Graphene – Carbon’s Fascinating Allotrope

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  • 1:04PM Oct 22, 2015
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Article by Mark Sparrow This is the second in a series of blog posts on Raman spectroscopy by Scientist Mark Sparrow, an expert in Raman Spectroscopy analysis, electron and optical microscopy, EDS, FTIR spectroscopy, thermal methods and mercury porosimetry.  Carbon has the most allotropes–forms of carbon that differ from each other at the molecular level […]

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How Raman Spectroscopy Identifies the Polymorphs of Silica (SiO2)

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  • 9:00AM Sep 02, 2015
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Article by Mark Sparrow, an expert in Raman Spectroscopy analysis, electron and optical microscopy, EDS, FTIR spectroscopy, thermal methods and mercury porosimetry. Why is it Important to Identify the Polymorphs of Crystalline Silica? Silicon dioxide, or crystalline silica, is one of the most common minerals on earth and is mostly obtained by the mining and purification […]

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Silicon Wafer Manufacturing Stress and Defects

Problems with Silicon Wafer Stress? Raman Can Help Identify and Prevent Processing Defects

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  • 2:40AM Feb 21, 2014
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As a silicon wafer manufacturer, you are faced with pressure to increase yield and speed up the manufacturing process—all while maintaining your product’s quality. Altering even minor processing parameters can generate stress on a wafer’s crystal lattice leading to an increased number of damaged or defective devices on a given wafer. Because most strain patterns […]

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Can Raman Spectroscopy Shed Light on your Biotechnology Challenges?

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  • 5:04PM Oct 29, 2013
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Challenges in the field of biotechnology are always evolving. So, too, must our tools and techniques for solving novel problems. Although Raman analysis has been around since 1928, the scientific community is only now beginning to embrace this technology’s improved capabilities, portability, and low cost. Raman analyses provide insight across the entire product lifecycle, from […]

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