ATR spectroscopy Articles

  • Analyze wine using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Wine analysis using spectroscopy Within quality assurance and process monitoring practices, spectroscopy has been widely used for many years1. Increasingly spectroscopic techniques and advanced data processing are being adopted for authenticity testing.2 Such verification is particularly important in the wine industry, which provides a premium-priced ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Golden Gate ATR wizard | Spectroscopy Guides

    The Golden Gate ATR is an industry-leading FTIR spectrometer accessory. Click on the various buttons to explore the different ATR solutions provided for with  the Golden Gate variations. Feel free to request pricing for a no-obligation estimate from one of our specialists. Golden Gate Standard: GS10500 The world's most ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Legal high detection and the Quest ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Narcotic and legal high detection using FTIR spectroscopy is an established technique. We have an application note on the analysis of cocaine and cannabis using the Quest ATR spectrometer accessory and even an older application note on  ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analyzing ionic liquids using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Research into ionic liquid-based catalyst systems aim to improve the duty cycle, rate of metal loss and yield efficiency of large scale reactions using continuous flow reactors, such as those often used in the pharmaceutical industry. This article details the issues that are faced by the industry and a recent study that uses FTIR-ATR ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Rapid Field-Screening of Waste Oil/Solvent Drums with Horizontal ATR / Fast-Screening IR Spectroscopy

    While the growth of technology and industry has given us a high standard of living, it has also given us a greater amount of waste products to deal with. A significant portion of the waste is either buried underground or stored in abandoned warehouses. Some of this waste material may be harmless and innocuous, and some may be quite hazardous; but all of it must be tested by some procedure to ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • NEW: Silicon ATR Puck & Specular Reflectance ATR Puck

    We have developed and released two new pucks for the Quest ATR accessory: Silicon and Specular Reflectance. Silicon ATR Puck for the Quest accessory Along with the standard options of diamond, ZnSe and germanium crystal puck options for use of Specac’s ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analyzing ageing rosebuds using ATR

    The Quest ATR is great for analyzing plant bud samples because: samples can be analyzed without altering their state through pellet pressing, or other sample preparation even awkward samples are easy to introduce and can be cleaned away quickly, giving users a high throughput changeable diamond, diamond extended-range, ZnSe and germanium pucks offer users a very broad IR ...


    By Specac Limited

  • FTIR products explained | Spectroscopy Guides

    FTIR range available from Specac At Specac, we produce a diverse selection of FTIR spectroscopy accessories, which can fit in a range of spectrometers. Primarily an optics company with a long history of meeting the needs of both industrial and laboratory customers, Specac's spectrometer accessories have been designed with ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Environmental testing with XRF | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Monitoring of inorganic environmental pollutants is an ongoing challenge for analytical chemists. To establish the quality of different compartments of our environment (atmosphere, indoor air, water basins, soil, biota) in general a relatively large number of samples must be taken from a given location over the entire duration of sampling.29,30,31 ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Legal high, cocaine and ketamine application note | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Our Education Business Partnership collaboration with Mia Abbott and Staffordshire University has yielded a new application note on the confirmatory testing of the legal high mephedrone along with illegal drugs ketamine and cocaine and other cutting agents. Read the application note to see the actual results ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Polymer measurement using FTIR Polarizers | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Polymers have become ubiquitous with the modern age to such a point that almost any multi-component product will have some polymer content. From cars to kitchen appliances and windows to airplanes, each one will contain multiple polymers each with its own specific properties and functions. This makes their analysis an important for quality control processes, and IR polarisers are an essential ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Using FTIR spectroscopy to measure hydrocarbon pollution in water

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s 2015 Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water report almost 700 million people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water [1]. Poor water quality is beginning to return to the developed world too. The strain of population growth, intensified agricultural practices and continued industrial expansion have are ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Your new favourite analysis method: spectroscopy highlights

    By 2020 the process spectroscopy sector is anticipated to be worth billions by 2020. What does this mean for Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)? The versatile technique is taking over due to how quick, easy and accurate its analysis is. Below are some ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Optimising next-generation lithium ion batteries with infrared spectroscopy

    Lithium batteries have become the mainstay of modern portable electronics, providing a reliable power source to run mobile phones, laptop computers and electric vehicles. Lithium technology is now even being developed on a large scale to provide electricity storage to supplement the National Grid during peak demand [1]. The issue with lithium batteries remains the same – energy density ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Oil in Water and FAME ASTM Standards | Spectroscopy Guides

    In this article we will briefly look into various analysis standards, namely those of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) but also some others such as IP and EPA. Throughout, we'll be mentioning the place our FTIR analytical equipment has in certain application areas.  Standards for Oil in Water Detection ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Forensic micro-fiber evaluation using Microscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Forensic investigations commonly involve the collection of textile fibers when examining crime scenes. The need to characterize and identify those fibers is vital as they can provide extensive information relating to a crime, tying a suspect to a location. Microscopic fibers in particular can present problems in terms of both size and quantity of sample. Fourier transform Infrared spectroscopy ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Identify plastic contaminants using Microscopy Imaging | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Engineered plastic components are ubiquitous in modern society. Plastics have the advantage of lowering cost, reducing parts count and weight, and providing ultimate industrial design flexibility as complicated functional shapes can be easily produced. Engineered plastic components can be filled or reinforced with carbon or other fibers to increase rigidity and strength. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Fast and simple identification of legal highs using FTIR spectroscopy

    Legal highs are drugs that contain a variety of chemical ingredients, specifically manufactured to keep them off the list of controlled substances. Some of these ingredients are illegal, and some are not, making it challenging to classify these drugs. ATR spectrometer accessories are ideal for the analysis of such powdered samples. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • The African crested rat’s poisonous hairs studied by attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy case study

    Introduction Plant toxins are commonly used by many invertebrates, as an effective defence against predation. However, such behaviour has recently been observed in a mammal.1 The African crested rat, Lophiomys imhausi, applies a potent toxin to the fur alongside its flanks. It acquires this toxin from Acokanthera schimperi,1 a shrub abundant in East Africa and dubbed the “poison arrow ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analysis of Automotive fluids case study

    Introduction The liquid sample is one of the most common types of samples submitted for analysis and comprises a vast array of pure compounds and solutions. As an example, several liquids are used in an automobile to sustain critical elements such as lubricating the engine or drive train and to supply mundane functions like washing the windows or generating electrical power. ...


    By Specac Limited

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