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Nicolet™ iS50R Research FTIR Spectrometer

Characterize new materials with unmatched flexibility and performance using our Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS50R Research FTIR Spectrometers designed for advanced spectroscopic studies. Modulate amplitude and conduct advanced continuous scan, time-resolved step-scan or dual channel spectroscopy applications. Designed with the Vectra-Piezo series interferometer, the Nicolet iS50R Spectrometer provides precision and signal-to-noise ratios not possible with air-bearing or mechanical interferometers that are susceptible to laboratory vibrations and acoustic noises.
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Equipped with state-of-the-art dual sources, triple detector optics, and multiple on-board digitizers, research spectroscopists will appreciate the precision and flexibility that Nicolet iS50R Research FTIR Spectrometers provide in helping them achieve their advanced research goals. Review key features of this powerful spectroscopy workstation below and convince yourself.

  • Step-Scan Control System and SST Electronics
  • Standard dual-channel digitizers
  • Auto-Tune
  • Rapid scanning for fast kinetics
  • 0.09 cm-1 resolution
  • Touch Point one-touch sampling operation
  • Four-position Quadraflex source mirror
  • Long Lifetime Polaris™ infrared source
  • Without iS50 ABX: Internal storage for two additional beam splitters
  • Mounts for J-port emission optics and Raman InGaAs detect
  • Three-position Paraflect detector mirror
  • Top-mounted DLaTGS Detector with KBr window
  • Aligned mounting plates front/rear
  • High-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • Upgradeable to include iS50 ATR
  • Built-in, wide-range diamond ATR
  • Accepts all Smart Accessories and many others
  • Expandable with the iS50 GC-IR and iS50 NIR modules
  • Ready to accept iS50 Raman Module
  • Compatible with Continuum FTIR Microscope and TGA Accessory
  • Ready for iS50 ABX automatic beam splitter changer
  • Internal storage for two additional beam splitters
  • Internal Validation wheel for SPV or Thermo Scientific™ ValPro™ Qualifications

The Nicolet iS50R FTIR Spectrometer is controlled by the proven Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ Research Software, providing a powerful Window-compatible interface for complete data collection and processing.

OMNIC 9 Research Software
All of the OMNIC Software standard features, plus advanced features to support research applications:

  • OMNIC Series for time-based data collection and analysis software for kinetics and hyphenated techniques
  • SST software suite of advanced research tools supporting:
  • FTIR Step-scan amplitude, phase, multiple modulation
  • Step-scan time-resolved spectroscopy
  • Dual-channel polarization modulation
  • Phase array operations for dynamic FTIR data manipulation
  • VCD intensity calibration
  • SpectraCorr™ Software for 2-D correlation Spectroscopy
  • MacrosPro for advanced workflow and application development
  • Extensive help system for SST features

Cloud-enabled FTIR spectroscopy
All Thermo Scientific FTIR spectrometers now allow you to store, share and interpret spectral data anytime, anywhere and on any device. Researchers, lab technicians, educators and their students can all use their Thermo Fisher Cloud account to gain easy access to their data with the OMNIC Anywhere app. Visit for details.