Converting Renishaw Raman Image Data Sets in ASCII Format (CasaXPS 2.3.19)
Convert an ASCII file exported from Renishaw data as x, y, wave and intensity ASCII values.
Spectra and Images from Raman Data
A Renishaw Raman data set consisting of spectra assigned stage locations is used to illustrate how differentiation of Raman spectra with a rising backgrounds can be used to reduce the influence of background signal within the imaging data set thus highlight chemically significant variation in imaging Raman data. These chemically interesting spatial variations are used to construct spectra with differing peak structures characteristic of the sample material.
Reducing Raman Spectra to Component Spectral Forms
Using data from a mapping experiment, the relationship between spectra and images is explored using Principal Component Analysis and Vector Manipulation Techniques. Images are prepared from spatially resolved Raman spectra by integrating signal from spectral peak structures using quantification regions. These images are in turn used to extract spectra based on image intensity to classify pixels into 12 distinct locations with similar pixel intensities resulting in 12 spectra with differing background and peak structure. The reduced set of spectra are used to construct 6 component spectral forms which are shown to include the essential differences for all spectra measured during the Raman map of a tiger iron sample. These data were measured using a Renishaw Raman instrument at University of Western Ontario, Canada.