Simple and efficient method for detection of traces of rare earth elements in minerals by raman spectroscopy instrumentation


  • Petre Makreski Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje
  • Gligor Jovanovski Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje and Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje
  • Tomče Runčevski Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje
  • Radojko Jaćimović Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana



education, Raman spectroscopy, minerals, rare-earth elements


As an effort to increase the knowledge about the abundance, distribution and geochemical behavior
of the rare earth elements (REEs), a simple and effective Raman spectroscopic method for detection of REEs
in minerals is proposed. The proposed method based on Raman spectroscopy provides a lower detection
limit for REEs compared to the modern analytical techniques. It could be practiced even in laboratories
equipped only with FT-Raman instrumentation. This simple, inexpensive, rapid and straightforward Raman
method for REEs detection in minerals is a convenient experiment for undergraduate and postgraduate
laboratory courses.


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How to Cite

Makreski, P., Jovanovski, G., Runčevski, T., & Jaćimović, R. (2011). Simple and efficient method for detection of traces of rare earth elements in minerals by raman spectroscopy instrumentation. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 30(2), 241–250.




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