Solving Problems When Using FT-IR


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Learn the basics of collecting infrared spectra, why your spectrum might not look like the reference spectrum you have, and tips for what do to about bad spectra. Live: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST On demand available after airing until Sept. 26, 2020 Register free

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Spectroscopy is pleased to offer this series of educational webinars as part of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy’s ongoing extension of its certification and training program. These webcasts are intended to provide a simple introduction and grounding in different types of spectroscopy for people that use or are thinking to use spectroscopy in their work or studies. The SAS webinars can also serve as a refresher for those people that need reminding of important concepts or tricks and tips in various types of spectroscopy. 

Event Overview:

Infrared (IR) spectroscopy, known to many people who use it as Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) because FT-IR instruments are the most common type of instrument design, is a very powerful approach for both determining the identity of materials and quantifying components in a mixture. When IR spectroscopy is used with various sampling approaches it becomes very easy to obtain spectra from a sample. But these techniques only work if the operator understands the abilities and limitation of both the instrument and the sampling approach. This webcast will discuss some of the benefits and pitfalls of this common technique, and how to address three common types of problems?

  • Problems that result from the instrument itself

  • Problems that can occur from the sampling accessory

  • Problems introduced by the sample itself

Key Learning Objectives:

  • How to recognize a good spectrum from one that has problems

  • Identify the root cause of problems with bad IR spectra

  • Address the issues to produce quality IR spectra

Speaker: Ellen V. Miseo, Ph.D, Chief Science Officer, Teak Origin, Inc.

Time and Date: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST

On demand available after airing until Sept. 26, 2020

Sponsors: Shimadzu

Society of Applied Spectroscopy 

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