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Raman microscopy and micro-photoluminescence - extraordinary tools in the gemmologist's hands
For a long time, the eyes of the gemmologist and a microscope were the only tools needed in a gemmological laboratory. However, technological improvements have led to a new range of artificially treated natural stones and to synthetic gems that the human eye and microscope cannot distinguish. Today’s gemmological laboratories need to have instruments and skills that rival university research centres.
In this webinar we will illustrate through examples and real cases and the many analysis techniques available. Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopies have become the best techniques for the certification of gemstones.
Meet your experts:
Riccardo Tagliapietra, Spectroscopy Product Manager
Riccardo has been with the Renishaw Spectroscopy team for 24 years, contributing to develop the cultural heritage in-field applications for fibre-based Raman spectroscopy. His expertise in gemmology derives from long standing collaboration with major gems certification laboratories and advanced gemmological training.
Tim Smith, Raman Applications Manager
Tim has over 20 years' experience using a range of Raman research instruments. He has extensive knowledge and real-world use of systems in most application areas, however, his particular expertise is within Raman imaging and pharmaceutical applications.