Spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) is a powerful technology used for identifying materials inside unopened packaging. SORS enables Raman analysis of materials through thick or opaque containers such as paper sacks, plastic tubs, and bottles. Spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) is a derivative of Raman spectroscopy that enables high-quality Raman spectra of the contents of opaque packaging to be measured in seconds for an effective noninvasive material identification.
SORS Advantages for Raw Material Identification
SORS transforms the RMID process by enabling warehouses to check incoming raw materials directly in quarantine for better throughput.
- Opening/Sampling of containers in a sampling room is no longer needed.
- Moving and handling of containers is drastically reduced.
- 100% ID is achievable.
- Multi-point sampling (surveying) on a single container can easily be performed.
This Technical Overview explains how SORS works, and how it is used for raw material identification (RMID) verification to improve QC speed and workflow.
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