Course Catalog

Fundamentals of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Learn how to use FTIR to solve on-the-job problems quickly and efficiently. Anyone who performs chemical analysis needs to know about FTIR. Regardless of which industry you work in, if you need to identify the molecules in a sample, you will benefit from this course. If you already use FTIR, you will see how to perform your analyses faster and cheaper and learn to optimize spectral quality while minimizing analysis time.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • The advantages and limitations of FTIR.
  • How an FTIR works.
  • Ways to measure instrument performance and spectral quality.
  • How spectral subtraction and library searching make the analysis of mixtures easier.

Information

Learn how to use fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to solve on-the-job problems quickly and efficiently. Anyone who performs chemical analysis needs to know about FTIR. Regardless of which industry you work in, if you need to identify the molecules in a sample, you will benefit from this course. If you already use FTIR, you will see how to perform your analyses faster and cheaper and learn to optimize spectral quality while minimizing analysis time.

Who Should Attend

<ul><li>Scientists and technicians who want to make their FTIR analyses faster, better, and cheaper</li>
<li>Managers who want cost-effective infrared analyses</li>
<li>Anyone who needs to identify molecules in samples should learn about FTIR</li></ul><br>
Prior experience with FTIR is helpful, but not necessary.

Agenda

Module 1:

I. The Basics of FTIR

A. Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy

1. The Properties of Light

2. What is an Infrared Spectrum?

3. Y-Axis Units

4. What are Infrared Spectra Used for?

5. Infrared Spectroscopy: Good and Bad Points

B. The Advantage of FT-IR: Signal-to-Noise Ratio

C. The Disadvantage of FTIR: Water and CO2 Peaks

 

Module 2:

II. How an FT-IR Works

A. Interferometers & Interferograms

B. How a Spectrum is Produced

C. Optimizing Spectral Quality: Part 1

 

Module 3:

II. How an FT-IR Works

C. Optimizing Spectral Quality: Part 2

D. FTIR Hardware

1. Infrared Sources

2. Beamsplitters

3. Detectors: DTGS and MCT

4. The He-Ne Laser

E. Instrument Troubleshooting

 

Module 4:

III. Dealing with Mixtures

A. Spectral Subtraction

1. Theory

2. Optimizing Subtraction Results

3. Spotting Artifacts

B. Library Searching

1. Background & Theory

2. The Search Process

3. Properly Interpreting Search Results

4. Subtract & Search Again

Course Locations

Date

TBA

This course is available OnDemand.

This course consists of four (4) modules that can be purchased separately. Please refer to the Agenda tab above for details on each module.

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Venue

Online


Pricing
Standard $199 per module

The registration fee includes seven days of access to the content, lecture slides (provided in PDF format), and email access to the instructor.

Each person attending must register individually for this course.

About the Instructor

  • Brian C. Smith, Ph.D.

    is founder and Principal of Spectros Associates in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.