Raman spectroscopy is an essential tool for measurement of the molecular composition of nearly any sample. Briefly described, about one in every million photons that impinges on a material scatters with a slight shift in energy corresponding to a deficit (or addition) related to a ro-vibrational quantum of energy. By measuring the scattered spectrum, rejecting the incident laser light, we can determine the molecular characteristics of the sample.
There are broad applications for Raman spectroscopy both in laboratories and in industrial settings. Raman can be used for reaction monitoring, sample identification, and dynamic changes during processes. For example, Raman can monitor surface changes to catalysts during reactions. Let us know how we can help apply Raman spectroscopy to your challenging measurement needs!