FTIR bench and microscope

Brand/Model: Thermo Nicolet 6700 FTIR Spectrometer and Continuum IR microscope

Software: Omnic

Capabilities: Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer and microscope attachment capable of obtaining infrared spectra using a variety of experiment setups: transmission, reflectance, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR). A wide range of organic and inorganic compounds can be characterized. Identification is aided by reference databases.

Accessory: Smart Orbit diamond ATR accessory (bench), Germanium slide-on ATR (microscope), micro-compression cell with diamond windows (microscope).

Practical use: The instrument is used primarily to characterize the organic and inorganic components of small samples removed from objects in Yale’s collections.¬†Both the bench and the microscope components can be used to acquire spectra in-situ (without the need to remove samples) from smaller objects with the help of ATR accessories.

Contact: Aniko Bezur