Fundamentals of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy teaches the basics of FTIR spectroscopy to those new to the field and serves as an excellent reference for experienced users. This book explains difficult theoretical concepts using diagrams and easy-to-understand language with a minimum of complex mathematics. It contains a unique chapter on spectral data manipulation and a discussion of the 15 pitfalls of quantitative analysis. The comprehensive glossary provides quick and easy access to important FTIR terms.
Table of Contents
Introduction to FTIR A Brief History of FTIR The Advantages and Limitations of FTIR Names and Addresses of FTIR Companies References How an FTIR Works The Michelson Interferometer How an Interferogram Becomes a Spectrum Determining Resolution: FTIR Trading Rules Hardware Considerations Measurements of Data Quality References Figures Proper Use of Spectral Manipulations Spectral Subtraction Baseline Correction Smoothing Spectral Library Searching Figures Choosing the Right Sampling Technique Transmission Techniques Reflectance Techniques Attenuated Total Reflectance Photoacoustic Spectroscopy List of FTIR Accessory Companies References Figures Quantitative Analysis Beer's Law and Single Component Analyses Helpful Hints: Experimental Pitfalls to Avoid Hyphenated Infrared Techniques Infrared Microspectroscopy Gas Chromatography--FTIR References Figures Glossary Index