Using Raman spectroscopy to characterize biological materials

  title={Using Raman spectroscopy to characterize biological materials},
  author={Holly J. Butler and Lorna Ashton and Benjamin Bird and Gianfelice Cinque and Kelly M. Curtis and Jennifer Dorney and Karen Esmonde-White and Nigel J. Fullwood and Benjamin Gardner and Pierre P L Martin-Hirsch and Michael J. Walsh and Martin Robert McAinsh and Nicholas Stone and Francis L. Martin},
  journal={Nature Protocols},
Raman spectroscopy can be used to measure the chemical composition of a sample, which can in turn be used to extract biological information. Many materials have characteristic Raman spectra, which means that Raman spectroscopy has proven to be an effective analytical approach in geology, semiconductor, materials and polymer science fields. The application of Raman spectroscopy and microscopy within biology is rapidly increasing because it can provide chemical and compositional information, but… 
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