The CCMR Bard Materials Facility is continuing to support the Bruker Vertex V80V vacuum FTIR system, previously in the NBTC. The system has a spectral range of 500 to 6000 cm-1 and the evacuated optical bench significantly reduces atmospheric noise and provides a very stable measurement environment. The vacuum environment, combined with a low temperature MCT detector proves to be a very effective combination for measuring samples with low signal and samples with peaks lying in the water vapor regions. Additional accessories include: ATR, variable angle specular reflectance and heated flow cells. Please see the instrument page and contact Philip Carubia for further information.