Best performance for visual inspection and infrared spectral analysis of micro samples with highest comfort in use
Due to the motorization of all moveable components including the ATR-crystal, the LUMOS provides an unmatched high degree of automation. All required changes of hardware settings as well as the complete IR-measurement procedures are performed fully automated – even in ATR-mode.
The intuitive software guides the operator step-by-step through the process of microscopic sample analysis. At each step the user interface only provides the appropriate functions to proceed. The measurement results in a single file including visible images, spectral data and sample information. For evaluation and visualization of the microscopic data the software provides powerful and intuitive Chemical Imaging functionality.
The LUMOS is a stand-alone FT-IR microscope with an integrated FT-IR spectrometer perfectly matched into its optical design. All components are motorized and electronically coded. The innovation of a motorized ATR-crystal allows the system to switch from transmission or reflection to ATR mode without interaction of the operator, and to measure fully automated sample and background spectra even in ATR mode.
Motorized Germanium ATR crystal with internal pressure control
Motorized transparent knife-edge aperture
Motorized Vis polarizer + analyzer (option)
Motorized sample stage (option)
Motorized change from IR and Vis mode
Motorized change of numerical aperture in IR and Vis mode
Electronic recognition of stage plates
The LUMOS includes an 8x objective which is used in transmission, reflection and ATR mode. The optics of the LUMOS is specifically matched to this objective resulting in a high imaging quality without field curvature distortion. To achieve a high depth of field for the visual inspection of a sample, but also highest sensitivity for the IR analysis, the applied numerical aperture is automatically changed between IR and Vis mode.
8x objective for automated measurements in transmission, reflection and ATR
Magnification can be increased to 32x by digital zooming
Large field of view at a high numerical aperture
Independent white light LED illumination in transmission and reflection
“Köhler apertures” for maximized visible contrast
Image capture by highly resolving digital CCD camera
The LUMOS is very compact needing less lab space than conventional FT-IR microscopes. Yet it provides extraordinary large space between objective and stage giving room for samples with up to 40mm thickness. Due to an unobstructed access to the planar sample stage the sample positioning is extremely convenient.
Powerful FT-IR technology
The heart of each FT-IR spectrometer is the interferometer. The LUMOS uses a patented, permanently aligned RockSolidTM interferometer being extremely insensitive against mirror tilts, vibrations and thermal effects.
Permanent aligned cube corner interferometer for highest stability
Gold coated mirrors for highest efficiency
All IR-transparent windows and the IR beam splitter are made of ZnSe providing robustness even against high humidity
Infrared light source with long life time (> 5 years)
Solid state laser with long life time (>10 years)
High sensitive photoconductive MCT detector; DTGS detector as option
Although the LUMOS is a stand-alone FT-IR microscope it also provides the option to analyze larger samples using the MACRO UNIT connected to the left side of the LUMOS. The MACRO UNIT allows the use of all QuickSnapTM sampling modules of the compact FT-IR spectrometer ALPHA thereby providing sampling flexibility for almost all kinds of solid, liquid and gaseous samples.
Although the LUMOS is designed to be operated by non-experts for routine applications its exceptional sensitivity makes it also very suitable for high demanding applications.
Wide application range:
Identification of particles
Analysis of defects and contaminations
Polymers and rubbers
(Fine) mechanical parts
Ink on paper
Investigation of multilayer structures
Paint chips and varnishes
Determination of the chemical composition of complex samples
TENSOR II provides a smooth and complete solution for your analytical work flow. To perform your sample analysis just follow the guideline of the intuitive software step-by-step. Save valuable time by unobstructed sampling, by sensitive thus short measurements and by using the most suitable evaluation method for your analytical question. The generation of a meaningful report closes the cycle before the next sample is analyzed.
The outstanding sensitivity of the TENSOR II is achieved by the high throughput of the well-proven RockSolidTM interferometer. It is controlled by an advanced electronic platform resulting in a high stability against mechanical shocks and vibrations.
TENSOR II automatically and constantly ensures reliable analysis results. All vital spectrometer components like interferometer, source, detector and interferometer are permanently checked. Periodically performed test measurements verify the functionality of the TENSOR II according to its specification.
TENSOR II is prepared with fully automated PQ (performance qualification) and OQ (operational qualification) routines for instrument validation in regulated pharmaceutical laboratories. Using internal NIST-traceable standards TENSOR II performs optionally validation tests according to US, European and Japanese Pharmacopeia. The OPUS software is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.
The ALPHA provides an optimal instrument design for almost each sample and therefore is greatly suitable for a large variety of applications.
One of the most important applications of the ALPHA is quality control in various industries. Here the FT-IR spectroscopic analysis is predominantly utilized to verify the identity and specifications of raw materials and products. Additionally the ALPHA allows the identification of unknown samples. This is particularly valuable for an effective failure analysis, e.g. when examining a contamination which caused a product defect.
In criminalistics the possibility to determine unknown substances is applied to identify drugs, explosives and also trace evidence.
The availability of liquid cells and various ATR options for the ALPHA allow performing quantitative analysis with always the optimal measurement conditions for the respective sample type. There are dedicated ALPHA analyzers with internal calibrations available which perform the quantitative analysis of quality-related parameters in wine and the determination of FAME in diesel.
Due to its compact design and its intuitive usability the ALPHA also is predestined to be used for teaching.
Furthermore several mobility options provide for the portable use of the ALPHA. Mounted on a tripod and powered by a battery pack the ALPHA can measure art objects on-site and contactless. The gathered information helps inart conservation.
The new VERTEX FM functionality provides the unique possibility to acquire a complete far and mid IR spectrum from 6000 cm-1 to 80 cm-1(or to 50 cm-1 with the VERTEX 70v vacuum optics bench) in a single stepmeasurement.