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Raman spectroscopy as a suitable tool for biological and mineralogical in situ planetary studies

Proceedings of the Second European Workshop on Exo-Astrobiology 518: 399-402

Autoren/Herausgeber: Tarcea N
Popp J
Schmitt M
Kiefer W
Hochleitner R
Simon G
Hilchenbach M
Hofer S
Stuffler T
Erschienen: 2002

In the last few years Raman spectroscopy has been identified as a possible method for in situ planetary analysis. The most important fields Raman spectroscopy is addressing are the mineralogical and organic/biological analysis on the micrometer size scale. Some of the advantages and the limitations of Raman spectroscopy as a method of investigation for future planetary missions are discussed here, and as an illustration, this method has been used for analysing meteorite material of martian origin.