Sampling Techniques for Raman Spectroscopy of Minerals

  • Leo E. Makovsky


When using laser Raman spectroscopy to study heterogeneous mineral samples such as ores and rocks, it is frequently necessary to isolate small homogeneous particles embedded in the heterogeneous matrix without mechanically destroying the matrix. For this purpose a simple masking device was constructed which, if necessary, can be purged with inert gas during illumination.


RAMAN Spectroscopy Excitation Frequency Hydrofluoric Acid Hydrogen Fluoride Plagioclase Feldspar 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leo E. Makovsky
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  1. 1.United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of MinesMorgantown Energy Research CenterMorgantownUSA

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