External reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy

ISAAC lab is equipped with a commercial small footprint FTIR spectrometer that can be operated in external reflection mode thus enabling non-invasive and non-destructive measurements of FTIR spectra in a large spectral range (from short wave IR to midIR). 


  • Identification of organic and inorganic materials;

  • Assistance of pigments and binding media  identification;

  • Analysis of degradation products.

Portable FTIR spectrometer in external reflection mode (Alpha Bruker) at the Royal Brighton Pavilion



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School of Science and Technology
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus,

NG11 8NS

Tel: +44 115 84 86360

E-mail: ​ isaac@ntu.ac.uk

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