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Expanded connectivity options


Thermo Fisher Scientific announces the updated Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ RaptIR+™ FTIR Microscope, which now offers swappable detectors and greater flexibility for connecting various accessories.

It is now possible to connect the Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS50 FTIR Spectrometer to either the right or left side of the Nicolet RaptIR+, as well as to integrate the system with the Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS20 FTIR Spectrometer and other near IR, GC-IR, TGA-IR, or FT-Raman modules, depending on the users’ needs. This update addresses the challenges faced by analytical scientists in finding and identifying micron-sized particles or contaminants, providing high resolution visuals and accurate infrared data. With its advanced features and enhanced security, the Nicolet RaptIR+ will serve as a valuable tool for applications including polymer analysis, microplastics characterization, food and beverage quality control, semiconductor research, pharmaceutical development, forensic investigations, and art restoration.

Product overview:

The Nicolet RaptIR+ is an advanced FTIR microscope designed to meet the evolving needs of analytical scientists across various industries in identifying and analyzing a wide range of materials, including micron-sized particles and contaminants. With its advanced features, including swappable detectors and expanded connectivity options, this innovative microscope offers high resolution visuals, versatile sampling modes, and an intuitive interface, ensuring efficient and reliable analysis for users.

Key features and benefits:

• Maximize laboratory capabilities, with multiple detector choices and configurations

• Excellent visual and infrared performance, with diffraction-limited objectives

• Comfort and ease of use, through features such as multi-position automated nosepiece, autofocus, auto illumination, and full-view computer-controlled aperture

• High quality pictures and spectra obtained via 5MPix camera or eyepieces, with 1 μm visual spatial resolution and better than 5 μm infrared spatial resolution

• Versatile sampling modes – including reflectance, transmission, and ATR – with automated exchange and built-in ATR sensors for sample protection and precise pressure control

• Microscopy with expanded spectral range capabilities, including near IR

• Wide range of samples accommodated, with an open access, heavy duty space capable of handling thicknesses up to 40 mm and weights up to 5 kg

• Fast results with mapping of up to 10 spectra per second

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