Other Applications

In addition to the applications outlined in the previous sections,
Raman can be applied to:

  1. Chemical Education (for qualitative and quantitation courses)
  2. Treasury Applications (identification of inks, pigments, and paper)
  3. Food Sciences (identification and quantitation of unsaturation, fat content, etc.)
  4. SERS (surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy) for Trace Detection
  5. Environmental Determination of Components from Fraction of a Percent to Percent Levels
  6. Glass and Porcelain (composition, glasses, pigments, etc.)

The chemical specificity of the technique, the non-contact and non-destructive nature of the measurement, the ease of sampling, and the ability to measure both organic and inorganic chemistries (where a chemical bond is present) make Raman a powerful chemical analytical technique.

Have an application that requires further investigation? Complete our Application Feasibility form to determine if Raman is a suitable technique.

Further information on Raman applications can be found in Handbook of Raman Spectroscopy:  From Laboratory to Process Line by Ian R. Lewis and Howell G. M. Edwards, Marcel Dekker, New York, New York (2001)

Application Resources
Title Category Format ID#  
Analysis of Fertilizers and Plant Tissue for Perchlorate Raman Application Notes PDF AN501
Determination of Unsaturation in Food Oils and Fats Raman Application Notes PDF AN500
Fast Raman Screening of Unsaturation of Fats in Pork Raman Application Notes PDF AN503
Improved Routine QA/QC Screening of Margarine Adulteration in Butter Raman Application Notes PDF AN504
Quality Control of Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Films Raman Application Notes PDF AN550
Raman Analysis of a Martian Meteorite Raman Application Notes PDF AN601
Rapid Quality Screening of Fish Meat Raman Application Notes PDF AN502
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