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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer




The QATR-S is a single-reflection ATR measurement attachment. The prism is made of diamond, so the measurement wavenumber range is up to 400 cm-1 (wide-band). With a liquid sample, simply place a drop on the prism to measure spectra. For other samples, clamp the sample closely against the prism surface before measurement on the sample surface. Large samples (with a large area) can be measured without cutting. The incident angle is 45 degrees. Three prism materials are available: diamond (high-throughput), germanium (Ge) or zinc selenide (ZnSe). The Ge prism is best suited for samples with a high refractive index. 
Functionality is included for automatically recognizing attached accessories.



Although powder samples are mixed with KBr, as with the KBr pellet method, the DRS-8000A analyzes the samples in their original state; creating pellets is not necessary. For plastic moldings, emery paper attached to the SiC sampler (P/N 200-66750-01) scrapes off part of the surface, forming a powdered sample that can be analyzed. Easily obtain diffuse reflectance spectra similar to transmittance spectra using the built-in Kubelka-Munk conversion in LabSolutions IR software. Functionality is included for automatically recognizing attached accessories.



This is a compact, inexpensive hand-driven press used to produce 4 mm dia KBr pellets. A pellet produced in the frame is directly measured using the dedicated holder, which ensures exceptional simplicity of operation. No dies or vacuum pump are required.



This foldable holder consists of an adhesive layer with samples attached and polypropylene film designed for X-ray fluorescence analysis. It provides measurement by keeping the samples in the holder with EDX and FTIR. When using EDX for measurement, close the holder and place the polypropylene film directly to the irradiation side (downside). When using FTIR for measurement, open the holder and press the samples attached to the adhesive layer against the ATR prism. Close the holder after the measurement and it can be used as a sample stocker.

Dehumidifier Unit

Dehumidifier Unit

This is the same electric dehumidifier unit used in the higher-end models (IRAffinity-1 series and IRTracer-100). The dehumidifier is driven by a stand-by power, so it is possible to maintain a low level of humidity inside the interferometer even when the FTIR is not used (AC power supply). It can reduce the labor and maintenance costs associated with replacing the silica gel.


Contaminant Library for LabSolutions IR

This is Shimadzu's latest original library. It is an effective tool for analyzing contaminants in tap water and food. In addition to containing information on actually sampled contaminants and information about water supply maintenance parts commercially available in Japan, the library also includes X-ray fluorescence profiles (PDF files) to significantly improve the accuracy of contaminant searches. Unlike existing libraries, this contains data on mixed compounds and incorporates all the depth of knowledge and experience needed to make qualitative assessments.

Contaminant Library for LabSolutions IR

Thermal-Damaged Plastics Library*

Unlike existing libraries, this library contains data of degraded plastics that have been oxidized by heating. The library demonstrates its effectiveness when the contaminants include degraded substances, as is often the case.

* The library was compiled by Shimadzu Corporation from spectra measured and acquired by the Hamamatsu Technical Support Center,

Time Course Software

The time course program is used to collect spectra in regular intervals and creates a time course dataset used to follow reactions as a function of time. Changes in peak height and peak area can be used to calculate values related to reaction kinetics. Time course information is saved and displayed in 3D (bird's eye view) or in a contour plot. It can be recalculated by modifying parameters. The scan interval is dependent on resolution and number of scans. Maximum measurement time is 48 hours but it depends on scan parameters. The time course software includes a 3D Processing program.

EDXIR-Analysis Software

EDXIR-Analysis software is specially designed to perform qualitative analysis using data acquired by an energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) fluorescence spectrometer and a Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR). This software is used to perform an integrated analysis of data from FTIR, which is excellent at the identification and qualification of organic compounds, and from EDX, which is excellent at the elementary analysis of metals, inorganic compounds and other content. It then pursues identification results and the degree of matching. It can also be used to perform EDX or FTIR data analysis on its own. 
The library used for data analysis (containing 485 data files) is original to Shimadzu, and was created through cooperation with water supply agencies and food manufacturers. Additional data can be registered to the library, as can image files and document files in PDF format. It is also effective for the linked storage of various types of data as electronic files.

EDXIR-Analysis software

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FTIR Spectroscopy Software

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