2. Vibrational Spectroscopy Techniques: Basics and Instrumentation

  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.ch2

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) Vibrational Spectroscopy Techniques: Basics and Instrumentation, 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.ch2

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:

  • vibrational spectroscopy techniques, and the basics;
  • IR, Raman and THz spectroscopy, tools in forensic science;
  • functional groups present (or absent), pattern-matched to library database;
  • IR and THz radiation, energy continuum of electromagnetic spectrum;
  • the Raman shift, Stokes or anti-Stokes, and unchanged wavelength;
  • mid-IR, Raman spectra, fingerprinting tools characterising molecular structures;
  • forensic-type, using mid-IR and Raman spectroscopy;
  • relative Raman band intensities within spectrum, in quantitative measurements;
  • vibrational spectroscopy and instrumentation, in forensic-type measurements

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Vibrational Spectroscopy Techniques

  • Vibrational Spectroscopy: Instrumentation

  • Closing Remarks

  • References