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Deciphering UV Spectroscopy on Earth and Mars

Roppel, Ryan (2024) Deciphering UV Spectroscopy on Earth and Mars. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Spectroscopy consists of a variety of techniques that often probe materials with light. Light can be absorbed and excite particular chromophores that give insight into electronic structure or can be scattered that gives insight into vibrational structure. To enable successful measurements, one needs to understand the technology behind the spectroscopy and what parameters can be adjusted to affect signal to noise. The thesis presented here illustrates how absorption, fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopies can all be employed to determine the structure of molecules on Earth and how we can use analog datasets to predict what we observe on Mars.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Roppel, Ryanrdr38@pitt.edurdr380000-0002-1782-1388
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairAsher, Sanford
Committee MemberLaaser,
Committee MemberGarrett-Roe,
Committee MemberBhartia,
Date: 10 January 2024
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 1 December 2023
Approval Date: 10 January 2024
Submission Date: 5 December 2023
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 107
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-linear, Raman, fluorescence, deep UV, Mars, organics
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2024 14:26
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 14:26


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