Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer and Infrared Microscope

Bruker Vertex 70 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer

This is a research-grade FTIR with resolution to 0.5 cm-1, equipped with:

  • Temperature controlled transmittance cell system (Pike Falcon)
  • Single-bounce Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) accessory typically used for solid samples (Bruker Platinum ATR)
  • Multiple-bounce Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) accessory typically used for liquid samples. This unit has variable temperature capability and can also operate with a dialysis membrane in its flow cell to allow in-situ changes in solvent/buffer composition such as H2O/D2O exchange, pH changes, salt composition changes etc.
  • Detectors: MCT (liquid nitrogen cooled) for sample compartment; RT-DLaTGS (room temperature) for sample compartment; Microscope has its own MCT detector.

Bruker Hyperion Infrared Microscope

This microscope makes images of a sample using visible light and then acquires infrared spectra from points in the sample, guided by the visible-light image. For visible light there is a video camera and the X/Y-stage is under computer control. Collection of infrared spectra from multiple points in an image can be automated with points selected individually using mouse clicks, along a line or in a rectangular array. (The Hyperion infrared microscope is coupled to the Vertex 70 spectrophotometer and relies on its infrared light source and interferometer.)

  • Transmission and Reflection modes
  • MCT Detector (liquid nitrogen cooled)
  • Objectives: 15x, 36x and 4x (visible only; used for navigation), Attenuated-Total Reflectance (ATR), Grazing Incidence
  • Polarizers
Manufacturer: Bruker, Pike
Equipment Rates & Fees
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Personnel Time$70$115$230$207

Valid through July 31, 2024. Rates are hourly unless specified otherwise and are subject to change without further notice.

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