Single Pulse Remote Raman Detection of Minerals and Organics Under Illuminated Condition from 10 Meters Distance
- Misra, A. K.
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- Sharma, S. K. and Lucey, P. G.
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- A directly coupled portable remote Raman instrument developed by the University of Hawaii has been shown here to identify several minerals, chemicals and organics from a distance of 10 m using a single laser pulse in a well illuminated background. Raman spectra, obtained during a very short period of time, of common minerals e.g., dolomite, calcite, marble, barite, gypsum, quarts, rutile, fluorapatite etc. clearly show Raman features which could be used as fingerprints for mineral identification. Raman features of organics such as benzene, cyclohexane, 2-propanol, naphthalene, etc. and other chemicals containing various functional groups like oxides, silicates, sulphates, nitrates, phosphates and carbonates were also easily detected. Ability to measure Raman spectra with a single laser pulse would be promising for future space missions where power consumption is critical and a rapid survey of the minerals with moderate to high Raman cross section might be desirable for selecting rocks that would provide high scientific return or for acquiring rocks for sample return to the Earth.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20050174681.
Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, Part 13; LPI-Contrib-1234-Pt-13.
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