This course is designed to provide practical instruction in the use of the Raman microscope through demonstrations and laboratory exercises supplemented with lectures. The role of Raman spectroscopy in the overall scheme of industrial problem solving is addressed. Mapping and imaging are demonstrated and students have the opportunity to collect spectra on a variety of samples covering a range of applications. These include, but are not be limited to, pigment identification, polymer analysis, carbon phase identification, polymorphs and particle identification.
Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own samples for analysis.
Class size is limited to six students to allow for maximum student participation.
See below for course outline and additional information.
How to use and optimize Raman microspectroscopy for a variety of applications.
This is a practical, hands-on course for new or experienced users who want to improve their ability to apply Raman spectroscopy to their samples and expand the scope of their applications.
Students are expected to successfully complete a variety of tasks in the form of hands-on exercises, laboratory exercises, identifications of unknowns, and quizzes. Students are notified at the end of the course whether or not they have successfully completed the requirements of the course based on:
Upon successfully meeting these requirements, a student is awarded a certificate of completion and CEU credits, if available. Those who have not successfully passed the course requirements do not receive a certificate or CEU credits.