Raman Spectroscopy and Confocal Raman Imaging in Mineralogy and Petrography

  • Marc FriesEmail author
  • Andrew Steele
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 158)


Raman spectroscopy has long been used in geosciences and a wealth of data and publications are available. The majority of this information originates from point measurements using micro-Raman setups. With the application of confocal Raman imaging, additional analytical possibilities arise with respect to analyzing the three-dimensional spatial distribution of inorganic as well as organic phases on the centimeter to sub-micrometer scale. This chapter will highlight some of the key aspects experimenters should take into consideration when performing confocal Raman measurements as well as experimental results showing the insight gained into geological samples by the use of confocal Raman imaging.


Raman Spectrum Raman Spectroscopy Thin Section Fluid Inclusion Carbonaceous Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of WashingtonWashingtonUSA

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