New Analytical Capability

FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) is an exceptionally powerful analytical tool which is widely used in forensic analysis, the investigation of materials failure and the analysis of a vast range of materials from composite films to plastics, paints and adhesives. In fact, there are very few analytical applications where some type of FTIR analysis is not appropriate.

Due to the expansion of our analytical capabilities, we are exceptionally pleased to announce the purchase of a Bruker LUMOS II FTIR imaging microscope and a Bruker Alpha II benchtop FTIR, the Bruker LUMOS II being the first of its kind in Ireland.

The Bruker LUMOS II offers FTIR imaging in either ATR, absorption or reflection. ATR or Attenuated Total Reflection, is a sampling technique used in conjunction with infrared spectroscopy which enables samples to be examined directly in the solid or liquid state without further preparation. The instrument boasts a cutting edge focal plane array imaging technology and a fully motorized joystick controlled stage. The Bruker Alpha II is a diamond ATR spectrophotometer suitable for the rapid identity of unknown materials.

So what can this system do for you?

Well, any application for surface investigation, particle identification, material analysis and identification, are all within the capabilities of these instruments,  and if you are within the polymer, chemical, environmental or general manufacturing sector, these powerful intuitive and integrated tools will offer results which you can rely upon.