Nicolet iS20 FTIR Spectrometer overview

Maximize laboratory productivity and quickly collect high-quality spectral data with the Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS20 FTIR Spectrometer. An integrated touch panel allows users of any skill level to quickly analyze challenging samples and a multi-color LED scan bar gives users immediate feedback on whether the instrument is in idle, collect, or alert mode. Identify unknown contaminants, perform failure analysis, and accurately analyze mixtures using the spectral power of the built-in Thermo Scientific LightDrive Optical Engine. A 10-year warranty on the source, laser, and interferometer provide unmatched peace of mind for years to come.

Accurately discern multi-component samples. Advanced LightDrive optical engine technology delivers higher spectral resolution (0.25 cm-1) and single-to-noise ratios (50,000:1) to help identify possible contaminants or characterize defects present in small quantities.


Improve data reproducibility. A state-of-the-art infrared source eliminates hot spot migration, resulting in more consistent spectral data, especially through an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) accessory.


Streamline workflow productivity. A multi-colored LED touch panel provides visual feedback on instrument status for increased productivity (ready, scan, alert). System Performance Verification (SPV) assures day-to-day results are trusted.


Reduce cost of ownership. A 10-year warranty on the source, laser, and interferometer provides peace of mind; the LightDrive interferometer provides a 5-fold increase in relative lifetime over current interferometer technology, minimizing the need for replacements.


Share data anytime, anywhere. Upload data to the Thermo Fisher Cloud using this cloud enabled FTIR spectrometer. Students can upload, analyze, and share data away from the instrument using the Thermo Scientific OMNIC Anywhere App on their PC, Apple Computer, Android, or iOS device. All Thermo Fisher Cloud accounts come with 10 GB of free storage.


Be compliant, be sure. Fully automated validation test routines are available for IQ/OQ (installation and operational qualification), European Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur.), United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP) and China Pharmacopeia (CP); 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and data security packages are available.


Easily add new capabilities. The Nicolet iS20 FTIR Spectrometer is compatible with Thermo Scientific Smart Accessories, commercially available third-party accessories, TGA-IR module, and external microscopes to adapt to challenging sample needs.

Find more unknowns: Award-winning Thermo Scientific OMNIC Software is a familiar interface that now comes enhanced with OMNIC Specta software, including a library of > 9,000 chemical spectra, so that you can quickly identify unknowns with innovative multi-component search routines.

FTIR spectrometer applications

Polymer analysis

Solve problems quickly. With its integrated touch-panel simplicity, the Nicolet iS20 FTIR Spectrometer helps you quickly identify and verify incoming materials to avoid production line downtime as well as conduct failure, contaminant, and defect analysis.


Pharmaceutical applications

Keep the world safe. Regulated laboratories must have absolute confidence in the answers they provide. With its full suite of validated software and an innovative Audit Manager compliance package, the Nicolet iS20 FTIR Spectrometer helps you comply with Ph. Eur., USP, JP, and CP instrument validation.

FTIR Spectrometer for academic labs

Inspire young minds! Designed for easy operation, the Nicolet iS20 FTIR Spectrometer builds confidence with first-time users, helping to prepare students for the technology they will encounter when they enter the workforce. OMNIC Anywhere cloud-based software allows students to upload, share, and analyze their data away from the lab.

Analyze micropllastics in the environment


Infrared spectroscopy can provide valuable information about the origin of plastic particles, adsorbed chemicals, and possible toxicity found in our environment.