In the field of chemical spectroscopy, there are an unlimited number of applications. Chemical reactions are dynamic processes that vary with changing conditions which result in a various way of techniques. From enzyme reactions within our cells to photosynthesis in leaves, chemical reactions play a vital role in every aspect of our lives. Factors like concentration, temperature, pressure and the presence of a catalyst affect the speed of a reaction. The study of chemical kinetics is used to characterize these processes and improve our understanding of how these factors and others change the outcome of a chemical reaction.
One of the most evolving techniques for monitoring chemical reactions is Raman Spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopy is especially useful for product identification, reaction monitoring, remote
sensing and any other applicable measurement. It provides an invaluable analytical tool for molecular fingerprinting as well as monitoring changes in molecular bond structure (e.g. state changes and stresses & strains).
Avantes uses the high-sensitivity AvaSpec spectrometers in combination with a wide variety of lasers (including 532, 633 and 785 nm) to give you the best result for your Raman measurements. The spectrometers are appropriately configured according to the wavelength of the laser. Read more in our Raman section
Fluorescence is also used very often to investigate the behavior of Chemical compounds.Fluorescence spectroscopy, also known as fluorometry or spectrofluorometry, is a type of electromagnetic spectroscopy, which analyzes fluorescence from a sample. It involves using a beam of light that excites the electrons in molecules of certain compounds and causes them to emit light; typically, but not necessarily, visible light. It is a useful technique in many biological (chlorophyll and carotenoid), biochemical (fluorescence diagnosis of malignancies) and environmental applications. Read more about Fluorescence and our special Fluorescence set up Bundle.
- Raman Product Bundles
- pdf Polymer Testing (267 KB)
- pdf Free-Form Optics Enhanced Confocal Raman Spectroscopy for Optofluidic Lab-on-Chips (4.25 MB)
- pdf In Situ UV Visible and Raman Spectroscopy for Gas Liquid Solid Systems (4.21 MB)