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Thermo Scientific NICOLET IR100 FT-IR Spectrometer

Thermo Scientific Nicolet  |   Item# EW-83008-00

$13,379.00 USD/EACH


  • Easy to use unit saves time and space
  • Compact design — 18"W x 13"D — takes up less lab space
  • No computer needed to run samples
This affordable FT-IR is easy to use, allowing you to spend less time running samples and more time doing other projects. The included software allows you to view your results on the color LCD screen, with no need for a separate computer. Software is easy to navigate with a standard mouse, allowing you to set-up and run your samples more easily. Analyze results on the unit with peak picking, peak integration, and baseline correction. Create your own spectra library or use the libraries available below to match peaks. Create reports with standard templates, or share the information electronically. System log-in feature limits access and protects settings and data.
Optical components and design have been tested extensively and provides exceptional reliability. User changable components minimizes costs and downtime. Self-testing diagnostics program verifies parameters and conditions are correct. Sample compartment accommodates standard transmission accessories, or use the built in Foundation Series™ sample compartment for additional sampling techniques. Add the Swap-Top™ ATR module below for easier sample preparation and cleanup.
The small footprint takes up minimal lab space with dimensions of 18"W x 13"D. The small size also allows for movement from location to location, weighing just 32 pounds.
Product Type Spectrophotometer
Wavelength range 7800 to 375 nm
Detector Deuteriated tri-glyceride sulfate (DTGS)
Output Mono-directional Ethernet
Sample compartments Foundation Series
Model 960M0032EN
Source lamp Mid-infrared ceramic emitter
Scan time 1/second
Display Color LCD screen
Brand Thermo Scientific Nicolet

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  • Q:

    the printer was connected to the Thermo Scientific Nicolet IR100FT-IR is off. We can replace it with another model, but it is not explained in the technical documentation on how to install the drivers. how do we proceed to install a new printer?
    Asked on 2/6/2014 by jean-marie from orléans, FRANCE

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      If this instrument is connected to a network, the currently specified network printer path is shown int he Network Printer Path text box in the Print Options dialog box. Follow the steps below if you want to specify a different printer fro printing your spectra and report; note: you want to print using only a printer connected directly to the spectrometer, now special setup is required. 1) Click the Setup button and then choose Print Options from the menu. Print options should appear. 2) Specify the desired printer path. If you know the path, you can type it in the Network Printer Path text box. The path must be a shared network resource expressed in the following general form: \\computername\sharname. Please contact our technical support department for indepth instructions regarding further installation procedures.

      Answered on 2/6/2014 by James from Technical Support
  • Q:

    Does the Thermo Scientific Nicolet IR100FT-IR posses a double beam performance/capability?
    Asked on 8/26/2010 by Anonymous from England

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      No, this is a single beam spectrophotometer. For help selecting a double beam model, please contact our technical application specialists for assistance (contact information can be found in the "contact us" section on the web page).

      Answered on 8/30/2010 by Jack from Technical Support
  • Q:

    How do I export my Data from this system, seeing as it saves to cards with the .spa extension, which my computer cannot read.
    Asked on 5/27/2010 by Eric from Troy, AL

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      Use the included software to read the data from the spectrophotometer.

      Answered on 6/1/2010 by David from Tech Support
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    Please what should be the environmental condition of this machine in terms of humidity? Will dessicants be required to meet the operating conditions?
    Asked on 5/25/2010 by John Ajala from Brighton, UK

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      The optics in an FTIR are sensitive to humidity, they can fog up like eye glasses when you walk into a warm building on a winter’s day. For this reason, all instruments have a replaceable internal desiccant pack (anhydrous CaCl2) that absorbs any humidity that gets into the bench, plus the optics are under a foam gasket to minimize air exchange. The desiccant can either be replaced with a new pack, or you can put the original one into an oven and bake out the moisture for a few hours.
      Regarding room conditions, if you’re in a lab-type environment with an air conditioned room, the humidity issue is pretty much negligible. The problems arise on those hot muggy summer days if you have the windows in the lab open. You may want to store the FTIR away until you need to use it later on. I suggest putting it into a box, and/or wrapped in a big plastic bag, with a couple packs of the desiccant inside, it should be just fine.

      Answered on 6/9/2010 by Jen from Technical Support
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    Does this product have ATR capabilities?
    Asked on 3/31/2010 by Ryan the Grad Student from GA

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      The swap-top HATR module accessory is available for your use with this unit. It comes with your choice of plate kits. Th 83008-75 is the Swap-Top module with combination sample plate kits.

      Answered on 4/2/2010 by Josh from Technical Support
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Not powerful enough for a QC Lab

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from Akron, OH

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  • Accurate
  • Easy To Use


  • Breaks Easily
  • Doesn't Work Properly

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    Comments about Thermo Scientific NICOLET<tm> IR100 FT-IR Spectrometer:

    We are a relatively busy QC lab that needed something compact and easy to use to test raw materials at a rate of 4-5 per day max. We have limited bench space, didn't need fancy software and didn't want to have to buy (and make room for) a separate computer so we thought this was the answer. Boy, were we wrong. The machine was easy to set up and use from the get go but within the first week, we noticed that the machine kept locking up on us. It needed to be cycled off and on again to restart use. Frustrated, I called the company and they stated that they knew they had this problem and just hadn't figured it out yet. Things got worse when we tried to hook it up to our network to print to a shared printer. It CAN NOT handle being hooked up to a network directly. Eventually we had to hook it up to a seperate computer anyway just to get it to work but the problems continued. We purchased the performer swap top module and the ZnSe plate for testing as we test a wide variety of water and solvent based materials. It turns out that the glue they use to secure the crystal into the plate can not handle solvents (not something noted in any literature). We have now been through 2 plates in two years. At $700+ per plate, it is not a good investment. As it turns out, I could have gotten a much better machine for just a little bit more money and skipped this "basic" unit and all of its problems. In fact, our old 1600 was a better choice than this one has been. Definitely look at other models!!

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