Thermo Electron delivers total FT-IR microscopy capability

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 August 2004




(2004), "Thermo Electron delivers total FT-IR microscopy capability", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 4.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Thermo Electron delivers total FT-IR microscopy capability

Thermo Electron delivers total FT-IR microscopy capability

Keywords: Microscopy, Microscopes, Imaging

Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE:TMO) has introduced the new Nicolet™ Continuum™ XL (Plate 1), a research-grade FT-IR microscope that provides high performance infrared sampling, excellent visible-light microscopy and exceptional FT-IR imaging.

Plate 1 Nicolet™ Continuum™ XL microscope

The innovative design of the Nicolet Continuum XL adds imaging capability to the renowned Nicolet Continuum IR microscope, which incorporates advanced microscopy features, including simultaneous view and collect, dual remote sample masking, Reflachromat compensating objectives and visible contrast and illumination techniques.

The Nicolet Continuum XL features an exclusive optical design that enables users to perform single-point collection and imaging on the same system without compromising the performance of either mode of operation. In single-point mode, dual remote sample masking provides optimum spatial resolution, enabling pure spectra to be obtained from the smallest samples. In imaging mode, high fidelity optics allow rapid collection of sharp images.

The Nicolet Continuum XL is supported by new versions of OMNIC™ and Atlus software, which provide excellent visualization and image processing capabilities. Users are able to link spectra, video images and chemical images into a single organized window. The software supports the collection of single points, line and area maps when using a single element detector and images when using an array.

For more information on the Nicolet Continuum XL, please contact: Tel: +1 800-532- 4752; E-mail:

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