Food quality and safety control
FT-IR microscopy in food analysis finds its application in the case of samples smaller than 100 µm and those that cannot be separated. It combines the image of the sample with its FT-IR spectrum, thus allowing a better understanding of sample's nature. Using FT-IR microscopy, it is possible to analyze the composition of contaminants (fibers, fragments...) or measure chemical maps of larger areas, and thus monitor e.g. homogeneity of the distribution of individual components. In addition to the food analysis itself, you can also study the chemical composition of packaging or its contaminants.
Nicolet spectrometers are easy to connect to microscopes, they are reliable and intuitive to operate, so you don't have to spend valuable time studying theory and you can focus on what's really important for you.