Molecular Spectroscopy

Shimadzu offers a broad range of products for Spectroscopic Analysis, such as UV-Vis-NIR Spectroscopy, FTIR Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF).

The fields of pharmaceuticals and drug manufacture demand security, audit-trail and other GXP- and FDA 21 CFR Part 11-compatibility functions, Shimadzu develops hardware and software to meet all these requirements.

Molecular Spectroscopy

Shimadzu’s Molecular spectroscopy products are utilized in a wide range of applications.

FTIR is used for non-destructive measurement applications, like the determination of defects on IC chips and other small parts in electronics, electrical, and semiconductor industries, to qualify pharmaceuticals based on Pharmacopoeia, to identify vehicles from paint fragments left at crime scenes, or to verify starting materials on beads as a pre-synthesis study in combinatorial chemistry.

UV-Vis-NIR is used for reflection and absorption measurements on solid samples, including semiconductors, films, glass, and absorbing materials. In the meantime, the field of life sciences demands high-throughput analyzers offering high-sensitivity and high-speed measurement of ultra-trace samples.

Fluorescence spectrometers measure the optical absorbance (absorption spectrophotometers) and the emission intensity of chemical substances. To determine the wavelength dependency, light from the light source is normally separated into wavelengths by a diffraction grating.