Application Note: Elucidating Rock and Mineral Composition with Handheld Agilent FTIR Analyzers
28 June 2013

Agilent handheld FTIR analyzers are optimized for geological sample measurements, with an integrated diffuse reflectance sample interface. The instruments can be used on samples in the field, with little or no sample preparation. FTIR provides information about how the elements are bonded to form a mineral’s chemical composition. When used in conjunction with x-ray fluorescence analyzers, which determine what elements are present, geoscientists are equipped with a powerful onsite identification system.