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IRM Recommended reading

The following are a list of published, peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters that you may find useful, related to IR microscopy.


Australian IRM Beamline

Use of our microfabricated holder to study living cancer cells

M.J. Tobin, L. Puskar, R.L Barber, E.C. Harvey, P. Heraud, B.R. Wood, K.R. Bambery, C.T. Dillon, K.L Munro. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 53, 34 (2010)

Regarding the implementation of top-up mode
E.D. van Garderen, K.R. Bambery, M. Clift, G.S. LeBlanc, D.E. Martin, L. Puskar, A. Starritt, M.J. Tobin, D. Wang, D. Zhu. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 425, 042015 (2013)


Reference articles and book chapters

Vibrational spectroscopy reference series. Extensive set of articles.

P.R. Griffiths. Handbook of vibrational spectroscopy. John M Chalmers; Wiley InterScience (1942)


Reference article with an extensive list of IR peak positions (from biological tissues)

Z. Movasaghi, S. Pehman, I. ur Rehman. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews. 43, 134 (2008)


Good reference article on IR microscopy of living cells

H.-Y. N. Holman, H.A. Bechtel, Z. Hao, M.C. Martin. Analytical Chemistry, 21, 8757 (2010)


Detailed IR Microscopy book chapter focusing on biological samples, including spectral/imaging processing techniques

K. Malek, B.R. Wood, K.R. Bambery. FTIR Imaging of Tissues: Techniques and Methods of Analysis; Chapter 15. in book M. Baranska (ed), Optical spectroscopy and computational methods in biology and medicine. Springer Science (2014)


Transmission vs transflection

M. Miljkovic, B. Bird, M. Diem. Analyst, 137, 3954 (2012)

P. Bassan, J. Lee, A. Sachdeva, J. Pissardini, K.M. Dorling, J.S. Fletcher, A. Henderson, P. Gardner. Analyst, 138, 144 (2013


Spectral Post-processing of collected data

A. Hassani, H. Martens, E.M. Qannari, A. Kohler. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 118, 246 (2012)


Scattering correction methods

A. Kohler, M. Zimonja, V. Segtnan, H. Martens. Standard Normal Variate, Multiplicative Signal Correction and Extended Multiplicative Signal Correction Preprocessing in Biospectroscopy; Chapter 2.09 in book B. Walczak, R.T. Ferré, S, Brown (eds), Comprehensive Chemometrics - Chemical and biochemical data analysis, Elsevier. Vol 2, pp 139-162 (2007).


Mie scattering applied to synchrotron-based IRM

A. Kohler, J. Sule-suso, G.D. Sockalingum, M. Tobin, F. Bahrami, Y. Yang, J. Pijanka, P. Dumas, M. Cotte, D.G. van Pittius, G. Parkes, H. Martens. Applied Spectroscopy, 62, 259 (2008)

A. Kohler, U.l Bocker, J. Warringer, A. Blomberg, S.W. Omholt, E. Startk, H. Martens. Applied Spectroscopy, 63, 296 (2009)

N.K. Afseth, A. Kohler. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 117, 92 (2012)

P. Bassan, A. Sachdeva, A. Kohler, C. Hughes, A. Henderson, J. Boyle, J.H. Shanks, M. Brown, N.W. Clarke, P. Gardner. Analyst, 137, 1370 (2012)

N.K. Afseth, A. Kohler. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 117, 92 (2012)


Of biological interest...

General review article looking at the IR spectroscopy of proteins

A. Barth. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1767, 1073 (2007)


Identifies potential issues with the different fixation methods in use for tissue sections

M.J. Hackett, J.A. McQuillan, F. El-Assaad, J.B. Aitken, A. Levina, D.D. Cohen, R. Siegele, E.A. Carter, G.E. Grau, N.H. Hunt, P.A. Lay. Analyst, 136, 2941 (2011)


Monitoring the reversible B- to A-like DNA transition 

D.R. Whelan, K.R. Bambery, P. Heraud, M.J. Tobin, M. Diem, D. McNaughton, B.R. Wood. Nucleic Acids Research, 13, 5439 (2011)


Tissue acquisition and fixation considerations when dealing with biological tissues

D.M. Stitt, M.Z. Kastyak-Ibrahim, C.R. Liao, J. Morrison, B.C. Albensi, K.M Gough. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 60, 16 (2012)


Analysis of living cells as they progress through the cell cycle

D.R. Whelan, K.R. Bambery, L. Puskar, D. McNaughton, B.R. Wood. Analyst, 138, 3891 (2013)


For geological samples...

Invited review article, explaining sample preparation for use with IRM

F.W. von Aulock, B.M. Kennedy, C.I. Schipper, J.M. Castro, D. E. Martin, C. Oze, J.M. Watkins, P.J. Wallace, L. Puskar, F. Bégué, A.R.L. Nichols, H. Tuffen. Lithos, 206-207, 52 (2014)

Example article

J.M. Castro, E. Cottrell, H. Tuffen, A.V. Logan, K.A. Kelley. Chemical Geology 268, 272 (2009)


Near-field IR & other significant developments in IR Microscopy

A. Dazzi. PhotoThermal Induced Resonance. Application to Infrared Spectromicroscopy; Chapter 16 in book S. Volz (ed.), Thermal Nanosystems and Nanomaterials, Topics in Applied Physics, 118. Springer (2009)

M.J. Nasse, M.J. Walsh, E.C. Mattson, R. Reininger, A. Kajdacsy-Balla, V. Macias, R. Bhargava, C. Hirschmugl. Nature Methods, 8, 413 (2011)

P. Hermann, A. Hoel, P. Patoka, F. Huth, E. Ruhl, G. Ulm. Optics Express, 21, 2913 (2013)

M.C. Martin, C. Dabat-Blondeau, M. Unger, J. Sedlmair, D.Y. Parkinson, H.A Bechtel, B. Illman, J.M. Castro, M. Keiluweit, D. Buschke, B. Ogle, M.J. Nasse, C.J. Hirschmugl. Nature Methods, 10, 861 (2013)