Discover the common applications, uses and more on how to simplify data collection while providing high-quality results for a wide range of samples.
Identifying and verifying chemical compounds is an essential activity in practically any industry. Spectroscopy measures the interaction between a material and a radiation source—in the case of FTIR, infrared radiation which causes molecular vibrations within the spectrometer. When you measure the frequency of these vibrations, you understand the molecular bonds within the material. As each material has its own vibrational fingerprint, each material can be identified in terms of quality and quantity.
Unlike many other analytical techniques, FTIR spectroscopy is generally non-destructive and very easy to sample. Sampling is a simple matter of introducing the material to the instrument and collecting data. Meaningful information comes back in a matter of minutes. While a trained spectroscopist may be able to directly analyze the data by wavelength and intensity, modern FTIR software actually does most of the work. Libraries of known compounds can be used to match the materials under examination for rapid, positive ID. FTIR owners can develop pass/fail criteria in order to verify materials, flag contaminants or troubleshoot processing problems.
Because of its ease of use, non-destructive, rapid sampling and clear-cut analysis, FTIR spectroscopy has been widely adopted and is frequently the first-used technique in quality control and analytical services laboratories.
FTIR power in a compact package.
The Thermo Scientific Nicolet Summit FTIR spectrometer collects fast, reliable answers for material identification and quickly verify quality with an integrated LightBar that displays pass-fail results for routine testing labs or the production floor.
When you need flexibility and productivity.
When materials analysis in production environments is your job, the Nicolet iS20 FTIR spectrometer offers the right fit. Its Thermo Scientific LigthDrive Optical Engine improves spectral quality so you can collect data 30% faster than previous models. A scan bar shows instrument status (idle, run, alert), while the integrated touch panel allows you to execute programs with a single touch of the instrument not the computer. Expand your capabilities to include TGA-IR, microspectroscopy, ATR and hundreds of other compatible accessories.
The ultimate FTIR spectrometer.
Manage the full range of applications across the spectral range from visible to far-infrared, and everything in between. One platform deploys multi-technique chemical investigations including TGA-IR, GC-IR, infrared microscopy, FT-Raman and dedicated NIR sampling. Focus on mission-critical materials analysis, tackle analytical problems from the factory or field, or develop the next breakthrough chemical compound. Ease-of-use, analytical range and advanced spectroscopy make the Nicolet iS50 the optimal instrument for multi-user labs.
Common FTIR Applications
Polymers and Rubbers | Additive Manufacturing | Paints, Pigments and Inks | Foods, Flavors and Oils | Forensics | Pharmaceuticals | Chemistry Teaching