Filling the need for a title devoted to Raman spectroscopy for this important class of materials, Raman Spectroscopy for Soft Matter Applications assembles a group of global authorities from various institutions to discuss their areas of expertise. In so doing, it provides an accessible guide for scientists working in the broad field of soft matter. Organized into three separate sections, the text covers: an overview of soft matter and Raman theory; Raman applications for polymers, including films, fibers, composites and nanocomposites, emulsions, liquid crystals, foams, and food; Raman spectroscopy applications in medicine.
Maher S. Amer, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Materials Science at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio.
Preface. SECTION I: INTRODUCTION, THEORY AND INSTRUMENTATION. Chapter 1: Introduction & Overview (Maher S. Amer). Chapter 2: Raman Scattering Theory and Elements of Raman Instrumentation (Philippe Colomban, and Gwenael Gouadec). SECTION II: POLYMERS, COLLOIDAL & FOOD APPLICATIONS. Chapter 3: Raman Applications in Polymer Films for Real-time Characterization (Giriprasath Gururajan and Amod A. Ogale). Chapter 4: Raman Applications in Synthetic and Natural Polymer Fibers and Their Composites (Robert Young and Steve Eichhorn). Chapter 5: Raman Application in Emulsion Polymerization Systems (Oihana Elizalde and Jose Ramon Leiza). Chapter 6: Raman Applications in Liquid Crystals (Naoki Hayashi). Chapter 7.Raman Applications in Foams (Maher S. Amer). Chapter 8: Raman Applications in Food Analysis (Nanna Viereck, Tina Salomonsen, Frans van den Berg, and Soren Balling Engelsen). SECTION III: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS. Chapter 9: Raman Applications in Bone Imaging (S. Gamsjager, M. Kazanci, E.P. Paschalis, and P. Fratzl). Chapter 10: Raman Applications in Cancer Studies (Young-Kun Min, Satoru Naito, Hiroya Yamazaki, Ehiichi Kohda, and Hiro-o Hamaguchi).