Using Raman imaging, wild-type and engineered yeast cells were compared for their ability to produce bioactive compounds. Raman imaging microscopy is able to visualize locales, relative abundance, and production efficiencies of biologically active compounds for the individual yeast cells.
SERS can amplify Raman signals, but to make the technique practical for industrial use, large quantities of substrate are needed. The approach described here could enable cost-effective, reproducible manufacturing of SERS substrates at large scale.
Perovskites are known to be useful for fabrication of solar cells, and their crystalline structure plays an important role in their electronic properties. Here, we show how Raman analysis is able to confirm the presence of the required crystalline phase for solar cell production.