Raman, Infrared, and Near-Infrared Chemical Imaging

Raman, Infrared, and Near-Infrared Chemical Imaging

Editor(s): Slobodan Šašić, Yukihiro Ozaki

Published Online: 26 JAN 2011 11:13AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470382042

Online ISBN: 9780470768150

DOI: 10.1002/9780470768150

About this Book

An all-inclusive guide on the analytical methods of Raman, infrared, and near-infrared chemical imaging

An underutilized technology, chemical imaging through Raman, infrared (IR), and near-infrared (NIR) is beginning to gain recognition for its non-destructive method of permitting visualization of spatially resolved chemical information. This type of analysis is triggering a groundswell of demand as manufactured materials become more complex and the need for greater scrutiny and less damaging research practices is at a premium. Concentrating on the applications of chemical imaging, this book presents a thorough background on the theory, software, and hardware employed in this analytical technique. With full examination of this rapidly growing field, this book:

  • Combines many different aspects and applications into one comprehensive volume

  • Discusses how chemical imaging techniques have expanded greatly in terms of instruments and applications, but have lagged in general awareness among scientists and industries that would benefit the most from them

  • Describes chemical imaging uses in key areas-biomedical, pharmaceutical, food, and polymer research

  • Has chapters that outline hardware and instrumentation for the different methods of chemical imaging

Encapsulating analytic methods without complicating the subject matter, this book shows where chemical imaging has been successfully applied, inspiring researchers to cultivate the exciting capabilities rooted within this powerful and multifaceted technology.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Hardware

    1. Chapter 3

      FT-IR Imaging Hardware (pages 55–73)

      J. Sellors, R. A. Hoult, R. A. Crocombe and N. A. Wright

  2. Part II: Biomedical Applications

  3. Part III: Pharmaceutical Applications

  4. Part IV: Applications in Food Research

  5. Part V: Applications in Polymer Research

    1. Chapter 14

      Vibrational Spectroscopy Imaging in Polymers (pages 261–281)

      Harumi Sato, Yukihiro Ozaki, Jianhui Jiang, Ru-Qin Yu and Hideyuki Shinzawa

  6. Part VI: Special Methods

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