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Instrumental techniques for infrared and Raman vibrational optical activity
Author(s): Laurence A. Nafie
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Paper Abstract

Vibrational optical activity has evolved to a sophisticated level over the past twenty years. For infrared vibrational circular dichroism (VCD), instrumental techniques involving dispersive and Fourier transform spectrometers became well established before the development of satisfactory theoretical methods. In Raman optical activity (ROA), there has been a revolution recently in instrumental techniques and a broadening of the theoretical basis for describing ROA intensities. In this paper we will describe the instrumental basis for the measurement of VCD and ROA and discuss the potential of vibrational optical activity for applications in process analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1681, Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis, (14 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137740
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Laurence A. Nafie, Syracuse Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1681:
Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis
David S. Bomse; Harry Brittain; Stuart Farquharson; Jeremy M. Lerner; Alan J. Rein; Cary Sohl; Terry R. Todd; Lois Weyer, Editor(s)

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