Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 22(7), 1043 (2006).

Raman Microprobe Spectrometer Installed in a Super-Conducting Magnet
Takeyoshi GOTO, Masayori SUWA, and Hitoshi WATARAI
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
A Raman microprobe spectrometer that could be installed in the bore of a cryogen free super-conducting magnet (10 T) was designed and constructed for the investigation of the external magnetic field effect on the Raman spectra of molecular aggregates in solutions and at interfaces. The performance of the present instrument was demonstrated by measuring the magnetic field effect (0 - 10 T) on the resonance Raman spectra of diprotonated meso-tetra-(sulfonatophenyl)porphine aggregates in an acidic solution. The Raman shifts of the aggregates were not significantly influenced even in 10 T. However, the relative intensity of 1123 cm-1 peak (ν(Ca-N)) was interestingly enhanced about 20% under the magnetic fields higher than 2.5 T.