Ultraviolet (UV) Raman Spectroscopy

Peter C. Stair*

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Using an ultraviolet laser to excite Raman scattering has the benefit of avoiding fluorescence interference and increasing Raman intensity via resonance enhancement. The high photon energy inherent at ultraviolet wavelengths requires special precautions for sample handling to minimize transformations caused by laser-induced heating and photochemistry. This chapter begins by covering the basic theory of resonance-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and the instrumentation for making measurements with a special focus on sample handling and in situ reaction cells. The remainder of the chapter summarizes studies of catalyst synthesis, catalyst deactivation by coke formation, and catalytic metal oxide speciation. The identification and appearance of resonance-enhanced Raman scattering and how it can be exploited are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Handbooks
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSpringer Handbooks
ISSN (Print)2522-8692
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8706


  • Catalyst deactivation
  • Resonance Raman
  • Supported oxide catalysts
  • UV Raman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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