The FT-IR/Raman Training Course is designed for those users new to data acquisition and sample preparation. Laboratory teaching emphasizes measurement using various sampling accessories and spectral manipulations with the OPUS software. Three optional special topics are given on Thursday on specific advanced techniques.
The course will consist of lectures, laboratories sessions, and demonstrations which emphasize basic principles of FT-IR instrumentation, data processing, sampling techniques, the OPUS/IR PC software, and introductory instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
A working knowledge of the Windows XP or Windows 7 operating system and a familiarity with your Bruker FT-IR and FT-Raman instrument. The basics aspects of the operating system (e.g. copying files, formatting disks, installing printers) can be practiced in the tutorials provided with the operating system.
Please bring your laptop with OPUS software installed if available.
March 15th - 18th, 2021
June 7th - 10th, 2021
September 13th - 16th, 2021
December 6th - 9th, 2021
1) Introduction to FTIR spectroscopy:
2) Optical components of FTIR spectrometer:
3) FTIR Sampling Techniques:
4) Spectral Interpretation:
5) FTIR test protocols:
6) Instrument care:
1) Introduction to Raman:
2) OPUS I: Basic functions and data acquisition:
3) Lab session I, data acquisition:
4) OPUS II: Data manipulation and evaluation:
5) Lab session II, data manipulation:
1) Lab session II continued
2) OPUS 3D:
3) OPUS 3D lab session
4) Quantitative analysis:
1) Rapid scan and step-scan time-resolved spectroscopy:
3) Raman spectroscopy:
The core course will run from Monday to Thursday with the option to sign up for one-on-one sessions on Friday.
We will be serving lunch during the training courses, if you have any food allergies or special restrictions, please let us know in advance.
Hotel & Transportation:
Bruker Optics has special rates with the local hotels, upon your registration, we'll contact you with confirmation and provide you more details.
(includes course materials)
If your Bruker FT-IR or FT-Raman spectrometer has been installed within the last 12 months, one tuition is normally included as part of your purchase (please refer to your system quotation).