Spotlight 400 FT-IR Microscope from Perkin Elmer

Perkin Elmer’s Spotlight 400 FTIR is an advanced imaging system that integrates rapid imaging and high sensitivity with ease-of-use. The system is capable of imaging large sample areas at high spatial resolution down to 10µm in a rapid way. As a result, this IR microscopy can be expanded to many new application areas.

PerkinElmer offers a complete range of IR microscopy and imaging systems, sampling accessories, and software to laboratories across the globe, thereby enhancing analytical processes, product quality, and productivity.

Key Features

The main features of the Spotlight 400 FTIR imaging system are as follows:

  • Solid-state white light illumination
  • Duet™ detector design comprising a single element MCT detector and a linear array MCT imaging detector
  • Rapid-scan IR imaging
  • Fully-automated focus, illumination, and stage movement
  • Excellent sensitivity offers high quality data down to the established diffraction limits
  • 6.25µm, 25µm and 50µm pixel resolution provides flexibility in imaging line and spatial resolution
  • Can function in near-IR, mid-IR, or dual range to span a complete range of imaging applications in a single system
  • Optional ATR imaging enhances the spatial resolution by a factor of four, down to 3µm at 1000cm-1


The Spotlight 400 FTIR is used in following applications:

  • Academic research
  • Product defect analysis
  • Impurity identification
  • Forensics
  • Biomaterial studies such as bone, tissue, teeth, and leaves
  • Pharmaceutical table analysis and other component distribution analyses

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