Fran Adar

Fran Adar is the Principal Raman Applications Scientist for Horiba Scientific in Edison, New Jersey.


Calibrating the Composition of a Copolymer

June 02, 2023

Raman spectroscopy has the capability of accurately determining the physical and chemical properties of bioplastics (polyhydroxybutyrate hexanoate [PHBHx]), which helps determine the maximum crystallinity a polymer can experience.

Effect of Sampling Optics on Raman Depth Profiling

June 01, 2021

We illustrate how matching the optical properties of the microscope objective with the sample properties improves the spatial resolution and chemical speciation in depth profile measurements using confocal Raman microscopy.

Very Low Frequency Measurements of Linear Alkanes

November 01, 2020

Low frequency Raman scattering measurements can be used to predict physical properties of polymers and the crystalline polymorphic form of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). These measurements are made by recording the Stokes and anti-Stokes side of the laser line with the laser centered on the detector. Spectra of polyethylene and linear alkanes were recorded down to 4 cm-1.