The extension of the mid IR towards the far IR spectral range below 400 cm-1 is of general interest for molecular vibrational analysis for various application fields and industry branches. Till now, to extend the spectral range, one or more additional far IR beamsplitters and detectors are required and the user has to manually open the spectrometer optics bench.
The unique Bruker FM technology for VERTEX 70v and INVENIO R FT-IR research spectrometers which combines the wide spectral range beamsplitter, the wide range DTGS detector and the standard IR source to cover the spectral range from 6000 cm-1 down to 50 cm-1 (for INVENIO R from 6000 cm-1 down to 80 cm-1) in one single scan for all types of transmittance, reflectance and ATR measurements.
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Read summary about Far and Mid IR Spectral Range Spectroscopy
in One Step AN M118.
Polymeric materials have been widely used in various industry branches and daily life. Most of the polymeric materials are blended with further additives and filler materials to optimize the properties of the pure polymer matrix.
For the complete characterization of these composite materials not only the mid IR but also the far IR spectral range is of interest. The mid IR region (4000 cm-1 – 400 cm-1) offers valuable information about the composition and structure of organic compounds. In contrast, the FIR/THz region (below 400 cm-1) provides important information about lattice vibrations and vibrations of functional groups containing heavy atoms in inorganic ionic compounds.
Only the combined investigation in the far and mid infrared spectral range provides the optimum solution for the complete characterization of the modern polymeric materials. The unique Bruker FM technology for the VERTEX 70v and the INVENIO R FT-IR spectrometers covering the entire MIR-FIR/THz spectral range from 6000 cm-1 to 50 cm-1 (for INVENIO R 6000 cm-1 to 80 cm-1) in one single scan is the ideal tool for this application.
Read summary about Identification of Inorganic Filler Materials in Polymers by Combined FIR-MIR ATR Studies AN M123.
The same chemical compound can exist in different solid forms like crystals, solvates, desolvated solvates or amorphous solids. The diverse polymorphic forms exhibit different physical properties, such as solubility, melting point, particle size, dissolution rate and hygroscopicity, which are relevant to the bioavailability of the compounds. Therefore, the differentiation and characterization of polymorphs becomes more and more routine for pharmaceutical companies. The unique Bruker FM technology offers the measurement of the complete FIR-MIR spectral range in one step and allows for simultaneous identification and polymorph screening of samples.
Read summary about Bruker FM Wide Range FIR-MIR Spectroscopy AN M127.
The FIR/THz spectral region plays a very important role for the study of inorganic substances which involve vibrations of heavier atoms, since many of their characteristic bands lies below 400 cm-1. Using Bruker FM technology for the VERTEX 70v and INVENIO R FT-IR research spectrometers high quality far IR spectra can be obtained simultaneously with standard MIR spectra without the need of changing any optical components.
An Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) accessory greatly simplifies the sample preparation in comparison to the traditional polyethylene discs and Nujol mulls in the transmission measurement mode. Bruker’s Platinum ATR accessory with diamond ATR crystal is ideal for the operation in the far IR because of its all reflective optics.
However, ATR spectra show differences in band intensity and position compared to spectra recorded in transmission mode. In the far IR region and with inorganic samples with higher refractive index the phenomena can be more obvious. The OPUS FT-IR software contains an advanced ATR correction function, which enables the comparison of FIR ATR results with reference transmission spectra in the literature.
Read summary about Carbonate Minerals and Other Samples Studied by Far IR ATR Spectroscopy AN M122.
Together with the unique Bruker FM technology for VERTEX 70v and INVENIO R research spectrometers, a smart Bruker FM ATR library for the complete mid and far IR spectral range has been announced. It greatly simplifies the spectral search and identification process, especially in the FIR/THz region. This library is the first of its kind to extend the lower limit of available spectral range from 400 cm-1 down to 30 cm-1. Combining the Bruker FM technology and the new FM ATR library, your own individual MIR-FIR ATR library including the whole MIR-FIR/THz spectral range can be created for dedicated product or compound classes.
Read summary about Bruker FM ATR Library PN S39.