FT-IR Nicolet

General information



Key instrumentation
Nicolet iS20 Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared

The Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS10 is a FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy) Spectrometer that allows the determination of unidentified contaminants, conduct failure analysis, allowing precisely analyze mixtures, thanks to the spectral power of the Thermo Scientific™ LightDrive™ Optical Engine integrated. The FTIR is able to discern multi-component samples: the advanced LightDrive optical engine technology delivers higher spectral resolution (better than 0.25 cm-1) and single-to-noise ratios (50 000:1) to help identify possible contaminants or characterize defects present in small quantities. Its performance can be validated through an integrated validation wheel with Shott NG-11 glass and NIST traceable, serialized polystyrene film.

Technical description
The FTIR (dimensions 570 x 550 x 250 mm) is endowed with LightDrive Optical Engine components (source, laser, interferometer, and detector) and a solid-state, temperature- controlled diode laser that, thanks to its enhanced long-lifetime and temperature-stabilized design, guarantees accurate and precise data acquisitions. The spectral resolution is better than 0.25 cm-1, in a wide spectral range (7800 to 350 cm-1). It allows both Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR).
Research areas and applications

Polymers and Plastics; Analytical Services; Quality Control QA/QC; Pharmaceuticals; Education; Forensics; Gemstone Analysis.

Science highlights

Experimental team

Instrument Scientist
  • Laura Fazi
  • NAST Centre - University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • PostDoc