Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

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Don't miss the annual overview of latest advances and past decade trends in the field of Raman spectroscopy as determined by published literature and 2017 conference presentations, "Recent advances in linear and non-linear Raman spectroscopy"

Congratulations to ICORS 2016 Best Poster Awardees

Sylwester Gawinkowski, The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain; Jacek Szczerbinski, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Lucas Lafetá, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. See winners below being presented their awards by JRS Senior Associate Editor, Prof. Larry Ziegler.

ICORS 2016 winners


JRS paper awarded the 2016 Stephens Award in Vibrational Optical Activity - free to access

"A novel Raman optical activity instrument operating in the deep ultraviolet spectral region"

Many congratulations to Josef Kapitán, Laurence D. Barron and Lutz Hecht

Stephen Award winners 2016

Dr. Josef Kapitan (left) and Prof. Laurence Barron (co-discoverer of Raman optical activity, on the right) receiving their award at VOA-5

Recently Published Articles

  1. Theoretical treatment of anharmonicity of vibrational modes of single-walled carbon nanotubes

    Hengjia Wang, Doyl Dickel and Murray S. Daw

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5342

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    We report a computational study of the anharmonicity of the vibrational modes of single-walled carbon nanotubes. We find that modes with displacements largely within the wall are more anharmonic than modes with dominantly radial character, except for a set of modes that are related to the radial breathing mode that are the most anharmonic of all. Comparison is made with available experiments and other calculations.

  2. Laser crystallization of germanium nanowires fabricated by electrochemical deposition

    Sergey A. Gavrilov, Alexey A. Dronov, Ilya M. Gavrilin, Roman L. Volkov, Nickolay I. Borgardt, Alexey Yu. Trifonov, Alexander V. Pavlikov, Pavel A. Forsh and Pavel K. Kashkarov

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5353

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    Germanium nanowires with different mean diameters were obtained using indium nanoparticles of various sizes as centers of nucleation. Raman spectroscopy was used to establish the crystallinity of nanowires. Cycles of measurements with different intensities demonstrated irreversible changes in the structure. We explain this effect by thermal isolation of nanowires from the substrate and assume that it may be an advantage in thermoelectric devices.

  3. Raman spectrum of oxyorthosilicate Lu2SiO5: Ab initio calculation

    Dmitriy V. Nazipov and Anatoliy E. Nikiforov

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5346

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    Raman spectrum of lutetium oxyorthosilicate is calculated using density functional theory hybrid functional within the framework of molecular orbitals approximation. Crystal structure parameters and value of band gap are obtained in good agreement with experiment, but some differences are present in the Raman spectrum. Detailed study of vibrations has been performed using analysis of eigenvectors and isotopic substitution method.

  4. Statistical analysis of cuboctahedral silver nanocrystals Langmuir–Blodgett film SERS substrate

    Wei-Liang Chen, Yi-Hsin Huang, Hui-Yu Cheng, Tsung-Rong Kuo and Yu-Ming Chang

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5352

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    Laser-scanning confocal mapping has been performed to characterize SERS substrate composed by a monolayer of cuboctahedral silver nanocrystals made with Langmuir–Blodgett technique. Statistical analysis of the enhancement probability distribution allows quantitative characterization of the performance of the SERS substrate.

  5. Raman spectroscopy and ab initio quantum chemical calculations of ion association behavior in calcium nitrate solution

    Fayan Zhu, Hongxia Zhou, Xiufang Wang, Yongquan Zhou, Hongyan Liu, Chunhui Fang and Yan Fang

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5349

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    The main species were solvent-shared ion pairs or free-hydrated ions when WSR ≥ 16.3. The main species were contact ion pairs when 8.4 ≤ WSR < 16.3. The main species were the complex structures when WSR < 8.4, and the amount of CIPs and SIPs dropped rapidly.