AIM-9000 Infrared Microscope
A macro view on micro analysis


Perform Infrared Measurements Smoothly While Viewing Visible Images
- Visible/Infrared Dual View System -

AIM-9000Infrared spectra can be measured while checking a visible image of the sample. Spectra can be measured while confirming the position of contaminants, which avoids the trouble of switching back and forth between the visible light and infrared light.
Used in combination with the tiling function, visible observations and infrared measurements can be performed anywhere within the stage operating range, which does not need to reposition the sample.

Image view of the visible light and infrared optical path
Green light: visible light optical path
Red light: infrared optical path

Visualize Components - Chemical Imaging* -

The invisible distribution of chemicals can be visualized based on peak height or area, multivariate analysis (PCR/MCR), or spectral similarity to target spectra.

Chemical image of pharmaceutical powder

Rolled pharmacuetical products with a diamond cell and then mapping measured.
Right figure represents the distribution of powder components, such as lactose, lipid, and cellulose.
Color display can be switched freely between single-color and multi-color.

* Visualizing chemicals requires an optional mapping program (P/N 206-98427).

Perform Ultra Micro Analysis - Best-in-Class Signal-to-Noise Ratio -

The AIM-9000 optimized for measuring extremely small areas. The AIM-9000 achieves 30,000:1 signal-to-noise ratios, the best in its class. Consequently, it can quickly obtain excellent spectra from even extremely small contaminants.

Transmission measurement of polystyrene beads

A ø10 µm polystyrene bead was measured by transmittance method. Low noise and high quality spectrum of very small sample was obtained with only small number of scan.

Perform High-Sensitivity ATR Measurement - Samples with High Refractive Index -

The Ge prism (P/N 206-32600-41) has an anti-reflective coating that provides high sensitivity for over 50% higher throughput. Due to a steeper incident angle for the infrared light, compared to the previous model, the AIM-9000 is able to acquire excellent distortion-free ATR spectra even when measuring samples with a high refractive index, such as black rubber.

ATR measurement of black rubber

An acrylonitrilebutadiene rubber (NBR) with 50wt% carbon was measured by Ge-ATR objective. A clear peak of C=C-H out-of-plane bending mode was obtained at 970cm-1, which was strained by conventional ATR objective.

Fully Support Identification of Contaminants
- Tap Water/Food Contaminants Library and Thermal-Damaged Plastics Library* -

Tap Water/Food Contaminants Library (P/N 206-30390-91)

This unique library was created by Shimadzu especially for analyzing contaminants in tap water and food products. The library includes information about samples actually collected as contaminants and service parts commercially marketed for tap water applications. It also includes a collection of X-ray fluorescence profiles (PDF files). Consequently, it can significantly improve the precision of contaminant searches. Unlike the previous libraries, this is a mixture library that covers the extensive knowledge and experience necessary for qualitative analysis.

Thermal-Damaged Plastics Library (P/N 206-33039-91)

This unique library includes information about plastics that have degraded due to oxidation by heating. The library is especially useful for analyzing degraded contaminant substances, which are common.

* Shimadzu create the library using spectra obtained by Hamamatsu Technical Support Center, Industrial Research Institute of Shizuoka Prefecture.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.