SphereOptics has introduced its latest generation of portable Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometers from Agilent Technologies, the handheld FTIR 4300. (spectral range: 4,500cm-1 – 650cm-1/ 2,222nm-1,5385nm, spectral resolution: 4cm-1 – 16cm-1, weight: 2.2kg).
The FTIR 4300 spectrometer is the ideal instrument to verify the identity of a polymeric material from its chemical structure by means of in-situ spectral IR measurements. It enables the user to determine the chemical composition of a particular polymer or polymer component to confirm that it meets its required use-specification. Furthermore, throughout FTIR spectroscopy the user can measure the concentration of specific compounds contained in the polymer to ensure that it is within specification for physical performance or consumer safety purposes.
The handheld FTIR 4300 assists in a wide range of non-destructive testing (NDT) of polymeric materials, such as the analysis of plasma treated carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites or similar carbon or graphite fibre composites, which are widely used in commercial and military aerospace.