About Bruker Optics
Research and Archaeometry
Infrared and Raman
Optics, part of the Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) is the leading
manufacturer and worldwide supplier of Fourier Transform Infrared, Near Infrared
and Raman spectrometers for various industries and applications.
Bruker entered the field of FT-IR spectroscopy in 1974. The early instruments
set new standards in research FT-IR with evacuable optics, high resolution and
automatic range change. Since then, the product line has been continuously
expanding with instruments suitable for both analytical and research
applications with exceptional performance characteristics.
Today, Bruker Optics offers FT-IR, NIR, Raman, TD-NMR,
TeraHertz spectrometers and imaging spectrographs for various markets and
applications. Bruker Optics has R&D and manufacturing centers in
Ettlingen, Germany and The Woodlands, USA, technical support centers and sales
offices throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia.
Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy are among the most widely used techniques
for artifact analysis and archaeometry. Non-destructive analytical sampling
techniques are required for art historians, museum conservators and scientists
who try to characterize the attribution of the historical period and genuineness
of an artifact. Bruker Optics offers state-of-the-art infrared and Raman
spectrometers, microscopes and TD-NMR
analyzers for art conservation and archaeometry studies.
Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is a useful tool for
identifying a variety of inorganic and organic compounds based on their
selective absorption of radiation in the mid-infrared region of the
electromagnetic spectrum fingerprint signature. The infrared spectrum of a
sample can be matched with that of reference compounds using library search
software. In addition, both fourier transform (FT) and dispersive Raman
spectroscopy are based on molecular vibrations that complements infrared
spectroscopic analysis for art conservation and archeometry. Materials that
cannot be identified with IR can be characterized with Raman, and
vice versa. These techniques are also complementery to polarized light
microscopy and X-ray based structural analysis.
More over, studies of historical buildings, frescoes, wooden architecture,
and ancient books benefit from low resolution NMR analysis dealing with water
absorption, porosity, and other properties associated with structural stability
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