Infrared Spectroscopy is the workhorse in any chemical lab. It is also a very versatile technique, which can be applied to gases, liquids, solids, thin layers, chemical processes. Another very interesting application is 'operando' spectroscopy: measuring the properties of materials under operational conditions, for example the analysis of a heterogeneous catalyst at elevated temperature and in active contact with the reagents.
The department's 14-year old infrared spectrometer is out of service. In addition, the needs of the department have increased greatly due to the recruitment of very active new professors so, in addition to urgent replacement, an extension of the application options is also required.
In FTIR-PLUS, we propose a highly modular instrument that already has the capabilities described above, but also has an extension to measure emitted infrared light from luminescent materials, very important for the many researchers in the department working on photonics and luminescence. The setup is future-proof.