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Primer on Raman Spectroscopy

Primer on Raman Spectroscopy

Our specialty at OndaVia is the application of portable Raman spectroscopy to quantitative chemical analysis. Although first discovered nearly one-hundred years ago, Raman has primarily been a specialty laboratory technique. Over the past decade or so, technological improvements have allowed Raman to move from a laboratory-only technique to portable, in-field analysis tools for a variety of fields. Raman spectrometers are used by law-enforcement for illicit drug identification, first-response teams to identify hazardous materials, and recyclers to determine the composition of plastics. In this blog post, I lay out the background for how Raman spectroscopy works.

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