MicromATR Vision™


See What You Sample – Fast and Easy


The MicromATR Vision™ integrates video microscopy with ATR infrared spectroscopy.


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The MicromATR Vision™ is a new product designed to provide the highest available performance in an Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy accessory.  MicromATR Vision™ is a very flexible platform with many sample interface crystal options, FT-IR spectrometer interfaces, and pressure applicators. The small diameter of the ATR crystal allows the analysis of a broad range of samples, from macro to micro. 


ATR sampling with the MicromATR Vision™ is fast and easy.  Elegantly smooth operation of the torque knob delivers high and even pressure onto the sample ensuring high quality ATR spectra from even the most difficult samples. The hardness and chemical resistivity of the diamond internal reflection element enables the analysis of hard samples, abrasives, and corrosives. The MicromATR Vision™ mounts into the sample compartment of most FT-IR instruments – no alignment is necessary.


Integrated viewing optics with illumination of the sample through the diamond ATR crystal enables selection of discreet sample features and provides visual proof of sample contact. eSpot™ software provides tools for viewing real-time images, image capture, image storage, and image documentation. All electrical and communications connection provided through a single USB interface.


Innovative Optical and Mechanical Design

  • High efficiency, cost effective diamond ATR accessory
  • Fully integrated sample viewing and image capture, storage, and documentation
  • Broad range of ATR crystal plates - multireflection, specialized materials - including other manufacturers’ ATR Sampling Disks
  • Versatile macro and micro ATR sampling
  • Complete mid-IR and far-IR spectral range, limited only by spectrometer optics
  • Kinematic mounted ATR sampling plates – optimal position every time
  • Compact optical design, small purge volume
  • Interfaces with most FT-IR instruments
  • Non-viewing version also available




  • Drug characterization
  • Forensic Science
  • Fiber analysis
  • Contaminant identification
  • Surface defect characterization

……and many more

MicromATR Vision™ Features and Options

ATR Crystal Disks

Diamond XR - single crystal diamond prism that provides the largest spectral range (mid-IR through far-IR)
Diamond HT - single crystal diamond prism coated to provide higher optical efficiency in the mid-IR
Germanium single reflection (non-viewing)
Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) -  single crystal zinc selenide prism coated to provide high optical efficiency at an economical cost
Diamond or Silicon 3 reflection ZnSe composite - liquids and solids (non-viewing)
Diamond or Silicon 9 reflection ZnSe composite - liquids only (non-viewing)

Zinc Sulfide 9 reflection zinc selenide composite disk (non-viewing)

Prisms are mounted in a 316 Stainless Steel disk
ATR Crystal Disks are mechanically mounted and magnetically fixed
Smiths Detection and SensIR Technologies DuraDisks™ can also be used with MicromATR Vision™ (non viewing)

Heated ATR Crystal Disks and Temperature Controller


The heated ATR disk's temperature controller, from Czitek, is a temperature controller designed to work with both the MicromATR and MicromATR Vision. The controller allows the user to set the disk temperatures up to 130°C in 0.1°C increments.
Heated XR Diamond - single crystal diamond prism that provides the largest spectral range (mid-IR through far-IR)
Heated Diamond or Silicon 3 reflection ZnSe composite – For use with liquids or solids (Non-Viewing)
Heated Diamond or Silicon 9 reflection ZnSe composite – For use with liquids only (Non-Viewing)


External Reflectance Disk

For specular reflection measurements of flat, reflective surfaces or substances deposited on reflective surfaces.
Great for use with thin films deposited on metallic surfaces and or highly reflective polymers with little to no sample preparation.
Constructed from 316 stainless steel.
Magnetically fixed.


Pressure Applicator and Tips


Torque Knob delivers optimum pressure for good contact and high quality spectra.

Magnetically fixed tips are easily removable for cleaning and allow for better handling of a range of sample morphologies.


Compact Accessory with efficient optical design provides an extremely small purge volume and path.
Quick disconnect purge adapter allows dedicated purge to the accessory.
Purge tubes compatible with your FT-IR spectrometer permit purge isolation.

Accessory Dimensions: 4.5 X 3.5 X 3.5  inches (114 X 90 X 90 mm)

New!! eSpot Software

eSpot™ software facilitates image display, manipulation, capture, documentation, measurement and storage. 

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