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Fourier Transform Raman Instrumentation

Raman Spectroscopy

  1. Howell G. Edwards

Published Online: 20 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a6403.pub2

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Edwards, H. G. 2013. Fourier Transform Raman Instrumentation. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. 1–24.

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  1. University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

  1. Update based on the original article by Howell G.M. Edwards, Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, © 2000, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

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  1. Published Online: 20 SEP 2013


This article describes the instrumentation required for the observation of Fourier transform (FT) Raman spectra using near infrared excitation and contains a comparison made between this and other Raman spectroscopic techniques. Several application of the use of Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy (FTRS) in the areas of chemical characterization, forensic science, art pigments, archaeological science, biogeology, and space mission science are used to illustrate the principles and potential of the technique in analytical molecular spectroscopy.