Raman Spectroscopy

BioPharm International: Dec 01, 2014
Implementing process analytical technology for bioprocessing presents unique challenges, but the recent emphasis on establishing a thorough understanding of the manufacturing process is a key enabler of PAT approaches.
Wavelength: Nov 18, 2014
By Spectroscopy Editors
Raman microscopy is a promising technique for visualizing the distribution of molecules in cells. However, along with the benefits come challenges. This interview with Katsumasa Fujita, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Osaka University in Osaka, Japan, discusses his use of this technique for the imaging of live cells.
Spectroscopy: Oct 31, 2014
A method for removing fluorescence-induced backgrounds from Raman spectra using sequentially shifted excitation (SSE) is described. The method uses a temperature-tuned, distributed Bragg reflector diode laser to produce the multiple excitation spectra required to implement the SSE algorithm. Examples applying the SSE method to analysis of motor oils and edible oils are given.
Wavelength: Jun 23, 2014
By Spectroscopy Editors
The physicochemical properties of drugs are often very diverse and challenging to analyze. Spectroscopy recently spoke with Dr. Lynne Taylor of the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University, and the 2014 Coblentz Society Craver Award winner, about her on-going research using Raman and IR spectroscopy to study drugs and drug excipients - and the interactions of the two.
Special Issues: May 31, 2014
Melamine is a dangerous substance when it is used to increase the apparent protein content of food. In this article, the use of novel gold nanoparticles for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) measurements with raster orbital scanning sampling is described for the detection of melamine and other food contaminants.
Special Issues: May 31, 2014
The Raman technique is gaining widespread acceptance as an investigative tool for forensic applications.
Spectroscopy: May 31, 2014
Results of tablet matching measurements and characterization of packaging are presented.
Special Issues: May 31, 2014
This article presents developments in tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) that make possible nanoscale imaging of chemical and physical properties of graphene and other carbon species: Innovative integration of technologies brings high-throughput optics and high-resolution scanning for high-speed imaging without interferences between the techniques.
Special Issues: May 31, 2014
The sensitivity of a high-resolution Raman imaging system is crucial to the quality of the acquired information.