Handbook of Raman Spectroscopy

From the Research Laboratory to the Process Line
(Practical Spectroscopy Series/28)

Ian R. Lewis
Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Howell G. M. Edwards 
University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

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August 2001 / 1074 pages, illustrated
ISBN: 0-8247-0557-2


Includes over 500 detailed drawings and photographs that clarify and reinforce 
critical text material!

This comprehensive reference/text covers updated 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.

Contains case studies that illustrate current techniques in data extraction and analysis!

Highlighting methods of Raman analysis in applications that are fueling commercial development, the Handbook of Raman Spectroscopy

  • introduces important instrumental measurement parameters 
  • reviews automated calibration in the industrial environment 
  • examines the use of Raman spectroscopy in polymer films and fibers 
  • presents innovations in hard-disk analysis, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and catalysis
  • demonstrates potential of Raman spectroscopy for studies in gemmology, archaeology, and environmental and forensic sciences
  • discusses spectral identification and management of standard spectral databases for pigments 
  • reveals insights into biodynamics and process control 
  • and more!

Containing over 2700 literature references, the Handbook of Raman Spectroscopy is an essential guide for general and Raman spectroscopists; organic, inorganic, analytical, polymer, material, and environmental chemists and biochemists; process and chemical engineers; physicists; instrument design specialists; biomedical and biotechnological researchers; forensic scientists; pharmacologists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

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• Theory of Raman Scattering 
  Laurence A. Nafie

• Evolution and Revolution of Raman Instrumentation—Application
  of Available Technologies to Spectroscopy and Microscopy 
  Fran Adar 

Raman Spectrometry and Its Adaptation to the Industrial Environment 
   Joseph B. Slater, James M. Tedesco, Ronald C. Fairchild, and Ian R. Lewis

• Raman Microscopy: Confocal and Scanning Near-Field
   Kurt J. Baldwin, David N. Batchelder, and Simon Webster

Raman Imaging 
  Patrick J. Treado and Matthew P. Nelson 

The Quest for Accuracy in Raman Spectra
  Charles K. Mann and Thomas J. Vickers 

Chemometrics for Raman Spectroscopy 
​   Jeremy M. Shaver 

Raman Spectra of Gases 
Heinz W. Schrötter 

Raman Spectroscopy Applied to Crystals: Phenomena
  and Principles, Concepts and Conventions 
  David C. Smith and Constantin Carabatos-Nédelec 

Raman Scattering of Glass 
   Constantin Carabatos-Nédelec 

Raman Spectroscopic Applications to Gemmology 
Lore Kiefert, Henry A. Hänni, and Thomas Ostertag 

Raman Spectroscopy on II–VI-Semiconductor Nanostructures 
   Bianca Schreder and Wolfgang Kiefer 

Medical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy In Vivo
 Raman Spectroscopy
 Gerwin J. Puppels, Tom C. Bakker Schut, Peter J. Caspers, Rolf Wolthuis, Matthijs van Aken,
  Arnoud van der Laarse, Halo A. Bruining, Hendrick P.J. Buschman, Martin G. Shim, and Brian C. Wilson

Some Pharmaceutical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy 
Adrian C. Williams 

Low-Frequency Raman Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Dynamics:
  A Comparison Between Different Low-Frequency Experimental Techniques.    
  Collectivity of Vibrational Modes 
   Ole Faurskov Nielsen 

Raman Spectroscopic Studies of Ion–Ion Interactions in Aqueous
  and Nonaqueous Electrolyte Solutions 
  Jose M. Alía
Environmental Applications of Raman Spectroscopy to Aqueous Systems    
  Ted L. Williams and Timothy W. Collette 

Raman and Surface Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering:
   Applications in Forensic Science 
  W. Ewen Smith, Caroline Rodger, Geoffrey Dent and Peter C. White 

Application of Raman Spectroscopy to Organic Fibers and Films 
  Stephen Michielsen 

Raman Spectroscopy of Catalysts 
  Israel E. Wachs 

Applications of IR and Raman Spectroscopy to the
  Study of Medieval Pigments 
  Fernando Rull 

Raman Spectra of Quasi-Elemental Carbon 
James L. Lauer 

Process Raman Spectroscopy 
  Ian R. Lewis 

The Use of Raman Spectroscopy to Monitor the Quality of
  Carbon Overcoats in the Disk Drive Industry 
  Andrew Whitley 

Raman Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory 
  Michael D. Morris 

Raman Spectroscopy in the Characterization of Archaeological Materials 
  Howell G.M. Edwards

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