With the newly acquired “Horiba XploRA™ PLUS” Raman microspectroscope, plastics can be examined with high precision in three dimensions. Raman spectroscopy, which is equivalent to infrared spectroscopy, works with spectra that are characteristic of the specific vibrations of a molecule and are valuable for identifying a substance (“chemical fingerprint”). However, Raman spectroscopy can provide additional information about low-frequency modes and vibrations, which can give insight into the crystal lattice and molecular backbone structure.

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