Innovative Technology Accesses THz Range Without Cryogens
Ettlingen, Germany – June 12th, 2017 – Bruker's well-established and very successful VERTEX 80v now becomes the world's first hybrid Fourier transform infrared (FTIR)/continuous wave (cw) THz spectrometer. The new verTera THz extension for the VERTEX 80v combines the advantages of both technologies to add valuable information for many applications, e.g. polymorphism, polymer research, high resolution gas spectroscopy, crystal structure and pharma or drug related research.
FTIR spectroscopy is a well-established powerful broadband infrared tool capable of accessing the THz range. To achieve single digit wavenumber range or highest spectral resolution typically bolometers at liquid helium temperature are required. CW Terahertz spectroscopy based on NIR laser-driven photomixers has the advantage of not requiring cryogenically cooled components but cannot access the important mid infrared spectral range.
With the new verTera THz extension both technologies can now be used in the same sample compartment, share the same accessories and benefit from the evacuated VERTEX 80v optics, reducing undesired interference of atmospheric absorption bands. FTIR and cw THz mode are controlled via Bruker's powerful OPUS software which uses a unique algorithm applied to THz data for unmatched effective spectral resolution in the THz range of < 0.0007 cm-1. verTera is suitable for sample compartment measurements of transmittance (including gas cells), reflectance and ATR (with THz compatible ATR accessories).
The VERTEX 80v has long been recognized as the gold standard of R&D FTIR spectroscopy, and the verTera now increases broad spectral range from < 3 cm-1 up to 50,000 cm-1 without any cryogenically cooled components, delivering valuable information, cost savings and convenience to customers.
For more information on verTera and VERTEX 80v, please visit: www.bruker.com/vertera