Micro-FTIR Imaging Spectrometer at the Vibrational Spectroscopy Laboratory

Stony Brook University

Contact Information

Timothy Glotch



Stony Brook


Instrument Type

Infrared spectroscopy



Typical Use:

Nicolet iN10MX micro-FTIR imaging spectrometer. LN2-cooled MCT array detector used for collection of hyperspectral IR images from 4000-715 cm-1. Uncooled DTGS point detector used for collection of point spectra from 4000-400 cm-1.

Conditions for Use:

  • Submitted samples will be analyzed on a contract basis (i.e. lab personnel will do the work)
  • Visitors are invited to work in the lab to work with lab personnel
  • Visitors are invited to work in the lab to design and do the work yourself

User Fees:

$23/hr for micro-FTIR analysis

Instrument Priorities:

Instrument may be used for, in order of priority, funded research, lab visitors, and student projects.

Remote Use:

Not available.

Sample Preparation:

FTIR images require polished thin or thick sections. FTIR point spectra can be acquired on prepared or unprepared samples.

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:

Spectra are referenced to a first surface gold mirror.


Data collected using Omnic Picta software. Hyperspectral image cubes can be exported to ENVI format for detailed statistical analysis.

Educational Use:

Graduate student research projects are invited

Support provided by:

NSF EAR0922927

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