Raman Computer Aided Training
 
Overview
This MATLAB-based application intends to replicate the operation of a Raman spectrometer for new users, providing an environment for quick, effective instruction where users can investigate parametrization without fear of sample/instrument damage. Most importantly, this app seeks to facilitate the devolpment of intuition regarding spectroscopic data collection best practices using MoO3/P25 as a model system. 
 
Installation
1.   Download RamanCAT.mlappinstall 
 
 
2.   Open MATLAB. Once opened, double click on the downloaded file.
3.   A window will appear. Click on Install.
4.   Click on the "APPS" tab of your MATLAB window. Then click on the drop down list. You should see the Raman App icon on the second line. Click on it.
5.   The App window has now opened. Select from the "Dataset" drop-down menu the MoO3/P25. Note that (at least for now) when initially starting the app you must always select the dataset before pressing any of the other buttons. The spectrum graph is displayed for the given parameters.
6.   Feel free to play around with different set of parameters. Change the values of the parameters, the spectral range, compare spectra etc. Make sure to check out the saturated plot as well (grating 1800, acquisition 100, laser intensity 100, accumulation 1).

Features
Once the app is initialized, the user can bring up the provided spectra by navigating to the "Sample" bar and selecting MoO3/P25 from the drop-down list. From here, the user is free to vary the standard collection parameters changed during the course of a Raman experiment. These parameters can be changed either by using the interactive scroll bars or the arrow keys provided next to the numerical output. Special attention should be paid towards the changes observed to the signal-to-noise ratio and peak locations as parameters are changed, as these play a crucial role in spectrum analysis and the physical/chemical conclusions that can be made about a sample. Additionally, two similar conditions can be compared by first selecting the one parametrization of interest, then selecting the "Compare Spectra" box, and then inputting the new parametrization. This will plot two spectra on top of each other for a quick and detailed comparison, as changes to spectra are sometimes minor but important. 
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