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