IRT-1000 In-Compartment FTIR Microscope

Compact Manual FTIR Microscope for Simple Applications

IRT-1000 In-Compartment FTIR Microscope

In-compartment FTIR microscope
IRT-1000 In-Compartment FTIR Microscope

The IRT-1000 is a compact and easy to use in-compartment FTIR microscope that can be used with any FT/IR-X Series instrument. The microscope is exchanged in the same way as an ATR or transmission holder in the sample compartment, without an requirement for adjustment or optical alignment. The excellent throughput allows for highly sensitive measurements for samples as small as 20 microns. The IRT-1000 can be operated from the integrated touch panel and a PC using Spectra Manager™ Suite. Sample is observation is made with an integrated color CCD camera and a 5 inch TFT color LCD monitor and recorded using the imaging function in Spectra Manager™. JASCO’s unique ATOS (Aperture Through Optical System) provides simultaneous viewing of the sample image and sampling location specified by an aperture.

System Features

  • Easy location in the sample compartment – within seconds. No optical alignment is required before measurements
  • Manual stage for moving and focusing the sample measurement area
  • Three measurement modes: Transmittance, Reflectance, and ATR
  • DLaTGS detector in FTIR main instrument (standard)
  • MCT detector or NIR optimized detector (optional)
  • Optional sampling accessories for liquid and powder samples
  • Unique sample observation system allows observation of the sample, even during measurements
  • Measurement and processing are performed by Spectra Manager™. A video capture of the sample view is stored in the spectral data file

Options for the IRT-1000


An optional purge casing can be used to eliminate interference from atmospheric CO2 and water vapor bands.SmartPurge

ATR Objectives

There are three types of optional ATR objectives, select from:-  ZnSe, Ge, or Diamond crystal prisms. An optional pressure sensor (recommended), can be used to protect the ATR objective prism.ATR objective

Liquid Sample Holder

The liquid sample holder includes three standard spacers, 100, 50 and 25 um path lengths.Liquid sample holder

Powder Sample Holder

The powder sample holder can be used for diffuse reflectance measurements of samples mixed with KBr. Up to five samples can be loaded onto the holder.Powder sample holder

ATR Objectives (Optional)

Model NameATR-1000-VZATR-1000-VGATR-1000-VD
Wavelength Range (cm-1)4000 to 6504000 to 6504000 to 300
Objective Mirror
Angle of Incidence40 to 53°
Numerical Aperture0.8
Prism MaterialZnSeGeDiamond
Refractive Index2.44.02.4
Sample Area250 µm diameter
Number of Reflections111
Objective Dimensions86 mm diam. x 49 mm height
WeightApproximately 430 g
Recommended Pressure (Using Optional Pressure Sensor Stage)up to 0.4
up to 0.7

IRT-1000 Microscope Specifications

Measurement MethodTransmission, Reflection (standard), ATR (optional)
Sample ObservationCCD camera (standard)
Objective Mirrorx8 cassegrain
Condenser Mirrorx8 cassegrain with transmission compensation
Objective SelectionManual exchange with no alignment required
DetectorsSelection from available instrument detectors
Sample Observation Area1.2 x 0.9 mm
Observation Method (ATOS)CCD camera, 5 inch LCD

ATOS: Aperture Through Optical System
Minimum Measurement Area20 µm2 (MCT detector)

100 µm2 (DLaTGS detector)
Wavenumber Range13,000 to 300 cm2 (dependent upon FTIR configuration)
Sample StageX-Y-Z manual stage
ApertureIndependent X and Y variable aperture
PurgeSmartPurge™ System (FT/IR-4000, 6000)
Sample IlluminationTransmission/reflection (adjustable intensity)
Dimensions144 (W) x 312 (D) x 292 (H) mm
Weight7 kg
Power RequirementsDC12V 8W (110/220 V adapter included)