Accessory provides research-grade diffuse analysis.

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Smart Collector is designed for infrared analysis of solid samples. Optical design increases percentage of diffuse reflection needed to obtain nanogram levels of sensitivity. It can eliminate spectral distortion by maximizing diffuse reflectance radiation, while minimizing specular reflectance component. When combined with environmental chamber option, unit can perform diffuse reflectance experiments at elevated temperatures, high-pressure, and vacuum conditions.


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Diffuse Analysis of Solid Samples with Smart Collector Accessory

MADISON, Wis. (Sept, 2002) - Thermo Nicolet, a Thermo Electron business (NYSE:TMO), introduces the Smart Collector accessory for research-grade diffuse analysis. The Smart Collector, designed for the infrared analysis of solid samples, particularly powdered materials, is one of the most advanced and versatile accessories for Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (DRIFTS). Compared to traditional techniques, such as KBr pellets and mulls, diffuse reflection greatly simplifies sample preparation. Using a unique optical design, the Smart Collector increases the percentage of diffuse reflection needed to obtain nanogram levels of sensitivity in the research laboratory environment. Incorporating its unique collection optics, the Smart Collector can eliminate spectral distortion by maximizing diffuse reflectance radiation, while minimizing the specular reflectance component. The Smart Collector can provide invaluable information by performing in-situ analysis of solid samples. When combined with the environmental chamber option, this accessory can quickly and easily perform a wide variety of diffuse reflectance experiments at elevated temperatures, high-pressure, and vacuum conditions, with minimal sample preparation. For more information, contact us at 800-201-8132 or visit our web site at www.thermo.com/nicolet. About Thermo Nicolet Thermo Nicolet was founded in 1967 and is the leading manufacturer of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and Raman spectrometers, microscopes, sampling accessories, software and spectral libraries. Our instruments are used throughout the chemical, pharmaceutical, polymer, petrochemical, food and energy industries, as well as in government and university laboratories. About Thermo Electron Thermo Electron Corporation is a global leader in providing technology-based instruments, components, and systems that offer total solutions for markets ranging from life sciences to telecommunications to food, drug, and beverage production. The company's powerful technologies help researchers sift through data to make discoveries that will fight disease or prolong life. They allow manufacturers to fabricate critical components required to increase the speed and quality of communications. And they automatically monitor and control online production to ensure that quality standards are met safely and efficiently. Thermo Electron, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, reported $2.2 billion in revenues in 2001 and employs approximately 11,000 people worldwide. For more information on Thermo Electron, visit www.thermo.com.

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