With FTIR microscopy it is possible to measure an IR-spectrum anywhere on the sample with a very high local resolution (down to 5 – 10 µm) which makes it possible to analyze even complex multi-component particle compositions. Furthermore, the FTIR measurement is non-destructive and other analytical techniques might be applied afterwards if applicable.
With the FTIR microscope LUMOS the analysis of microparticles can be accomplished quickly and as a matter of routine. The built in fully motorized ATR objective is the ideal tool for the analysis of microscopic samples with a high lateral resolution and an outstanding surface sensitivity. It allows the IR-microscopic measurement of almost all types of different particles. In combination with the built in library search function of the included spectroscopic software OPUS it is possible to quickly identify even unknown samples. Chemical imaging makes it possible to visualize and analyze larger areas. Its comfortable use and its high performance make the LUMOS an ideal instrument for the visualization and analysis of micro-particles.