Spotlight 400 FTIR Imaging System

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The Spotlight 400 FTIR Imaging System combines high sensitivity and rapid imaging with ease-of-use. The ability to image rapidly large sample areas at high spacial resolution (down to 10 microns) extends IR microscopy into new application areas such as the study of biomaterials such as tissue, bone, leaves etc.

The Spotlight 400 can be used in the mid- or near-IR spectral ranges, as well as dual-range, depending on whether, respectively, the Spectrum 100, Spectrum 100N or Spectrum 400 mid-/near- spectrometer is used.

The optional ATR imaging accessory improves the spacial resolution by a factor of four, down to 3 microns at 1000 cm-1.

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Features/Benefits

  • Very high sensitivity providing high quality data down to the accepted diffraction limits
  • Rapid-scan IR imaging
  • 6.25µm, 25µm and 50µm pixel resolution to give flexibility in spacial resolution and imaging line
  • Can operate in mid-IR, near-IR or dual range to cover the full range of imaging applications in one instrument
  • Optional ATR imaging improves the spacial resolution by a factor of four, down to 3 microns at 1000 cm-1

Key Applications

  • Product defect analysis
  • Impurity identification
  • Pharmaceutical table analysis and other component distribution studies
  • Forensics
  • Academic research
  • Biomaterial studies such as tissue, bone, teeth, leaves etc

Product Details

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  • Solid-state white light illumination
  • Fully-automated focus, stage movement and illumination
  • Duet™ detector design containing a single element MCT detector and a linear array MCT imaging detector
  • Can operate in mid-IR, near-IR or dual range to cover the full range of imaging applications in one instrument
  • Optional ATR imaging improves the spacial resolution by a factor of four, down to 3 microns at 1000 cm-1
FTIR Microscopy & Imaging Systems
PerkinElmer provides a full line of innovative IR Microscopy and Imaging Systems, software, sampling accessories and services to laboratories worldwide, improving product quality, productivity and analytical processes. We are the only instrument manufacturer to achieve the maximum spatial resolution across our entire product range. Our instruments feature optics designed specifically for infrared applications and, because minimal manual adjustment is required, ease-of-use is greatly increased. Click here for more information.

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Topics range from theory to techniques relating to specific methodology, optimization, and familiarization with instrumentation and related software. Courses are offered at various locations throughout the Americas, as well as Seer Green, England and Turku, Finland.

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FAQ

Part number N017-0179 source coil is obsolete, is there a replacement?

Yes, it is replaced by part number N017-1386

Should I leave my instrument on all the time?

All FT-IR instruments were designed to be left on all the time. The instrument will remain more stable and have less problems than when they are turned off. The life of the laser and the source will not be prolonged by shutting the instrument off, in fact, it may contribute to a shorter life. If the instrument is off for a period of longer than two weeks, it is suggested to change the desiccant and repurge.

How long is my Traceable Reference Material good?

The period of certification is 3 years from the date of calibration which is printed on the TRM box label.For mid infrared (MIR) this is in line with the period of certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for Standard Reference Material (SRM) 1921.The near infrared (NIR) TRM is traceable to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK. This has also been assigned a period of certification of 3 years from the date of calibration printed on the TRM box label.

What should the wavenumber tolerance be when running my polystyrene sample?

The laser wavenumber cannot be adjusted on a 1600 or a 1700 instrument as it can for a Paragon 1000 or a Spectrum 2000, therefore a variation of ±0.5 cm-1 may be unsuitable for these types of instruments. A suitable variation may need to be set to ±1/2 the resolution.If you scan at 4 cm-1 resolution, then the tolerance should be +/- 2 cm-1.

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