How IR Spectrometers Work & How We Save You Time & Money
IR spectroscopy is a powerful tool in the laboratory. Regardless of which one you’re interested in, Excedr’s lease program can source all instrument types and accommodate any brand preferences you may have. Request an IR spectrometer lease estimate today and see how leasing can benefit your lab.
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Excedr’s Infrared Spectrometer Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Infrared spectroscopy describes the interaction of infrared radiation (IR) with matter.
More specifically, it is a spectroscopic technique used to identify and study inorganic and organic compounds based on their light absorption in the IR spectrum. Depending on which type of spectrometer you use, the technique detects photons that are transmitted, absorbed, or reflected when a sample is excited using IR light. The chemicals studied can be in solid, liquid, or gas forms.
The infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum has longer wavelengths and a lower frequency than visible light, making it more suitable for molecular vibration studies. This spectrum is usually divided into three regions: the near-infrared, mid-infrared, and far-infrared, and are named for their relation to the visible spectrum.
While spectroscopy, as a whole, is the study of interactions between matter and radiated energy, spectrometry is the method used to acquire a quantitative measurement. In other words, actually collecting data is made possible with a spectrometer. In the case of IR spectroscopy, an IR spectrometer is used.
Today, one of the most common types of IR spectrometers today is the Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), which employs an interferometer rather than a dispersive monochromator. An FTIR spectrometer produces an infrared spectrum using a broadband IR light source that illuminates the sample. It is eventually visualized as a graph by measuring infrared light absorption and the frequency or wavelengths on their respective axes.
IR spectroscopy relies on the fact that molecules absorb frequencies in a way that is characteristic of their unique structures. This includes the resonant frequencies of each chemical. The absorbed radiation matches the vibrational frequency, which occurs because the energies are affected by the masses of the atoms, the unique shapes of the molecular potential energy surfaces, and the vibronic coupling.
For a sample to be considered IR active, it needs to experience changes in the dipole moment. This refers to vibrational modes, which are a measure of vibrational freedom that varies with the number of atoms and whether the structure is linear or nonlinear.
Other applications of IR spectroscopy, other than organic and inorganic R&D, include chemical analysis, environmental testing, and forensics, which we will cover briefly below.
Uses, Benefits, & FTIR Spectrometer Device Cost
IR spectroscopy is complex. However, its practical uses are plenty. Due to their usefulness, these devices can be of immense help to organic and inorganic chemists, as well as a wide variety of scientists and researchers in the life sciences.
Below, we will cover some of the most common analytical uses for infrared spectroscopy and briefly review the basic instrumentation of the IR spectrometer.
Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
Infrared Radiation & NASA
Vibrational Spectroscopy System Leases to Fit Every Need
No matter what your equipment needs happen to be, chances are we can help. We offer flexible equipment leases on a wide range of infrared instrumentation, from IR spectrophotometers to IR microscopes.
Furthermore, we offer a wide range of spectrometers that employ a variety of spectroscopy. This includes UV/VIS-NIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray spectroscopy instruments.
Gain access to the technology you need, simplify the equipment procurement process, and make managing cash and assets easier. If you have an instrument quote from a manufacturer, request a lease estimate below, and we can create customized lease terms just for you. Alternatively, if you’d just like to learn more about our lease program, feel free to get in touch with us above.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.