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Mix and match: enhanced Raman spectroscopy instrumentation in field applications
Author(s): Bin Chen; Nathalie Cabrol; Christopher P. McKay; Chao Shi; Claire Gu; Rebecca Newhouse; Jin Zhang; Tuling Lam; Qibing Pei
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Paper Abstract

We present Raman spectroscopy analysis on laboratory and field sample analysis on several expeditions. Our measurements in mineral and organic composition have demonstrated that both mineral and organic species in low concentrations can be identified with Raman spectroscopy with no sample preparations and without instrument probe contact to the samples. Our laboratory studies on cyanobacterial biomat, and Mojave Desert rocks have demonstrated the promising potential for Raman spectroscopy as a nondestructive, in situ, high throughput detection technique, as well as a desirable active remote sensing tool for future planetary and space missions.

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Date Published: 28 August 2008
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7097, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XI, 709715 (28 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.802772
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Bin Chen, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Nathalie Cabrol, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Christopher P. McKay, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Chao Shi, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Claire Gu, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Rebecca Newhouse, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Jin Zhang, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Tuling Lam, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Qibing Pei, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7097:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XI
Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert Victor Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Paul C.W. Davies, Editor(s)

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