To define capabilities and limitations of Raman spectroscopy as it pertains to counterfeit detection of EEE parts and suggest possible applications to these ends. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of Raman spectroscopy including: Operator training; Sample preparation; Data interpretation; Computerized spectral matching including pass/fail criteria; Equipment maintenance and; Reporting of data.
If AS6171/8 is invoked in the contract, the base document, AS6171 General Requirements shall also apply.
This document is intended to provide guidance for those unfamiliar with Raman spectroscopy towards its use for detection of counterfeit EEE parts. Additionally, it is intended to provide guidelines for the application of Raman spectroscopy for operators and end users of the technique and to define the compliance requirements for laboratories using this technique.