The news reporters obtained a quote from the research, "We demonstrate that the instantaneous superheating of the colloid in the thermal print head does not adversely affect the surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy efficiency of the Ag nanoparticles. Furthermore, by mounting a compact piezoelectric inkjet head within a large-stage Raman microscope, we developed an instrument where all phases of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy microanalysis are integrated, with great advantages in sample handling, spatial accuracy, and colloid delivery reproducibility. The approach can be considered functionally nondestructive as the amount of silver delivered, and the area affected are too small to be detected by visual observation, and in most conditions, even by optical microscopy."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The method was successfully applied to the analysis of textile fibers, gel pen ink writing on paper, and a Japanese woodblock print dating to the end of the 19th century."
For more information on this research see: In situ microanalysis of organic colorants by inkjet colloid deposition surface-enhanced Raman scattering.
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