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Raman studies of Japanese art objects by a portable Raman spectrometer using liquid crystal tunable filters

Authors


Akira Sakamoto, Materials Science Division, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Shimo-okubo 255, Sakura-ku, Saitama 335–8570, Japan.

E-mail: sakamoto@chem.saitama-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Raman spectroscopic studies of a few Japanese art objects have been performed by using a portable Raman spectrometer constructed with liquid crystal tunable filters as dispersive elements. Interesting information has been obtained from the Raman spectra observed from ukiyo-e's (Japanese woodblock prints) and their woodblocks. The performance data and the imaging capabilities of the constructed spectrometer are presented. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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