Quest ATR Accessory by Specac Ltd

Manufacturer Specac Ltd
4.6
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5.0
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The Quest™ ATR is a single-reflection ATR accessory from Specac designed for routine use in academic and industrial laboratories.  With features designed to inspire confidence in the quality of results and reliability in use, this product sets the benchmark in performance and value in FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy.  Three key features of the Quest™ ATR: Monolithic diamond ATR crystals that are both chemically resilient and scratch-resistant, as well as extremely tough, being able to sustain the... Read more


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Average Rating: 4.6
12 Scientists have reviewed this product

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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati



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    5 out of 5
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Reduced analysis time, high reproducibility
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Biomass analysis for structural and functional group changes

"We purchased this product last year. It has helped us a lot by reducing analysis time and at the same time it gives very good results which have high reproducibility. Can be used for a wide range of samples which need to analyzed."

Review date: 08 Apr 2019 | Quest ATR Accessory
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Nutramax Laboratories



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    5 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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Fantastic design, great equipment!
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Raw Material identification for supplement industry.

"This product is fantastic! We replaced our old system with this one about 2 years ago and have not looked back!. The diamond ATR units are practically indestructible and can not be easier to clean."

Review date: 05 Dec 2017 | Quest ATR Accessory
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: OFS Fitel, LLC



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    5 out of 5
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High optical signal throughput and smart optical design
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cure test for polymer coating

"Compared to similar attachments to FTIR, Quest is one of the best (if not the best) in high optical signal throughput and signal-to-noise ratio. There is definitely some smart optical design involved. No breaks or any concerns within 2 years of daily operation."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | Quest ATR Accessory
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: LMU University of Munich



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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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In use daily, by students and for sensitive energetic materials. Great device.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analytics of energetic compounds

"This ATR module gave life back to our ancient FTIR spectroscope, which has been pretty much out of use for quite some time. The Specac module was simple to install, a distance plate which was missing (not fitting) on delivery was promptly sent to us - great customer support. All data recorded is reliable, the system is in use every day. Only the sample plate has stains so a different type of steel would have been nice. But all the working parts are reliable and the system is easy to clean, as you would expect from an ATR."

Review date: 17 Mar 2017 | Quest ATR Accessory
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2004

  • Organization: DPPC Co.



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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Clear Results
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical

"It is an easy and valuable for pharmaceutical and polymer product in my research area."

Review date: 04 Jan 2017 | Quest ATR Accessory
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Trinity College Dublin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Critical to efficiency in our labs
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Teaching FTIR in undergraduate teaching laboratories

"Very valuable tool when fast turnaround is required. Perfect for organic chemistry practicals."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Quest ATR Accessory
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Glasgow



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Brilliant product, very easy to use and very hard wearing
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:IR analysis of samples in undergraduate teaching labs

"This product is fantastic, we replaced the old plates in our IRs with these as they were continuously getting damaged and misused in the teaching labs. These diamond ATR units are practically indestructible and extremely easy to clean and can be swapped out for liquid or gas cells very easily."

Review date: 22 Dec 2016 | Quest ATR Accessory
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Chapman University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Has allowed successful experiments under our time constraints.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Advanced undergraduate laboratories

"Allows us to have a much quicker through put by reducing sample prep time and allows successful handling of small samples by students. A problem we had was quickly resolved with no needless hassle."

Review date: 19 Dec 2016 | Quest ATR Accessory
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Oxford



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Excellent accessory, would recommend highly.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Use in teaching laboratories and fundamental Chemistry research

"The Quest ATR is a versatile ATR accessory, due to the easily interchangeable ATR 'pucks' that allow rapid switching over a broad spectral range and sample requirement. Of particular note is the use of all-reflective optics and the availability of an extended-range diamond option. This places the Quest ATR amongst the best ATR accessories available for both routine characterization and more demanding applications in a research environment."

Review date: 19 Dec 2016 | Quest ATR Accessory
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: CARIRI



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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The ATR is so easy to use and maintain. Great purchase.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Water based liquids and powders

"This ATR is so easy to use. We have been testing liquids, powders (deposits) and plastics with absolutely no problems for the last 3 years. We see no loss of performance. Easy to clip in and out of our Shimadzu FTIR."

Review date: 19 Dec 2016 | Quest ATR Accessory


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Good results, with accuracy
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Analysis of material

"The results are accurate but still there is scope in specificity. Each technique has its does and don’ts.... "

Review date: 13 Dec 2016 | Quest ATR Accessory
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Oxford



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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Works well
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Surface Analysis

"This is a simple to use high quality ATR for FTIR, a good accessory to add to a standard instrument."

Review date: 13 Dec 2016 | Quest ATR Accessory

The Quest ATR is a single-reflection ATR accessory from Specac designed for routine use in academic and industrial laboratories.  With features designed to inspire confidence in the quality of results and reliability in use, this product sets the benchmark in performance and value in FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy. 

Three key features of the Quest ATR:

  • Monolithic diamond ATR crystals that are both chemically resilient and scratch-resistant, as well as extremely tough, being able to sustain the high point loads encountered when sampling hard, irregular solids. 
  • Interchangeable crystal pucks. Our ever-growing range of options currently includes ZnSe for soft materials, Ge for highly absorbing samples, and options for liquid containment and specular reflectance. 
  • Repeatable and reproducible sample loads are enabled by the pressure tower. This has an audible 'click' to indicate the preset pressure limit and features a swing anvil arm to allow easy access to the ATR crystal puck. Both plane and pellet anvils are provided with the accessory to allow analysis of samples of various shapes. These anvils are easily interchangeable and stored on the top plate when not in use.