What is Raman Spectroscopy? Contrary to what you might initially think, it is not related to the popular noodle dish that you may have eaten in college – rather, it takes its name from C.V. Raman who is the physicist that pioneered it. And what it is, more specifically, is a non-invasive technique for determining the chemical composition of material samples by exposing them to electromagnetic radiation. Now, I am not a physicist, nor a chemist, but I can give our viewers a high-level overview of how this works. In essence, what occurs when Raman spectroscopy is used is that photons – or electromagnetic radiation – basically just light of some sort – is fired at a substance. And depending on the molecular make-up of that substance, and the way its molecules are vibrating, the light that is reflected back will undergo certain minute variations in its wavelength, which a raman spectrometer can detect and analyze. From there, the device can make assessments of all kinds of variables such as temperature, level, flow, or pressure.
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