Raman is used across industries to:
Discern chemical make-ups and molecular vibrations of substances
Provide real-time information about body tissues
Measure and examine materials without damaging them during the sample-taking
Frequently asked questions about Raman Spectroscopy
What is Raman Spectroscopy?
Raman spectroscopy relies on Raman scattering, or inelastic scattering, of monochromatic light to identify molecular components. Raman scattering occurs when there are changes in electronic, vibrational or rotational energy. This wavelength change in light is also referred to as Raman effect.
What is spectroscopy?
Spectroscopy is a scientific measurement technique that studies the interaction between light and matter.
What is a spectrometer?
How does a spectrometer work?
A spectrometer splits light into colors, called a spectrum. The light is collected through a fiber optic cable, which allows the breakdown of light into spectral components. Those components are then composed into digital, readable measurements.
What is a Raman shift?
Raman shift is the data that shows the wavelength of the scattered radiation to provide structural and chemical data. Raman shift measurements indicate changes in energy levels depending on the molecule’s vibrational state.