Caren Sullivan–Feb. 4th, 2016

I was extremely busy this week finishing up grad school apps so unfortunately not a lot happened in the lab. That being said, the Raman is back up and working properly (so I hear)! Also, I found some great SSRS articles that reference our original article by S.E.J. Bell. Since the articles are from the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, I was able to obtain them via the library at Lawrence. The references for the three articles are as follows:

  • Cooper, John B., Mohamed Abdelkader, and Kent L. Wise. “Sequentially Shifted Excitation Raman Spectroscopy: Novel Algorithm and Instrumentation for Fluorescence-Free Raman Spectroscopy in Spectral Space.” Applied Spectroscopy 67.8 (2013): 973-84. OSA Publishing.
  • Osticioli, Iacopo, Angela Zoppi, and Emilio Mario Castellucci. “Fluorescence and Raman Spectra on Painting Materials: Reconstruction of Spectra with Mathematical Methods.” Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 37.10 (2006): 974-80. Wiley Online Library. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.
  • Rosi, Francesca, Marco Paolantoni, Catia Clementi, Brenda Doherty, Costanza Miliani, Brunetto G. Brunetti, and Antonio Sgamellotti. “Subtracted Shifted Raman Spectroscopy of Organic Dyes and Lakes.” Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 41.4 (2010): 452-58. Wiley Online Library. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

Hopefully these articles will provide more insight regarding the SSRS analysis process. Furthermore, tomorrow I am planning to take Raman and IR spectra of the ink I painted onto parchment last week. Samples were painted in triplicate to heighten precision of data. Overall, I have lots of plans for the lab this upcoming week and am excited that the Raman is happily functioning!


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