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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellows' Seminar - Infrared and Raman spectroscopies: from past to future. Where are we going?

5th November 2018, 13:00 to 14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Cedric Carteret (University of Lorraine)


After a brief introduction to the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter and the various types of spectroscopy, this presentation will focus on vibrational spectroscopy, especially to infrared absorption and Raman scattering.

Over the last few decades vibrational spectroscopy has become established as a powerful analytical method from the research laboratory to the process line in various fields such as materials science, mineralogy, environmental monitoring, food and beverages, forensic science, pharmaceutical, medical and clinical chemistry, biotechnology, etc..., primarily due to the extraordinary versatility of sampling methods, relative ease of use, and, the high accuracy, fast speed and nondestructive detection.

The technological and digital revolution of the contemporary world have dramatically sped up development in vibrational spectroscopy in recent years: size and costs reduction of spectrometers, ever shorter acquisition time, ever more extended scale of analysis (from the molecule to the planet), ever more varied environments, ever greater sensitivity, ever more amount of collected data. Where are we going? In the next future a versatile spectrometer in your smartphone?

Places are limited
and so any academic colleagues or students interested in attending a seminar should register online in advance to reserve a place. Places will be confirmed within 48 hours of receipt (subject to availability). Alternatively please contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

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