1. Introduction and Scope

  1. John M. Chalmers1,
  2. Howell G. M. Edwards2 and
  3. Michael D. Hargreaves3
  1. John M. Chalmers1,
  2. Howell G. M. Edwards2 and
  3. Michael D. Hargreaves3

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch1

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Chalmers, J. M., Edwards, H. G. M. and Hargreaves, M. D. (2012) Introduction and Scope, in Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science (eds J. M. Chalmers, H. G. M. Edwards and M. D. Hargreaves), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK

  2. 2

    Chemical and Forensic Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

  3. 3

    Thermo Scientific Portable Optical Analyzers, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wilmington, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK

  2. 2

    Chemical and Forensic Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

  3. 3

    Thermo Scientific Portable Optical Analyzers, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wilmington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749067

Online ISBN: 9781119962328

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Keywords:

  • forensic science, and its scope;
  • scientific principles in courts of law;
  • forensic chemical analysis;
  • infrared spectroscopy, determining molecular structures;
  • the Raman effect, important discoveries in physics of all time;
  • wavenumber-shifted radiation, of the weak Raman effect;
  • impetus to Raman spectroscopy, in molecular structure analysis;
  • coupling of microscope to analytical spectrometer, necessary advancement;
  • IR spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, in forensic science;
  • microspectroscopic capability, recording in nanogram to picogram

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Prologue

  • The Application of Infrared Spectroscopy and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

  • References