8d. Raman Spectroscopy at Longer Excitation Wavelengths Applied to the Forensic Analysis of Archaeological Specimens: A Novel Aspect of Forensic Geoscience

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

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch8d

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Edwards, H. G.M. (2012) Raman Spectroscopy at Longer Excitation Wavelengths Applied to the Forensic Analysis of Archaeological Specimens: A Novel Aspect of Forensic Geoscience, 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.ch8d

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

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 geoscience, and Raman, at longer excitation wavelengths;
  • Raman spectroscopy, and non-destructive characterisation of archaeological materials;
  • non-destructive nature, examination of archaeological artefacts;
  • in situ examination of artefacts, without detachment of representative specimens;
  • Raman spectroscopy for samples, weak scattering from water molecules;
  • long wavelength excitation and benefits, reduced fluorescence, sample viability;
  • long wavelength excitation, in biogeological materials and skeletal remains;
  • identification of resins in antiquity by Raman, a challenging problem;
  • Raman spectroscopy of archaeological hard tissue, novel information on degradation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental

  • Results and Discussion

  • Human Tissues and Skeletal Remains

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References