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8. Nicolet Magna 850 FTIR Spectrometer

Nicolet Magna 850 FTIR Spectrometer
  • The FT-IR 850 Bench is equipped with specific sets of beamsplitter/detectors:
    • ability to work in the
      • Mid-IR (400 - 4,000 cm-1) --- framework basicity
      • Near-IR (4,000 - 12,500 cm-1) --- defect SiOH
      • Far-IR (10 - 400 cm-1) --- cations translations
    • cells allowing in-situ measurements both in transmission and in reflection
    • Diffuse Reflectance (DRIFTS) --- highly opaque or weakly absorbing samples
    • Photoacoustic (PAS) --- opaque samples
    • Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) --- optically dense materials
    • Wire Grid Polarizer available for ATR
    • Hydraulic Pellet Press. 13mm pellet die/maker available upon request.
  • The FTIR laboratory is equipped with a vacuum line and other gas lines (He, N2, O2, Air, etc.) which allows simple sample preparation and the ability to perform in-situ studies on the FTIR spectrometer.


Everyone must first be trained on the instrument before using it. Please fill out the Training Request Form and indicate which instrument(s) you would like to do; please check all that apply.



Please contact  jaya [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Jaya Nolt) if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.