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  • Frontier Infrared Spectrometer
Mar 2011

SEER GREEN, England, March 1, 2011 — PerkinElmer Inc. has launched the Frontier Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer for diverse applications ranging from everyday measurements to advanced and complex analyses. The instrument combines high sensitivity with flexibility for many sectors, from polymers and chemicals to consumer goods and pharmaceuticals, helping to protect consumers and the environment.

Delivering respectability of transmission spectra, the instrument’s high sensitivity and configurability ensure good performance in demanding applications, helping to advance safe drug development, understand complex chemical and material properties, and meet the challenging requirements of research and academia.

The specialized infrared spectroscopy platform can be adapted for customers’ research requirements. Multiple near- to far-infrared analyses can be conducted using a single instrument.

The spectrometer is a powerful, configurable device that can be expanded as research goals develop. Offering many optimized sampling options, its optical flexibility enables the addition of a vast array of specialized accessories to meet a wide range of sampling challenges; whether checking for batch conformity or microcontamination. A modular and upgradable platform combined with a good signal-to-noise ratio assures optimal spectral performance for near-, mid- and far- infrared spectroscopic analysis. The automated range changing capability allows multiple techniques to be used at the touch of a button, with the flexible optical system also permitting the addition of microscopy and imaging systems for detailed materials analysis.

A number of patented and proprietary technologies enable the Frontier to produce superior infrared spectra. Atmospheric Vapor Compensation features an advanced digital filtering algorithm designed to eliminate CO2 and H2O interferences for accurate FTIR results. The fifth-generation Dynascan fixed-mirror-pair interferometer requires no dynamic alignment to compensate for errors in linear mirror movement. The company’s AVI Standardization calibrates spectrometer wavelength scales to a higher accuracy than can be achieved with conventional calibration methods.

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A kind of spectrograph in which some form of detector, other than a photographic film, is used to measure the distribution of radiation in a particular wavelength region.  
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