The trade-off between signal strength and fluorescence background often dominates the choice of excitation wavelength for Raman spectroscopy. But what if fluorescence background could be eliminated entirely? UV Raman allows just that. In this application note, its advantages, the technical challenges it has overcome and some interesting applications are explored. It also explains UV resonance Raman (UVRR), a technique which can yield significant signal enhancement and increased analytical specificity under the right circumstances.
Advantages of UV Raman