Accession Number:

ADA621286

Title:

Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Astrobiology Exploration on Mars

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

HAMPTON UNIV VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

We briefly reviewed the current knowledge of organics that may be present on the surface of Mars providing some clue as to what to expect in terms of meaningful detection. We briefly discussed the well known capabilities of Raman spectroscopy applicable to astrobiology exploration on Mars. Finally, details of potential limit to the implementation of SERS are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Biology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE