A homemade cost effective raman spectrometer with high performance
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The characteristics of a low cost, easy to construct, homemade Raman spectrometer are described and its performance presented and discussed. The light sensor of the spectrometer is a consumer grade EOS DSLR camera; the instrument uses a green laser pointer for signal excitation of transparent liquid samples, in transmission mode. The spectral resolution is approximately 15 cm-1.Construction, operation, calibration and image processing aspects are explained in detail. Good quality Raman spectra obtained for few pure liquids (benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and toluene) and mixtures (naphthalene – benzene – carbon tetrachloride and 96% volume rectified ethanol) are presented and discussed. It is proposed that the construction of the described spectrometer could be assigned as a project to student groups, under teacher guidance, providing a valuable opportunity of project based meaningful learning in several topics of Raman spectroscopy and optical instrumentation.
How to citeMontoya Rossi, E. H., Arbildo López, A. y Baltuano Elías, Ó. R. (2015). A homemade cost effective raman spectrometer with high performance. Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education, 3(4), 67-75. doi: 10.5923/j.jlce.20150304.02
PublisherScientific & Academic Publishing Co.
Category / SubcategoryCiencias / Física
Work typeIndexado en Index Copernicus International
JournalJournal of Laboratory Chemical Education
- Ingeniería Industrial