Application Note: Confocal Raman Imaging: Solutions in Geoscience
16 November 2012

Raman spectroscopy has long been applied in geoscience, for example for the identification and characterization of minerals, or in the observation of mineral phase transitions in high and ultra-high pressure/temperature experiments. In most cases because measurements have been carried out in a micro-Raman set up very little detail on the spatial distribution and association components or mineral phases, or chemical variation could be observed. In this application note from WITec, by means of Confocal Raman Imaging such characteristics can be evaluated from large scale scans in the centimeter range to the finest detail with sub-micron resolution.