Asbestos Mineral Analysis by UV Raman and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (pages 414–420)
Renate Petry, Remigius Mastalerz, Stefan Zahn, Thomas G. Mayerhöfer, Günther Völksch, Lothar Viereck-Götte, Birgit Kreher-Hartmann, Lothar Holz, Markus Lankers and Jürgen Popp
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200500303
Excited minerals: UV micro-Raman spectroscopy at excitation wavelengths of 257 and 244 nm and scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray analysis have been used to examine fibrous asbestos minerals (see picture). The fluorescence-free Raman bands give a molecular fingerprint that allows differentiation between the different asbestos species in the serpentine and amphibole structural groups.