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FTIR and Raman Microscopes and Microsampling Solutions

Find the best Thermo Scientific Nicolet FTIR Spectrometer, Nicolet IR Microscope or Thermo Scientific DXR microspectroscopy system that meets your daily needs and adapts to your growing demands. Complement your FTIR analysis with Raman spectroscopy to help solve problems and reveal new information about your advanced materials. 

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Microspectroscopy allows you to

1. locate points of interest on your sample
2. identify unknown materials using spectral analysis (single point measurement) or spectral imaging (spatial spectroscopy).

Let our trusted experts assess your workflow, so that you stay within your budget and have the capabilities you need (e.g., ultra-fast mapping, micro ATR, etc.).

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 SurveyIR Microspectroscopy Accessory + Nicolet Summit FTIR Spectrometer

Nicolet iN5 IR Microscope + Nicolet iS20 FTIR Spectrometer

Nicolet Continuμm IR Microscope + Nicolet iS50 FTIR SpectrometerNicolet iN10 IR MicroscopeNicolet iN10 MX IR Imaging MicroscopeDXR3 Raman MicroscopeDXR3xi Raman Imaging Microscope
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Frequency of useOccassionally or regularlyOccassionallyWeekly or daily Weekly or daily Weekly or daily Weekly or daily Weekly or daily 
User skill levelBasicBasicAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedIntermediateIntermediate
Sample size (Spatial resolution)100 μm25 μm10 μm10 μm10 μm1 μm1 μm
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Small area analysis  
Large area & spatial relationship analysis     
Degree of automationnonenone✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓
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Sampling form factorCoupled to FTIR spectrometerCoupled to FTIR spectrometerCoupled to FTIR spectrometerIntegrated dedicated microscopeIntegrated dedicated microscopeIntegrated dedicated microscopeIntegrated dedicated microscope
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Note: All IR microscopes require a PC for operation and data viewing.

Applications: Pharmaceuticals, Forensics, Cosmetics, Mining, Geology, Automotive, Polymers, Packaging, Paints, Electronics, Nanomaterials, Semiconductor, Food, Inks & Dyes

SurveyIR is a trademark of Czitek, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of Thermo Fisher Scientific and its subsidiaries.


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