Spectroscopy

UV-Vis-NIR Spectroscopy

Spectrophotometers were originally developed for the absorption measurement of liquid samples. In recent years, however, high-precision, high-energy spectrophotometers have hit the market due to the rapid increase in reflection and absorption measurements on solid samples, including semiconductors, films, glass, and absorbing materials. In the meantime, the field of life sciences demands high-throughput analyzers offering high-sensitivity and high-speed measurement of ultra-trace samples. The fields of pharmaceuticals and drug manufacture demand security, audit-trail and other GXP- and FDA 21 CFR Part 11-compatibility functions. Therefore, the spectrophotometer software must also support these functions. Shimadzu develops hardware and software to meet all these requirements. Read More

FTIR Spectroscopy

Shimadzu has released a variety of FTIR systems boasting high resolution and high sensitivity and a variety of associated instruments, such as an infrared microscope unit, to facilitate automation. These are utilized in a wide range of structural analysis or non-destructive measurement applications, such as to qualify the location of defects on IC chips and other small parts in electronics, electrical, and semiconductor industries, to qualify pharmaceuticals based on the Japanese Pharmacopoeia, to identify vehicles from paint fragments left at crime scenes, or to verify starting materials on beads as a pre-synthesis study in combinatorial chemistry. Read More

Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy

This analysis method uses a high-frequency inductively-coupled plasma as the light source, and is ideal for the analysis of sample solutions. The ICP Emission Spectrometer has become highly regarded for its speed and accuracy, due to the increase in the number of analyzed samples and analyzed elements in recent years. It is widely used as the official analysis method according to JIS and ISO standards and the Japanese Water Supply Act. This instrument supports an extensive range of analysis from trace levels to high concentrations. It also supports analysis for research and development, automated analysis for production control, and water-quality monitoring analysis for environmental management. Read More

Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy

The energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer irradiates the sample with X-rays and measures the energy (wavelength) and intensity of the generated fluorescent X-rays to determine the type and content of the elements comprising the sample. As X-ray fluorescence spectrometry permits the non-destructive elemental analysis of solid, powder, and liquid samples as well as rapid, non-destructive testing for harmful elements in printed circuit boards and other electronic devices. It it is widely used by electronics and automobile manufacturers around the world for receiving and shipping inspections and other quality control in compliance with the RoHS/ELV Directive. Read More

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Since the atomic absorption spectrophotometer was first launched in 1968, Shimadzu Corporation has remained at the forefront of the world inorganic analysis industry. Shimadzu still maintains an overwhelming market share with highly-regarded products that are selected as the market standard throughout the world. The extensive product range incorporates fully automatic general-purpose systems, a simple and low-cost AA instrument, and a dedicated soil and plant analyzer. They all share great ease-of-use, high functionality, and excellent reliability. Choose Shimadzu to dramatically enhance the productivity and reliability of your laboratory. Shimadzu products will meet all your demands. Read More