Thermo Scientific Nicolet iN10 Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) imaging microscope is located on the second floor of Aapistie 5’s Kieppi in the room 2128B. It can provide spectral information about chemical composition within samples. Our group is mostly interested in imaging biological tissues, but the device can be used to measure other materials as well. The device is equipped with motorized stage, which provides ease of use in finding desired areas of the sample and allows mapping of large areas. Measurement mode can be selected between transmission (transparent samples, e.g. thin tissue slices) and reflection (smooth surfaces, thin coatings, solids and powders).


Maximum sample size: Area of standard microscope slide glass, maximum height 20 mm.

Spatial resolution: 6.25 µm or 25 µm

Spectral resolution: 2 cm-1

Detector specifications:

  • Room temperature DTGS detector, spectral range 7600 – 450 cm-1
  • Liquid nitrogen cooled high sensitivity MCT-A detectors
    • Single element spectral range 7800 – 650 cm-1
    • Multiple (16) element spectral range 7800 – 715 cm-1


  • Imaging ATR Accessory


Contact details:

Lassi Rieppo


Asimov link for reservation

Last updated: 8.7.2019