Practical Raman Spectroscopy

  • Derek J. Gardiner
  • Pierre R. Graves

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Derek J. Gardiner
    Pages 1-12
  3. George Turrell
    Pages 13-54
  4. Don L. Gerrard, Heather J. Bowley
    Pages 55-76
  5. P. R. Graves
    Pages 77-101
  6. Derek J. Gardiner
    Pages 103-117
  7. J. D. Louden
    Pages 119-151
  8. Derek J. Gardiner, Pierre R. Graves
    Pages 153-154
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 155-157

About this book


This volume sets out to draw together the essential expertise which will provide a technical guide to the practice of Raman spectroscopy. The text deals exc1usively with spontaneous Raman spectroscopy and inc1udes some aspects of Resonance Raman spectroscopy. Chapter I sets out the essential theoretical framework using a simple c1assical approach and deals with the rudiments of polarizability. Many of these theoretical points are further developed in Chap. 2 where the scattering and polarization consequences of various sampling geometries and collection optics, on gaseous, liquid, single crystal and thin film methods are detailed. The relative advantages and disadvantages of the wide variety of hardware now available to the Raman spectroscopist are discussed in Chap. 3. Important calibration data is pr. esented in Chap. 4 along with an account of datä analysis techniques, inc1uding signal enhancement methods. Chapter 5 describes some of the techniques and cell designs that have been successfully used to study sampies under extreme conditions and Chap. 6 deals with the rapidly growing technique of Raman microscopy, providing a wide range of application examples and experimental advice. We recognise the difficulty in covering all aspects of Raman spectroscopy in a single volume and a section on further reading, representing what we feel are amongst the more informative references, at the time of publication, is provided for additional detail. Our hope is that Practical Raman Spectroscopy will help to provide a source of on-hand technical support and data for the practising Raman spectroscopist in the laboratory.


Raman spectroscopy calculus imaging integrated optics microscopy optical microscope optics polarization spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Derek J. Gardiner
    • 1
  • Pierre R. Graves
    • 2
  1. 1.Raman Applications and Instrument Development Group, Department of Chemical and Life SciencesNewcastle upon Tyne PolytechnicNewcastle upon TyneEngland
  2. 2.Harwell Laboratory, Materials Development Division, B. 393UK Atomic Energy AuthorityOxfordshireEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50254-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74040-4
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