Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectrometers (FTIR)

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What is FTIR?

Named for the use of the Fourier transform mathematical process, Fourier transform infra-red technology converts raw data into an infrared spectrum of absorption or emission of a solid, liquid or gas.

FTIR spectroscopy is a vital analytical technique used in laboratories around the world due to its versatility and simplicity. It is non-destructive and delivers fast, on-site results thanks to advanced handheld technology.

FTIR spectrometers simultaneously collect high spectral resolution data over a wide spectral range. Compared to a dispersive infra-red spectrometer, which measures intensity over a narrow range of wavelengths at a time, FTIR analysis is performed at a much faster rate.

How Does FTIR Work?

As mentioned, FTIR uses the mathematical transform called the Fourier Transform, which decomposes functions depending on space or time into functions depending on spatial or temporal frequency. The use of this transform in FTIR allows us to convert the detector signal from a time domain into the frequency domain, resulting in the FTIR spectrum.

Common Applications For FTIR

When polymers and plastics absorb infrared light, typically in the mid-infrared region, the resulting spectrum reveals a distinctive quality that can be used to quickly screen and test samples.

Our range of Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectrometers are reliable and cost-effective analytical instruments for the detection of polymers and the analysis of plastic materials.

FTIR spectroscopy is an established technique for determining qualitative mineral identification. This is possible because minerals have characteristic absorption bands in the mid-range of the infrared.

Our FTIR devices make this mineral identification technique fast and non-destructive.

FTIR spectroscopy is a powerful and accurate device in the studies on degradation products that are formed due to aging or deterioration.

Since FTIR spectroscopy is a fast, low-cost, and insightful measurement, it is commonly used as a complement or replacement for more expensive and less practical soil analysis tools.

FTIR spectroscopy can be used for the dating of a wide range of historical and artistic artefacts. The technique is popular because its small samples can be directly analysed quickly and effectively.

FTIR spectroscopy provides powerful analytical opportunities in many areas of production and quality control. It covers a variety of chemical applications, especially in the analysis of
organic compounds.

At Portable Analytical Solutions, we have a wide range of FTIR spectrometers that address the quality control and quality assurance needs in laboratories.

When polymers and plastics absorb infrared light, typically in the mid-infrared region, the resulting spectrum reveals a distinctive quality that can be used to quickly screen and test samples.

Our range of Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectrometers are reliable and cost-effective analytical instruments for the detection of polymers and the analysis of plastic materials.

FTIR spectroscopy is an established technique for determining qualitative mineral identification. This is possible because minerals have characteristic absorption bands in the mid-range of the infrared.

Our FTIR devices make this mineral identification technique fast and non-destructive.

FTIR spectroscopy is a powerful and accurate device in the studies on degradation products that are formed due to aging or deterioration.

Since FTIR spectroscopy is a fast, low-cost, and insightful measurement, it is commonly used as a complement or replacement for more expensive and less practical soil analysis tools.

FTIR spectroscopy can be used for the dating of a wide range of historical and artistic artefacts. The technique is popular because its small samples can be directly analysed quickly and effectively.

FTIR spectroscopy provides powerful analytical opportunities in many areas of production and quality control. It covers a variety of chemical applications, especially in the analysis of
organic compounds.

At Portable Analytical Solutions, we have a wide range of FTIR spectrometers that address the quality control and quality assurance needs in laboratories.

Which FTIR Spectrometer Best Suits Your Needs?

Whilst All Our FTIR Instruments Undertake A Similar Process For Collecting High Spectral Resolution Data, They Serve Their Own Unique Purpose.

Our Range Of Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectrometers

Portable Analytical Solutions provides comprehensive knowledge and support across our range of Agilent Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) Spectrometers. Our FTIR range includes the fastest and most accurate devices available worldwide.

From mineral identification to soil science, we have the perfect FTIR solution no matter what industry or application you are after.

View our range of leading FTIR spectroscopy instruments.

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