Raman Imaging pp 119-143 | Cite as

Raman Imaging of Micro- and Nano-Structured Materials

  • Valérie Guieu
  • François Lagugné-Labarthet
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 168)


Raman microscopy has emerged as a powerful technique to characterize anisotropic materials with a submicrometer resolution. The use of polarized light allows one to get precise information about the local organization of the relevant molecular groups through the determination of the most probable distribution function. Such a polarized analysis can be conducted under a confocal microscope but caution must be considered because of the use of high numerical aperture objectives. The molecular orientation can be effectively correlated with the topography of the sample when atomic force microscopy experiments are conducted on the same object. In this chapter, we present 2D and 3D Raman imaging results that have been conducted on mesostructured polymer surfaces and on functionalized metallic surfaces that can serve as SERS platforms. In addition, we compare the results obtained on semiconductor nanowires in confocal Raman conditions or benefiting from local tip enhancement.


Surface Enhance Raman Scattering Raman Signal Raman Imaging Raman Enhancement Polarization Configuration 
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The authors would like to warmly acknowledge all the collaborators who have participated in experiments, data analysis, and interpretations of the numerous laboratory results in this manuscript in particular, C.Sourisseau, N.Marquestaut, N. Sojic, J. L. Bruneel and D. Talaga (Institut des Sciences Moléculaires, Université Bordeaux 1, France), P. Yang and P.Pauzauskie (Chemistry Department, University of California Berkeley, USA). The authors are also grateful for the financial support from the CNRS (Chemistry Department), the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR), the Région Aquitaine, and the Canadian discovery grant as well as the Canadian Research Chair program (FLL).


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  1. 1.Institut des Sciences moléculaires, UMR 5255Université Bordeaux 1Talence CedexFrance
  2. 2.University Of Western OntarioDepartment of ChemistryLondonCanada

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