What advantages does Raman Spectroscopy provide?

Raman offers many advantages over other analytical techniques, it is:

  • Non-contact
  • Non-destructive
  • Requires little or no sample prep
  • Can be micro-analysis or bulk analysis
  • Can be solids, liquids, solutions and even sometimes gases
  • Can be remote sampling (on a production plant)
  • Relatively fast analysis- (seconds for most single measurement)
  • No interference from water (good for Aqueous solutions)
  • Inexpensive glass or quartz cuvettes can be used
  • Environmental conditions (temp/pressure/humidity) can be controlled in cells and cryostats

See the Raman tutorial for further general information on Raman spectroscopy