FTIR accessory selection guide

In order to make full use of the impressive functionality offered by FTIR spectrophotometers, the optimal accessories must be selected based on the given application field or sample characteristics.
Select the attachments and accessories best suited to given analytical objectives using Shimadzu FTIR series spectrophotometers.
There are many other accessories available that are not featured here. Please let us know your requirements.

Sample Analytical form and analytical condition Accessory
Solids Rubbers Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Liquid film method Demountable cell
Powders Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
KBr pellet method KBr die + hydraulic press + vacuum pump
Nujol method Demountable cell
Diffuse reflectance method DRS-8000A(mix with KBr powder)
Paper, cloth, yarns Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Transmission method Film holder (Use a grid polarizer for study of molecular orientation)
Film, plastics Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Transmission method Film holder (Use a grid polarizer for study of molecular orientation)
Film method Demountable cell (Evaporate the solvent to obtain the film)
Grind SiC sampler
Coating films on metals Thicker than 1µm Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Measurement to a depth of 1/5 of the wavelength with a Diamond, ZnSe or KRS-5 prism and to 1/10 with a Ge prism
Specular reflectance method SRM-8000A
Thinner than 1µm Reflection absorption spectrometry RAS-8000A (Use of a grid polarizer enhances sensitivity about two times)
Diffuse reflectance method DRS-8000A
Coating films on resins Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Measurement to a depth of 1/5 of the wavelength with a Diamond, ZnSe or KRS-5 prism and to 1/10 with a Ge prism
Specular reflectance method SRM-8000A (Convert a reflection spectrum into an absorption spectrum by the Kramers-Kronig method)
Semiconductors Direct measurement Film holder
Liquids Oil content measurement Measures mineral oils only Quartz cell
Also measures animal/plant oils CaF2 cell
Nonvolatile organic solvents Liquid film method Demountable cell
Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Volatile organic solvents Solution method Fixed thickness cell, sealed liquid cell
Rapid measurement Liquid film method Demountable cell
Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Aqueous solutions Above 10% in concentration Liquid film method Demountable cell with KRS-5
Below 10% in concentration ATR method Horizontal type or cylinder internal reflection type ATR attachment
Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Extract solutions Difference spectrometry Solution method Fixed thickness cell
Evaporate solvent Diffuse reflectance method DRS-8000A(The sample solution is supplied dropwise on KBr powder and measured after evaporating the solvent)
Total reflectance method Multi-bound ATR such as ATR-8000A, HATR10
Single-bound ATR such as QATR series, MIRacle series, Quest, MicromATR series
Gases % level 5 cm/10 cm gas cell
ppm level Long-path gas cell(Detection limit is 0.1 to 1 ppm with 10 m optical path)
Micro/trace samples Liquids(µL level) Micro cell
Solids(µm level) AIM-9000 (Applicable to transmission, reflection, and ATR methods

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