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ATR-Mir spectrometer (Ocean MZ5)

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Ocean MZ5 is a miniature ATR Mir spectrometer with measurement capabilities from 1818-909 cm-1 (5.5-11µm). It allows absorbance, reflectance and transmittance measurement techniques.

This miniature ATR spectrometer contains all needed instruments: the sample interface, the light source and detector, the crystal cover and the Ocean Mirror software. This ATR spectrometer provides a compact, fast and scalable alternative to traditional FTIR spectroscopy solutions.

Ocean MZ5 is a complete system and does not require any external equipment such as light sources or fibers. The dedicated software allows users to measure absorbance and transmittance of liquids placed on the intrument’s crystal surface. A rotating cover protects the crystal when not in use.

Applications include chemical discrimination, food and flavourings analysis, environmental testing and scientific research.

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  • Fully self-contained
  • Plug and play solution
  • No accessories or customizations needed
  • Cost-effective alternative to integrated systems
  • Simple software installation
  • Fast and accurate analysis
  • All spectra are timestamped
  • High thermal stability
  • Protective crystal cover
  • Recessed sample well
  • Compact and portable design
  • Liquids measurement only
  • Fuel analysis
  • Materials identification
  • Agriculture measurement and monitoring
  • Food and beverage quality control
  • Food safety
  • Anti-counterfeit
  • Life sciences
  • Pharmaceutical R&D
  • Nanotechnology
ATR Spectrometer (Mid-Infrared) performance
Spectral range1818-909 cm-1 (5.5-11µm)
Signal-to-noise ratio (single scan)300:1 or better (60 s measurement)
Spectral bandwidth (FWHM)75 cm-1
Measurement time (typical)30 seconds (N=200)
Operating environment0-45°C non-condensing
Storage environment0-60°C non-condensing
Detector and Optoelectronics
Number of sample reflections9
Illumination sourceElectrically modulated MEMS emitter
Source lifetimeMore than 5,000 hrs. of continuous measurement
Dispersing elementLinear variable filter
Detector128-pixel uncooled pyroelectric array
Analog to digital converter16-bit
Physical and mechanical properties
Dimensions165 mm x 165 mm x 66 mm
Weight812g
Housing and ATR frame materialAluminum
ATR surface area17 mm x 27 mm
Crystal materialZnSe (zinc selenide)
Ocean Mirror Software
Interfaces & controls the MZ5, display spectra, and record dataCalculates Transmittance & Absorbance
Displays spectra in real timeCalculates average spectra
Displays in cm-1 (wavenumber) or µm (wavelength)Saves data to Excel files
Software requirements anc compatibility
Windows 7 or above.NET framework 4.6 or above
Not compatible with Mac or Linux
ManufacturerOcean Optics

How does an ATR spectrometer work?

  1. A sample is placed directly on the crystal
  2. Light enters one end of the crystal, does 9 bounces with total internal reflection
  3. Light interacts with the material touching the crystal
  4. The material absorbs the light based on the material properties and the signal us attenuated
  5. Light exists the crystal and enters a pyroelectric detector with an LVF
  6. The LVF covered detector creates a spectra in the same manner as our traditional detectors with LVFs
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