Molecules, Minerals, & Metals: A Story of Resonance Revealed by Raman Spectroscopy
Raman spectroscopy is a technique that measures the vibrational properties of a molecular or crystal structure. In this lecture he will present examples of the use of Raman to identify gemstones, minerals, and molecules under ambient conditions. Applications are found in medicine, biology, geology, chemistry, physics, engineering, forensic science, and in any discipline where there is a need for the non-destructive study of Raman-active materials. In well behaved systems, sub-monolayer levels of material (fewer than 500 mole-cules) can be observed using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) techniques.
Hope, Greg, "Molecules, Minerals, & Metals: A Story of Resonance Revealed by Raman Spectroscopy" (2016). Public Lecture Series. 76.