English Abstract

The Basics of Infrared Spectroscopy and Its Recent Applications

Masashi URABE
Industrial Technology Center of Okayama Prefecture, Okayama, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2017),90(12),571-576 General Review in Japanese

Infrared spectroscopy (IR) is a useful tool to identify unknown substances. In addition, it is easy to handle even for beginners of chemical analysis. In this review, the basics of several recent applications of IR such as photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS), micro-ATR imaging and AFM-IR are introduced.

Keywords: Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy, FT-IR, ATR, Micro-ATR-Imaging, PAS, AFM-IR