Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

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Online ISSN: 1097-4555

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Recently Published Articles

  1. A facile method for the synthesis of large-size Ag nanoparticles as efficient SERS substrates

    Yang Zhao, Yue-Jiao Zhang, Jin-Hui Meng, Shu Chen, Rajapandiyan Panneerselvam, Chao-Yu Li, Sain Bux Jamali, Xia Li, Zhi-Lin Yang, Jian-Feng Li and Zhong-Qun Tian

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4879

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    A simple seed-mediated method is developed to synthesize Ag NPs with controllable sizes from 50 to 300 nm. SERS spectra of Rhodamine 6G (R6G) from the as-prepared Ag NPs substrates indicate that the enhancement capability of Ag NPs varies with different sizes, which can exhibit over 108 enhancement factor.

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    Model-based pre-processing in Raman spectroscopy of biological samples

    Kristian Hovde Liland, Achim Kohler and Nils Kristian Afseth

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4886

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    Model-based pre-processing ensures effective and robust removal of unwanted effects in Raman spectra. It can be run in an automated fashion for many problems or can be tailor made to handle highly specialized cases. Combined with global shift correction, it finds the optimal combination of pre-processing and compensation for uncalibrated horizontal drift in spectral outputs. Effects on visual appearance of spectra, improvements in reference predictions, and reduction of replicate variation are demonstrated.

  3. OctTES/TEOS system for hybrid coatings: real-time monitoring of the hydrolysis and condensation by Raman spectroscopy

    Lavinia de Ferri, Andrea Lorenzi and Pier Paolo Lottici

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4881

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    The sol-gel reaction in the Octyl-triethoxy-silane/Tetra-ethyl-ortho-silicate system is monitored by Raman spectroscopy, observing the disappearance of the features due to Si-O symmetric breathing and CH2 rocking in Si-alkoxides. The condensation is tracked by the disappearance of the alcohol peaks and the growth of the Si-O-Si bending and stretching features. The organic fraction gives Raman contributions even after a week.

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    Hyperspectral volumetric coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy: quantitative volume determination and NaCl as non-resonant standard

    Arnica Karuna, Francesco Masia, Paola Borri and Wolfgang Langbein

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4876

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    Hyperspectral coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy is a fundamental tool in cell biology due to the ability to map the concentration of the endogenous molecules in cells with superior chemical specificity. Here we demonstrate the applicability of our hyperspectral CARS image analysis method for quantitative determination of the absolute volumes of chemical components in three-dimensional imaging. Additionally,we discuss the use of sodiumchloride as a standard non-resonant referencematerial for CARS alternative to commonly used glass.

  5. Stability toward alkaline hydrolysis of B. mori silk fibroin grafted with methacrylamide

    Paola Taddei, Eleonora Pavoni and Masuhiro Tsukada

    Article first published online: 8 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4892

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    Silk fibroin fibers grafted with methacrylamide were characterized by Raman and infrared spectroscopy before and after alkaline hydrolysis to investigate the degradation mechanism and kinetics. The interactions occurring between the two components make the grafted fibers more stable toward hydrolysis. Raman spectroscopy proves suitable as a routine analytical technique for quantitatively characterize grafted industrial samples, through the A731/A1004 ratio.