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Direct Analysis of Tapestry Dyes with Raman Spectroscopy

Tapestry is very important to the history of woven textiles. Egyptian cave paintings of weavers date them back to 3000 … Continue reading

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Raman vs SERS…What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever had a conversation with a Raman spectroscopist about the feasibility of a low-concentration sensing application, chances are … Continue reading

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Identification of Methanol Contamination in Commercial Hand Sanitizers with Handheld Raman

There has been an increased demand for commercial alcohol-based hand sanitizers since the outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).  To … Continue reading

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Substandard Quality of the Antimicrobials Sold in the Street Markets in Haiti

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Surveillance and Monitoring System, an estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating … Continue reading

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Transmission Raman and Content Uniformity Testing

Content uniformity testing is a standard pharmaceutical test to ensure the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) content in solid dosage forms … Continue reading

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STRam®: 1064 Making Waves

Raw pharmaceutical materials are frequently packaged within polyethylene bottles, or Kraft paper sacks in single or multiple layers. Properly identifying … Continue reading

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Historic Stamps: Cracking down on counterfeits with Raman

Historical stamps are cultural heritage objects that provide an invaluable amount of historical information. Holding a high monetary value as … Continue reading

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Nutraceuticals: Challenging real-world samples for handheld Raman

Botanicals are a well-known active ingredient within the nutraceuticals market. They are plants used for their medicinal and therapeutic properties. … Continue reading

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What is Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy?

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, abbreviated as LIBS analysis, is a versatile technique used to interrogate the elemental composition of a sample. … Continue reading

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Interview: Peter Muller Talks about Using the i-Raman Plus for Mineral Identification

Raman spectroscopy is growing in popularity as a tool for mineral identification due to its heightened sensitivity to chemical structures … Continue reading

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