkenes
Raman Spectra of Aromates
Interpretation of Raman Spectra of Inorganic Molecules
Quantitative Aspects of Raman Spectroscopy
Fingerprinting and Spectral Searching Algorithms
Raman Mapping and Imaging
Combination with Other Techniques
Summary
Micro-Raman Spectroscopy in Microbiology
Raman Spectroscopy in a Forensics Laboratory
Pigment Analysis with Raman Spectroscopy
Detection of Counterfeit Medicines with Raman Spectroscopy
Exobiology: Raman Spectroscopy Helps the Search for Life on Mars
Direct Analysis of Precious Art Objects
Responses to Questions
Bibliography
Glossary of Terms
Index