Project: Metrology for Raman spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy is a technique that uses scattered light to identify and map the distribution of chemicals and structures at the micro- or nanoscale. It is used by the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, nanotechnology and forensic science sectors and is a fast and non-destructive method. However, Raman spectroscopy is relatively new to measurement science and is not currently accepted by regulatory bodies for the approval of drugs, as the data it provides is not yet traceable. This project will address the regulatory needs of Raman spectroscopy, by improving measurement reliability, establishing traceability to the SI Units mole and metre, and by developing reference samples. It will also provide measurement standards for spatial resolution, depth resolution and confocality; a specific request from device manufacturers. The results of the project will improve the use of Raman spectroscopy for high resolution chemical and structural identification, with applications in experimental science, industry and healthcare.

Acronym NEW02 Raman (Reference Number: NEW02)
Duration 01/08/2012 - 31/07/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
4 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
5 Indian Institute of Science Observer India
6 Inmetro Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia Observer Brazil
7 Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut an der Universitaet Tuebingen Observer Germany
8 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Switzerland
9 King's College London United Kingdom