Friday, April 5, 2013

New FT-IR Spectrometer

With the gradual decay of two older Fourier-Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectrometers, our department eagerly welcomes the newest addition to our suite of instruments.  The Cary 630 FT-IR spectrometer is equipped with three accessories that can be interchanged in less than a minute. The first is a standard transmission module that is pictured to the right with a gas cell. The second, in the middle of the photograph, is a diffuse reflectance accessory that obviously allows analysis of reflected, rather than transmitted, light.  Finally there is a diamond attenuated total reflectance (ATR) module, that also relies on reflection. This   accessory is shown attached to the main body of the instrument.  Details on the spectrometer and each accessory can be found at Agilent's websites:

Instrument brochure:

Accessory brochures: