Spectroscopy-09-01-2017

Spectroscopy

The Effect of Microscope Objectives on the Raman Spectra of Crystals

September 01, 2017

Molecular Spectroscopy Workbench

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The Raman spectra of a particular face of a single crystal can be significantly different if acquired with different microscope objectives. This article explains the underlying physics of changes in relative intensity and even peak position of certain Raman bands depending on the microscope objective used to acquire the spectrum.

The Carbonyl Group, Part I: Introduction

September 01, 2017

IR Spectral Interpretation Workshop

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An introduction to the IR spectroscopy of the carbonyl group, exploring why the peak is intense and showing how to apply that knowledge to the analysis of the spectra of ketones

The 2017 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award

September 01, 2017

Special Feature

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Russ Algar, the winner of Spectroscopy’s 2017 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award, is developing fluorescence assays and measurement systems based on quantum dots. One day, these methods may enable smartphone-based medical diagnostics.

In Situ Raman Spectroscopy Monitoring of the Reaction of Sulfur Trioxide with Polyethylene Fibers in Chlorinated Solvents

September 01, 2017

Peer-Reviewed Article

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The apparent reaction kinetics between SO3 and polyethylene are investigated in various halogenated solvents using in situ Raman spectroscopy with an immersion Raman probe, demonstrating the power of in situ Raman spectroscopy to monitor hazardous reactions.

Vol 32 No 9 Spectroscopy September 2017 Regular Issue PDF

September 01, 2017

Issue PDF

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Click the title above to open the Spectroscopy September 2017 regular issue, Vol 32 No 9, in an interactive PDF format.