The volume is divided into two parts. The first section of Part 1 describes the hardware of Fourier Transform infrared spectrometers and offers guidelines on how to select instrument settings. Section 2 of Part 1 is concerned with theoretical and practical aspects of infrared techniques such as IR-microscopy, ATR, diffuse reflection, specular reflection, photoacoustic detection, and emission spectroscopy as well as data handling techniques. Part II consists of about 90 examples of analyses using these infrared techniques. For some samples, we selected multiple techniques to obtain different information from the sample.
This volume is intended to show beginners in modern Fourier Transform-Infrared analysis which technique of infrared analysis should be selected and how to use it to obtain certain information from the most common samples brought into research and analytical laboratories in production industries such as the polymer, semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries.