Fran Adar

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


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.

Raman Analysis of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymers–Using 2D-COS for Identifying Structural Changes

November 01, 2019

Raman 2D-COS spectral data provide information on conformational changes of polymers. Here, Raman spectra of ethylene vinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymer are measured and interpreted, enabling a description of morphological changes related to the vinyl acetate group.

Measurement of the Temperature Dependence of Water Using a Near-Infrared Raman Spectrograph

June 01, 2019

The spectral behavior of water is studied using Raman with an NIR spectrograph and dual wavelength lasers for measurements of both the fingerprint and the OH stretching regions. Raman spectra are recorded between 5 ⁰C and 80 ⁰C, and treated with both band-fitting and the 2D-COS algorithm revealing improved insights into the spectral behavior of water.