What You Will Learn
Become familiar with the best approaches to sample preparation with hands-on experience. Learn how to prepare solids, liquids, semi-solids, polymers, and powders for IR analysis. Discover what sampling techniques are fastest and easiest for which samples. The course includes the 200 page textbook Fundamentals of FTIR written by Dr. Smith..
Who Should Attend
Anyone responsible for the preparation of samples for infrared analysis who need to learn how to maximize spectral quality while minimizing sample preparation time.
|||Introduction to FTIR Sampling Techniques|
|||Transmission Sampling Techniques for Powders|
|||Preparing Polymers for Transmission Analysis|
|||Diffuse Reflectance (DRIFTS) Sampling for Solids and Powders|
|||A Technique for Many Samples: ATR|
|||Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS): Listen to Your Samples|
|||Sample Preparation Workshop Experiments|
|||Includes the 200-page text Fundamentals of FTIR|
Dr. Brian Smith is a principal of Spectros Associates. Since 1992, thousands of scientists, engineeers, and technicians have benefited from his instruction in IR Spectral interpretation and the theory and practice of FTIR spectroscopy. Dr. Smith has over two decades of experience as an industrial analytical chemist, and has authored two books and numerous papers on infrared spectroscopy and its applications. Dr. Smith earned hs Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College.