Product News: Specac Announces the Launch of the Quest ATR for IR Spectroscopy

04 Oct 2012

Quest is the latest ATR (attenuated total reflectance) accessory from Specac and it is believed to be one of the most significant innovations in the IR spectroscopy market for over ten years.

The Quest ATR Accessory is a performance single-reflection ATR accessory from Specac designed for laboratory spectroscopic sample analysis in the mid- and far-infrared. With innovative optical design and durable monolithic diamond ATR crystal option, this sets the benchmark in performance and value for ATR spectroscopy.

The Quest's innovative optical design is based around all reflective gold-coated optics, and features Specac's Synopti-Focal Array technology with precision-molded aspheric mirrors. These features allow for a high throughput accessory with an extended wavelength capability suitable for both mid and far-IR spectroscopy.

Four interchangeable ATR crystal pucks are available for the Quest:

• High throughput diamond
• Extended wavelength diamond
• ZnSe
• Ge

Each puck is made from hardened stainless steel and is held in place on the accessory magnetically making them easily interchangeable without requiring additional alignment.

The key features are as follows:

• Strong and durable monolithic diamond ideal for analysing hard inflexible solid materials
• It has an extended wavelength capability from 10,000 to 40 wavenumbers
• High spectral quality and high throughput
• Interchangeable diamond, ZnSe, and GE crystal puck options.

David Smith, Managing Director says “We’ve introduced Quest because we recognise that our customers often have limited resources available and they don’t always require the advanced solutions that the Golden Gate provides. However, we do believe that everyone can benefit from a value ATR product with all of the advantages that a solid monolithic diamond provides, retaining the stamp of high quality the market has come to expect from a Specac product”

The Specac Quest ATR Product Launch will take place Royal Society of Chemistry HQ in Picadilly on 30th October from 6pm - 8pm.