Fourier Transform - Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) @ University of Limerick Bernal Institute (UL)

Institution University of Limerick Bernal Institute (UL)
County Limerick
Technique Category Spectroscopy
Technique Fourier Transform - Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Basic Capabilities

Determine chemical composition (qualitative method, suitable for homogeneous samples only). NB: User must supply reference samples for identification of unknown materials.


Equipment Make Perkin Elmer
Equipment Model Spectrum 100 with Universal ATR


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Standard method applicable to many material types; much reference data available

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Limited usefulness for inorganic materials; destructive sample preparation required; limited spatial resolution

Other Details

Containment Sample dependent
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation no
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price €100/hour

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