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Specac’s Golden Gate™ ATR Accessory is a high performance single reflection monolithic diamond ATR product offer, featuring a Type IIIA diamond ATR element metal-bonded into a tungsten carbide mount to provide outstanding durability and exceptional chemical resistance. The robust design, strength, and inherent inertness of the Golden Gate™ diamond ATR element allows this ATR accessory to be used to achieve high-quality spectral data in the analysis of a broad range of materials including those that are abrasive, hard, reactive, or corrosive.
Little or no sample preparation is required when using the Golden Gate™ ATR – the only requirement is that the sample is in optical contact with the diamond element. The Golden Gate™ ATR is particularly appropriate for samples that may polymerise or set during analysis since they can be cleaned off with a knife or abrasive pad without damaging the ATR element. With a load capability up to 160 lbs (80 lbs standard) over the ATR element, good quality spectra can be achieved from the hardest rocks, powders, and pellets. Special anvils are available to hold polymer pellets, to seal in and run air/moisture sensitive samples, and to analyse coatings on wires.
Specac’s Standard Golden Gate™ ATR Accessory is compatible with a range of upgradeable sampling options for advanced ATR material analysis, including heated, cooled, reaction cell, or super critical fluids top plate ATR sample stages. The demountable nature of the top plate is well suited for the preparation of toxic or harmful materials, as they can be prepared in a glove box, sealed, and then measured with a higher degree of operator protection than other infrared sampling methods.
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"We have had two of these for nearly 10 years and they are without doubt the most durable pieces of kit I have in my laboratory, they even survive student use. Spectral quality is excellent, transmission is approx 10% of full beam energy, we can easily analyse between 200-300 samples per day and scrape the samples off with blades if they need to be retained or vac them off with a domestic cleaner. I could not praise them more. The only thing to break is the saphire anvil, which we replace every few years."