Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

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Don't miss the latest annual review on "Recent advances in linear and non-linear Raman spectroscopy" - just published

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. Violaxanthin cycle kinetics analysed in vivo with resonance Raman spectroscopy

    Matthias Koch, Serge Zagermann, Ann-Kathrin Kniggendorf, Merve Meinhardt-Wollweber and Bernhard Roth

    Version of Record online: 17 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5102

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    A new approach to probe violaxanthin cycle kinetics in vivo using resonance Raman spectroscopy, baseline correction, and principal component analysis will be described, allowing studies with many more data points than possible with chemical analysis, as well as forgoing destructive sampling. Three experiments on the green alga Dunaliella salina will be shown, featuring both the light-to-dark and dark-to-light transition response kinetics.

  2. Determining alloy composition in MoxW(1 − x)S2 from low wavenumber Raman spectroscopy

    Tsachi Livneh, Dumitru O. Dumcenco and Iddo Pinkas

    Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5114

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    Mixed alloy MoxW(1-x)S2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) bulk samples are characterized by low wavenumber Raman spectroscopy. The absence of disorder effects in its interlayer motion (unlike for the intralayer motion) and the lack of Mo/W composition dependence of the shear mode force constants enables the facile employment of a reduced monoatomic linear chain model. The results provide a convenient and reliable means for systematically determining the sample Mo/W composition.

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    The behaviour of parent and daughter nuclides in aerosols released in radiological dispersion events: a study of a SrTiO3 source

    V. R. van Maris, M. Naji, F. G. Di Lemma, J.-Y. Colle, D. Bykov and R. J. M. Konings

    Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5076

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    During Radiological Dispersion Events radiological material can be released in the environment. Knowing the ratio between parent and daughter nuclides before the event can aid in forensic investigations. We have recreated SrTiO3 samples with different parent-to-daughter ratios and used fast laser heating to produce aerosols, which are then investigated by SEM, EDX and Raman spectroscopy.

  4. In-situ Raman study of phengite compressed in water medium under simultaneously high P–T parameters

    S. V. Goryainov, A. S. Krylov, O. P. Polyansky and A. N. Vtyurin

    Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5112

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    In-situ method of Raman spectroscopy was used to study the layered phengite compressed in water under simultaneously high P–T (up to 373 °С and 12.5 GPa). The implemented conditions were typical of modeling the “cold” subduction zones in lithospheric slabs. Raman spectra have demonstrated a high Р–Т stability of the mineral. No non-quenchable phengite states were observed.

  5. Characterization of phosphorus compounds in soils by deep ultraviolet (DUV) Raman microspectroscopy

    Christian Vogel, Manfred Ramsteiner, Ryo Sekine, Ashlea Doolette and Christian Adam

    Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5115

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    Deep ultraviolet Raman microspectroscopy was successfully investigated as a new approach to analyze the chemical state of phosphorus compounds directly in soil. We demonstrate that ultraviolet excitation has the advantage to avoid the interference with the strong fluorescence, which occurs in the visible spectral range caused by organic matter in soils. For some organic phosphorus compounds, intensive sample cooling is found to strongly reduce the rate of degradation induced by the illumination with the ultraviolet excitation light.