Raman spectra have been measured for a number of nitrates, nitrites, sulfates, ferrocyanides, and ferricyanides, both in the solid phase and in aqueous solution. Accurate locations of peak maxima are given. Limits of detection for some of the compounds are given for solutions and for solid mixtures in NaNO3. Preliminary measurements have been made on core material recovered from the storage tanks on the Hanford site in Richland, Washington. Representative spectra are presented, showing that it is possible to observe responses of individual components from measurements made directly on untreated cores, with the use of a fiber-optic sampling probe.
Daniel R. Lombardi, Chao Wang, Bin Sun, Augustus W. Fountain, Thomas J. Vickers, Charles K. Mann, Frederich R. Reich, James G. Douglas, Beverly A. Crawford, and Frank L. Kohlasch, "Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Some Inorganic Compounds by Raman Spectroscopy," Appl. Spectrosc. 48, 875-883 (1994)