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Raman Scattering in Materials Science

  • Willes H. Weber
  • Roberto Merlin
  • First comprehensive application-oriented book with tutorial style


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Overview of Phonon Raman Scattering in Solids

    1. R. Merlin, A. Pinczuk, W. H. Weber
      Pages 1-29
  3. The Effect of a Surface Space-Charge Electric Field on Raman Scattering by Optical Phonons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 30-34
    2. Sanford A. Asher, Richard Bormett
      Pages 35-54
  4. Finding the Stress from the Raman Shifts: A Case Study

  5. Brillouin Scattering from Semiconductors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-108
  6. Raman Scattering Enhancement by Optical Confinement Semiconductor Planar Microcavities

  7. Thoughts About Raman Scattering from Superconductors

  8. Two-Magnon Inelastic Light Scattering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 230-232
  9. Historical Perspective of Raman Spectroscopy in Catalysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-272
    2. Leah Bergman, Mitra Dutta, Robert J. Nemanich
      Pages 273-313
    3. M. S. Dresselhaus, M. A. Pimenta, P. C. Eklund, G. Dresselhaus
      Pages 314-364
  10. A Case History in Raman and Brillouin Scattering: Lattice Vibrations and Electronic Excitations in Diamond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-368
  11. C.V. Raman: A Personal Note

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 446-447
    2. V. B. Podobedov, A. Weber
      Pages 448-478

About this book


Raman scattering is now being applied with increasing success to a wide range of practical problems at the cutting edge of materials science. The purpose of this book is to make Raman spectroscopy understandable to the non-specialist and thus to bring it into the mainstream of routine materials characterization. The book is pedagogical in approach and focuses on technologically important condensed-matter systems in which the specific use of Raman spectroscopy yields new and useful information. Included are chapters on instrumentation, bulk semiconductors and alloys, heterostructures, high-Tc superconductors, catalysts, carbon-based materials, wide-gap and super-hard materials, and polymers.


Raman scattering Raman spectroscopy Semiconductor Superconductor alloy ferroelectrics materials characterization materials science polymer polymers science semiconductors spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Willes H. Weber
    • 1
  • Roberto Merlin
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics Department MD3028/SRLFord Motor CompanyDearbornUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics, 500 East UniversityUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Raman Scattering in Materials Science
  • Editors Willes H. Weber
    Roberto Merlin
  • Series Title Springer Series in Materials Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67223-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08656-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04221-2
  • Series ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-2812
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 494
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Condensed Matter Physics
    Engineering, general
    Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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