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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy


Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is one of the most powerful spectroscopy methods in analytical chemistry. Infrared spectroscopy reveals information about the vibrational states of a molecule. The intensity and spectral position of IR absorption bands allow the identification of the structural elements of molecule. In an FTIR spectrometer the infrared spectrum is obtained by first collecting an interferogram of a sample signal using an interferometer and then performing a Fourier transform on the interferogram. The advantage is that data is collected at many wavelengths simultaneously (rather then consecutively) resulting in faster and more sensitive measurements. Our instrument is Nicolet 6700 FTIR spectrometer from Thermo Scientific equipped with CsI beamsplitter and several accessories to measure in transmission, grazing-angle reflection and attenuated total reflection modes.

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  • CsI beam splitter: 6400-200 cm-1 spectral range
  • DTGS/CsI detector
  • Electronically temperature controlled IR source: ETC EverGlo
  • SmartOrbit ATR accessory with Ge cristal: 5500-700 cm-1
  • SmartSAGA grazing-angle specular reflectance accessory with fixed 80º incidence angle and Ge polarizer.
  • OMNIC Spectroscopy software


In order to book the equipment, please contact Marc Arnau Roca ().