Thermo Scientific™

Smart ARK™ High-Energy Throughput Multi-Bounce HATR Kits

Thermo Scientific™ Smart ARK is a stable, rugged, high-energy throughput multi-bounce HATR. The Smart ARK is the ideal choice for both research and analytical test laboratories. It is well suited for accurate quantitative and qualitative analyses because sample preparation is not necessary. Its high performance is a result of high optical collection efficiency and unique patented crystal design. The multi-reflection crystals work well for analyzing lower concentration samples where high sensitivity is needed. The Smart ARK is available with a wide variety of crystal types and angles with heated and flow-through options making it extremely versatile for addressing a wide variety of analytical needs.
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  • Proprietary crystal design allows crystal plates to be changed quickly, without optical realignment
  • Both trough and flat plate style crystal plates are available to suit the specific sample analysis: Trough plate version is optimized for use with liquids, pastes, and gels and the flat plate version is optimized for use with solid films
  • Crystal plates are coated with polytetrafluoroethylene to improve chemical resistivity and prevent discoloration of the plate surface
  • Pressure device has been optimized to reduce breakage of the crystals that can result from too much or uneven pressure
  • Crystal design ensures reproducibility and reliability with every measurement, which is especially critical when transferring analytical methods between laboratories with multiple spectrometers
  • Crystal plates can provide a suitable angle and material that results in an effective pathlength from 0.6 to 45 micrometers
  • Crystal materials are available for samples of almost any pH

Specifications

Crystal Material: Zinc Selenide (standard), Germanium (optional), Zinc Sulfide (optional), AMTIR (optional)

Angle of Incidence: 45 degree (standard), 30, 40, 50, 55, 60, and 70 degree (optional, depending on material)

Number of Reflections: 12 (with standard 45 degree angle of incidence)

Pathlength: Approximately 12 micrometers

Sample Volume (trough): 1.0 milliliters

Heated Option: Allows sample analysis from ambient to 100° C

Flow-through Option: For automated liquid analysis

Thermal Option

  • Capable of heating samples to temperatures ranging from ambient to 100°C, with an accuracy of ±1° C
  • Includes a set of non-thermally conductive handles that fit on the trough sampling plate
  • Insulated to minimize the radiation of heat to the sample compartment
The Smart ARK is available with a wide variety of crystal types and angles with heated and flow-through options making it extremely versatile for addressing a wide variety of analytical needs.

Recommended for:

  • Liquids
  • Solids
  • Semi-solids
  • Powders
  • Quantitative and qualitative measurements