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Choose the best Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ FTIR Spectrometer that fits your workload, user skill level and chemical identification needs. Whether you run a Quality Control lab, a cutting-edge Research lab or a troubleshooting Analytical Services support lab, trust the leader in infrared spectroscopy to give you reliable data. With our rapid-response support teams, we help keep your labs running anywhere in the world.

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All Thermo Scientific FTIR spectrometers are now cloud-enabled, so you can view and share data anytime, anywhere.

Use Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to

  • Identify unknown materials (e.g., Forensics, Art restoration, Counterfeit testing) 
  • Conduct contaminant analysis (e.g., Analytical Services, Gemology) 
  • Reverse engineer new products (e.g., Materials Science research) 
  • Verify chemical structure and mixture compositions (e.g., Quality Assurance)
 

Nicolet iS5
FTIR Spectrometer

Nicolet iS20
FTIR Spectrometer

Nicolet iS50
FTIR Spectrometer

Nicolet iS50R
FTIR Spectrometer

Nicolet iG50
FTIR Spectrometer

 
FEATURES:
Spectral range Mid-IR Mid-IR Far-IR, Mid-IR, Near-IR, Visible Far-IR, Mid-IR, Near-IR, Visible Dedicated Far-, Mid-, or Near-IR
Automated range changing No No  Yes (ABX option) Yes (ABX option) No
Signal to Noise ⱡ 35,000:1 50,000:1 >50,000:1 >50,000:1 >50,000:1
Spectral resolution (cm-1) 0.8 (0.5 optional) 0.25 <0.09 <0.09 <0.09
Scan modes Linear Linear Linear, Dual Channel option Linear, Dual Channel, Step-Scan, TRS Research Grade
Number of external ports 0 1 4 4 1
Available accessories (details below)◊
  • Dedicated iD ATR series
  • Compatible with major third party accessories
  • Smart accessories
  • Full-size sample compartment
  • Compatible with major third party accessories
  • Microscopy, TGA-IR
  • Smart accessories
  • Full-size sample compartment
  • Compatible with major third party accessories
  • Microscopy, TGA-IR, NIR
  • Built-in ATR
  • Smart accessories
  • Full-size sample compartment
  • Compatible with major third party accessories
  • Microscopy, GC-IR, TGA-IR, NIR, PM-IRRS, VCD, TRS*
  • Built-in ATR
On-line, in-line, at-line sampling
Use environment Portable and Laboratory Laboratory Laboratory Laboratory Manufacturing 
ASTM, EP/JP/USP, 21CFR-P11 Compliance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsampling (spatial resolution) 50 micron 10 micron 10 micron 10 micron and monolayer coatings None
Portable

       
IDEAL FOR:
Process Analysis        

Materials Research    

✓✓

 
Analytical Support & Forensics  

✓✓

 
Quality Control

   

Teaching

     
ACCESSORIES FOR: 
Diamond ATR iD7 Diamond ATR Smart iTX Diamond ATR Built-in Diamond ATR Built-in Diamond ATR Customizable
Microsampling SurveyIR Microspectroscopy Nicolet iN5 Microscope Nicolet Continuum Microscope Nicolet Continuum Microscope Customizable
Gas Sampling Yes Yes Yes Yes None
Near-IR Module Nicolet iS5N FT-NIR spectrometer Smart Integrating Sphere NIR Integrating Sphere & Probe Module NIR Integrating Sphere & Probe Module No
TGA-IR Module No TGA-IR Module TGA-IR Module TGA-IR Module No
Automated Beamsplitter Exchanger (ABX) No No Built-in ABX Built-in ABX No
Raman Module No No Yes Yes No
GC-IR Module No No Yes Yes No
Advanced experiments       PM-IRRAS, VCD, Step-Scan, TRS*  

* PM-IRRAS = Polarization modulation-infrared reflection-adsorption spectroscopy
     VCD = Vibrational circular dichroism
     TRS = Time-resolved spectroscopy

ⱡ SNR in one minute, 4 cm-1 resolution, Blackman-Harris Apodization

Industries where FTIR provides definitive answers:

Polymers & Plastics ● Pharmaceutical ● Automotive ● Energy Storage ● Food & Beverage ● Cosmetics ● Cement & Construction ● Forensics ● Nanomaterials ● Paper & Paints ● Art Restoration