FTIR Microscopes

The innovative IRT-5000/7000 Series FTIR Microscopes provide new functions that dramatically improve infrared micro-spectroscopy analyses. These FTIR microscope systems are used together with the FT/IR-4X, 6X and 8X spectrometers, offering the most advanced microscopy and imaging systems.
Coupling JASCO’s proven technology for infrared spectroscopy with the most advanced optical design, the IRT-5000/7000 Series offer an ideal solution for the most challenging sample analyses.

The FTIR Microscopes includes the intuitive Spectra Manager™ Suite with integrated search software solution, KnowItAll® Informatics and database JASCO Edition

FTIR-6X with IRT-5200
a combination of optical microscopy and molecular spectroscopy

Principles of Microspectroscopy

FTIR Microscopes

System Features

FTIR Micro-Area Analysis – IQ Mapping

The IRT-5000 and IRT-7000 series of FTIR microscope systems feature a unique and innovative function for sample analysis – IQ Mapping. This enables automated multi-point mapping, line mapping and IR imaging analyses of a microscopic area with a manual or auto- sample stage and a single element detector. Using a scan mirror the microscope moves the incident light to specified points, rapidly collecting a full spectrum at each position without moving the sample stage. IQ Mapping can be used to measure and image an area up to 400 x 400 µm using a 16× Cassegrain objective. The combination of IQ Mapping with the automated XYZ stage allows fast mapping and imaging of a wide area.

IQ Mapping

  • Single point
  • Multi-point
  • Line Mapping
  • Grid Mapping
  • Micro-ATR Mapping

IQ Mapping with Automatic XYZ Stage

  • Wide-area Mapping
  • Multi-ATR Mapping

Linear Array Detector and Rapid Scan

  • IR Imaging
  • Linear array detector and step scan
  • Dynamic Imaging

Sampling Flexibility

A wide range of data acquisition modes provides the best solution for almost any type of sample and application.

Exceptional Visual Observation Clarity

All microscopes are equipped with a high-resolution CMOS video camera with a 3× optical zoom , for higher clarity sample observation than digital zoom. Digital zoom is also included for sample visualization at increased magnification.

Spectra Manager Suite

Spectra Manager™ provides convenient, and automated functions with simplified operational procedures to minimize manual operations. Powerful data processing functions include 2D and/or 3D imaging of chemical information with many standard functions for data processing of spectral data.

  • Superior user-friendly graphical interface
  • Auto-focus/Auto-illumination
  • Registration of commonly used aperture settings
  • Automatic recognition of microscope objectives
  • Thumbnail display (memorizing sample position with focus and aperture information)
  • IQ Monitoring for simultaneous observation of the spectrum and sample image, with spectrum preview to check data quality prior to measurement
  • Data storage linked with sample image and aperture information
  • Report publishing (JASCO Canvas)


A wide range of optional accessories is available. The microscope system can be optimized for sample application requirements.

  • 5.7 inch TFT color display or binocular
  • Joystick for convenient stage control
  • Wavelength extension options
    ATR objectives with stage pressure sensor
  • Grazing angle objective and measurement polarizers
  • Sample purge and vacuum options
  • Sample observation options (observation polarizers, fluorescence observation and refractive objectives [10×, 20×])

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