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 10 operating system 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.
(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).
June 12th - 15th, 2023
September 18th - 21st, 2023
December 4th - 5th, 2023
►►► PLEASE NOTE:
December course takes place virtually. June and September courses take place in person and remote hybrid. All are held in two two-hour sessions each day, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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: