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.
VERTEX 70 series offer unmatched performance and versatility for demanding analytical and research applications. Its innovative design results in the highest flexibility and highest performance. The data acquisition is based on two channel deltasigma ADCs with 24-bit dynamic range, which are running in parallel and integrated into the detector preamplifier electronics. This advanced DigiTect technology prevents external signal disturbance and guarantees the highest signal-to-noise ratio.
The VERTEX 70 and VERTEX 70v instruments perfectly fit the needs for research applications where high sensitivity, stability and temporal resolution are required. The available spectral range down to the FIR/THz region enables additionally specific applications for industrial research. The versatile VERTEX 70/70v systems provide combined with suitable accessories and the use of the appropriate measurement technique a solution for almost every demand in the field of FTIR spectroscopy.
Research & Development
Continuous and Step Scan technology for time-resolved as well as amplitude (AM) and phase modulation (PM) spectroscopy (Step Scan / Rapid Scan / Interleaved TRS)
FT-IR spectroscopy in ultrahigh vacuum
FT-IR spectroelectrochemistry for the in-situ investigation of electrode surfaces and electrolytes
Investigation of proteins in water (CONFOCHECK)
Determination of the absolute configuration of molecules (VCD)
Characterization of stability and volatile content of medical drug products by thermal analysis (TGA-FT-IR)
Differentiation of polymorphs of active pharmaceutical ingredients in the far infrared region (VERTEX FM)
Polymers and Chemistry
Identification of inorganic fillers in polymer composites in the far infrared region (VERTEX FM)
Dynamic and rheo-optical studies of polymers
Determination of volatile compounds and characterization of decomposition processes by thermal analysis (TGA-FTIR)
Reaction monitoring and reaction control (MIR fiber probe)
Identification of inorganic minerals and pigments
Detection and characterization of thin and monolayers
Surface analysis combined with polarization modulation (PM-IRRAS)
Characterization of optical and highly reflective materials (windows, mirrors)
Investigation of dark materials and depth profiling by Photo-Acoustic Spectroscopy (PAS)
Characterization of the emittance behavior of materials
Determination of oxygen and carbon contents in silicon wafers for quality control
Wide Spectral Range
The VERTEX 70 and the 70v can optionally be equipped with optical components to cover the spectral range from 15cm-1 (10cm-1 for VERTEX 70v) in the far IR/THz, through the mid and near IR up to the visible/UV spectral range at 28,000cm-1. With its pre-aligned optical components and permanently aligned RockSolid interferometer, range change is easy and maintenance free.
With the evacuable optics bench of the VERTEX 70v vacuum FTIR spectrometer, PEAK sensitivity in the mid-, near and far IR/THz regions are obtained without the fear of masking very weak spectral features caused by water vapor or CO2 absorptions. Outstanding results, e.g. in the area of nano-science research down to sub-monolayers, can be obtained.
BRAIN: Bruker Artificial Intelligence Network
A network of intelligent functions such as recognition of sampling accessories and optical components, automatic set up and check of measurement parameters makes FTIR spectroscopy easy, fast and reliable. In addition, the permanent online check of spectrometer components keeps fault diagnostics and maintenance simple. A full suite of software tools ensures this functionality.
Plug & Play: Easy Set Up
All over the world, no matter where you are, plug in the power cord and the Ethernet connection, and the VERTEX 70 is ready for operation. The Ethernet connection to the VERTEX 70 also offers the possibility to control the spectrometer via your network or the World Wide Web.
The VERTEX 70/70v is the ideal instrument for demanding research and development applications.
External accessories, sources and detectors
The VERTEX 70/70v spectrometers are equipped with five beam exit ports and two beam input ports and offer the possibility to readily upgrade the systems with external measurement accessories, sources and detectors. This includes the following:
PMA 50 Polarization Modulation Accessory for VCD and PM-IRRAS
PL II Photoluminescence Module
RAM II FT-Raman module and the RamanScope III FT-Raman microscope
HYPERION series FTIR microscope
HYPERION 3000 FTIR imaging system
HTS-XT High Throughput Screening eXTension
IMAC Focal Plane Array macro imaging accessory
External sample compartment XSA, evacuable or purgeable
External vacuum tight UHV chamber adaptation
Vacuum PL/PT/PR measurement unit
Fiber optic coupling unit with MIR or NIR fiber probes for solids and liquids
Large integrating spheres
Auto sampler devices
External FIR Hg source
Unique wide range MIR-FIR beamsplitter and detector (VERTEX FM)
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.
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.