The Irtronμ (Irtron Micro) sample compartment microscopy system is designed to provide affordable analysis of microscopic samples with the high performance features of an external FT-IR microscope accessory.
The Irtronµ offers unprecedented convenience and ease of use, compatible with the JASCO FT/IR-4000 and 6000 series FT-IR instruments. The microscope accessory installs into the spectrometer sample compartment in seconds without optical alignment. The state-of-the-art optical design guarantees high throughput for highly sensitive measurements of samples approaching 20 microns. The Irtronµ can be operated with the integrated touch panel or via a PC using the Spectra Manager™ II software interface. The sample is observed with the integrated color CCD camera and a 5 inch TFT color LCD monitor. JASCO’s unique ATOS (Aperture Through Optical System) provides simultaneous viewing of the sample image and sampling location specified by the aperture.
|Measurement Method||Transmission, reflection and ATR (option) modes|
|Sample Observation||CCD camera (standard)|
|Objective Mirror||8X cassegrain|
|Condense Mirror||8X cassegrain with transmission compensation|
|Objective Selection||Manual exchange with no alignment required|
|Detector||Selection from available instrument detectors|
|Sample Observation Area||1.2 x 0.9 mm|
|Observation Method (ATOS)||CCD camera, 5 inch LCD
ATOS: Aperture Through Optical System
|Minimum Measurement Area||20 µm2 (MCT detector)
100 µm2 (DLATGS detector)
|Wavelength Range||13,000 to 300 cm2 (dependent upon FT-IR capabilities)|
|Sample Stage||X, Y, Z manual stage|
|Aperture||Independent X and Y variable aperture|
|Purge||SmartPurge™ System (FT/IR-4000, 6000)|
|Sample Illumination||Transmission/reflection (adjustable intensity)|
|Dimension||144 (W) x 312 (D) x 292 (H) mm|
|Power Requirements||DC12V 8W (110/220 V adapter included)|
An optional purge casing can be used to eliminate interference from atmospheric CO2 and water vapor bands.
Three types of optional ATR objectives are available, selecting from ZnSe, Ge, and Diamond crystal elements. An optional pressure sensor (recommended) to protect the ATR objective is also available.
Liquid sample holder
The liquid sample holder includes three standard spacers, 0.1, 0.05 and 0.025 mm pathlengths for liquid sample analyses.
Powder sample holder
The powder sample holder can be use for diffuse reflectance measurements of powdered samples mixed with KBr. Up to five samples can be loaded onto the holder.
|Wavelength Range (cm-1)||4000 to 650||4000 to 650||4000 to 300|
|Angle of Incidence|
|Number of Reflections|
(Using Optional Pressure Sensor Stage)