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Bruker Vertex V80V Vacuum FTIR system

Bard Hall B56

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is a spectral analysis technique used to identify chemical bonds.  It can be used to investigate existing chemistry, track chemical bonds through a process, or in some cases identify materials.  Acquisition of FTIR spectra is most typically performed in 2 configurations: Transmission and Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR).   Typical samples can be liquids, solids, powders, or even gasses and sample size can be as small as several µl.

The Vertex V80V vacuum FTIR system provides an evacuated optical bench and sample compartment capable of removing the majority of atmospheric noise.  This, in combination with high throughput and sensitive low temperature MCT detector, provides a very stable measurement platform that is a very effective combination for measuring samples with low signal and/or samples with peaks lying in the water vapor regions.


Measurement modes include Transmission, ATR, Variable Angle Specular Reflectance,  and a heated flow cell.  Specifications are as follows:

  • Spectral range: ~500 to 6000 cm-1 depending on configuration.
  • Resolution: better than 0.02 cm-1 
  • Detectors: LN2 cooled MCT and room temperature DTGS
  • Measurement vacuum levels of ~150pa



Bruker Vertex SOP
Guide for Infrared Spectroscopy
Understanding FTIR
Bruker website

For rates information, please see the rates page.

Primary Contact

Philip Carubia
Bard Hall, Room B-57

Secondary Contact

Mark Pfeifer
(607) 255-4161
Thurston Hall, Room 113
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