8c. Raman Spectroscopy of Ceramics and Glasses

  1. John M. Chalmers3,
  2. Howell G. M. Edwards4 and
  3. Michael D. Hargreaves5
  1. Paola Ricciardi1 and
  2. Philippe Colomban2

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch8c

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Ricciardi, P. and Colomban, P. (2012) Raman Spectroscopy of Ceramics and Glasses, 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.ch8c

Editor Information

  1. 3

    VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Gallery of Art, 2000B South Club Drive, Landover, USA

  2. 2

    Laboratoire de Dynamique, Interactions et Réactivité – UMR7075, CNRS, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie 4, Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749067

Online ISBN: 9781119962328



  • Raman spectroscopy of ceramics and glasses;
  • Raman spectroscopic signature, silicate glasses, portable lasers;
  • non-destructive Raman characterisation, as two different processes;
  • Raman spectroscopic signature, and wavenumber maxima and Ip;
  • genuine artifacts, discrimination from copies and fakes;
  • phases in the body, glaze interface, whether genuine or fake;
  • measurement, laser spot sharpness, micrometric displacement, mandatory;
  • crystalline and amorphous phase identification in ceramics, glasses;
  • Raman shift wavenumber, reflecting atom mechanics, geometric arrangement;
  • contactless Raman, and post quem marker combination, proof of embellishment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How to Discriminate Between Genuine Artifacts and Copies and Fakes

  • On-Site Measurements and Procedures

  • Case Studies

  • Conclusions

  • References