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Upcoming Dates

January 22, 2019 to January 24, 2019

Credits: 2 | Pricing: $1595 | Instructor: Gretchen L. Shearer, Ph.D.
8AM - 5PM
8AM - 5PM
8AM - 5PM

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Course Details

Course Outline
  • Introduction and overview of Raman course
  • Discussion of student background and interests
  • Brief review of basic Raman theory
  • Fluorescence and sample heating
  • Selection rules and comparison to infrared spectroscopy
  • Raman instrumentation (dispersive and FT)
  • Stereo and polarizing light microscopes
  • Lab exercises (interspersed throughout class)
  • Applications, including carbon-based materials, polymers, pharmaceuticals, minerals and pigments
  • Spectral interpretation
  • Library searches
  • Imaging and mapping (demonstrations)
  • Hyphenated methods
  • Mixtures and quantitation
  • Final review
What You Will Learn

How to use and optimize Raman microspectroscopy for a variety of applications.

Who Should Enroll

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.

Student Learning Resources
  • Detailed course manual
  • Renishaw inVia Raman microprobe
  • Each student will be assigned to an individual workstation with Olympus SZX-10 stereomicroscope and BX51 polarizing light microscope
  • All instrumentation, materials, and supplies necessary for successful completion of this course will be provided onsite by the Hooke College of Applied Sciences. 
Suggested Prerequisites
Satisfactory Completion Requirements

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:

  • 100% attendance
  • class participation
  • completion of all course material
  • completed and signed student evaluation form

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.

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