Raman Microscopy

1st Edition

Developments and Applications

Editors: George Turrell Jacques Corset
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121896904
eBook ISBN: 9780080540252
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th June 1996
Page Count: 463
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One of the first books devoted entirely to the subject of Raman microscopy, this volume addresses issues of great interest to engineers working in Raman-microscope development and researchers concerned with areas ofapplication for this science. The book is written by several world recognized experts, who summarize the Raman effect before discussing the hardware and software involved in todays instruments. This format provides an excellent introduction to this up-and-coming discipline. All important applications, including those in materials science and earth science are covered in depth.

Key Features

Includes extensive description of the instrumentation, the Raman microspectrograph, the treatment of data, and micro-Raman imaging Examines the use of Raman microscopy in diverse applications, including some of the hyphenated methods Summarizes the Raman effect Discusses new uses for this technology


Spectroscopists, microscopists, materials scientists, analytical scientists

Table of Contents

G. Turrell, The Raman Effect. G. Turrell, M. Delhaye, and P. Dhamelincourt, Characteristics of Raman Microscopy. M. Delhaye, J. Barbillat, J. Aubard, M. Bridoux, and E. Da Silva, Instrumentation. J. Barbillat, Raman Imaging. M. Truchet, J.-C. Merlin, and G. Turrell, Raman Microscopy and Other Local-Analysis Techniques. P. Dhamelincourt and S-I. Nakashima, Applications to Materials Science. P.F. McMillan, J. Dubessy, and R. Hemley, Applications in Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences. M. Truchet, Biological Applications. M. Manfait and I. Nabiev, Applications in Medicine. C. Coupry and D. Brissaud, Applications in Art, Jewelry and Forensic Science. Subject Index.

G. Turrell, The Raman Effect: History of the Raman Effect. Mechanim of the Raman Effect. Electromagnetic Radiation and Classical Light Scattering. Molecular Vibrations. The Scattering Tensor. Polarization in Gases and Liquids. Polarication in Crystals. Raman Bandshapes. Resonance Raman Scattering and Fluorescence. Postlog. G. Turrell, M. Delhaye, and P. Dhamelincourt,

Characteristics of Raman Microscopy: Excitation Focusing. Collection Optics. Absorbing Samples. Mocroscope-Spectrometer Coupling. Confocal Raman Microscopy. The Confocal Effect. Conclusion. M. Delhaye, J. Barbillat, J. Aubard, M. Bridoux, and E. da Silva, Instrumentation: Characteristics of Laser Sources. Microscope Objectives. Spectral Analyzers. Photoelectric Detectors. Fluorescent Samples. Fiber Optics. A Brief Survey of Digital Signal Processing. J. Barbillat,

Raman Imaging: Direct Imaging. Series Imaging. Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N) and Collection Time. Hadamard Imaging versus Global Illumination and Line Scanning. Examples of Applications. M. Truchet, J.-C. Merlin, and G. Turrel, Raman


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About the Editor

George Turrell

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Sciences and Technology of Lille, France

Jacques Corset

Jacques Corset is the director of "Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman" CNRS located both at Thiais and at the University of Lille, France. His research has been concentrated on the application of near-infrared, infrared and Raman spectroscopy to the study of solutions and electrolytes, viz. the structure and reactivity of ionic species in solution. He has supervised twelve theses and published more than ninety scientific papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman


@qu:"This book will be useful to a braod range of practising analysts and spectroscopists, who will find the literature up-to-date and extremely useful...This recommends the book to potential new practitioners, who may then best assess the evaluation of the technique for their own applications...this book does an excellent task in presenting Raman spectroscopy to a multifaceted scientific audience. The many examples cited will interest workers in a wide range of fields, from solid-state physics...to biological scientists (studies of single cells). This book is highly recommended for purchase and will quickly become a classic of its type." @source:--H.G.M. Edwards in MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY