This work represents a sound introduction to the fundamental principles of infrared microspectroscopy (IMS). It describes how IMS is used to solve specific microanalytical problems in a variety of disciplines, including forensic analysis, art conservation, and geological, pharmaceutical and electronics research. The book discusses when and how to use special techniques such as line scanning, 3-dimensional imaging and attenuated total reflection and grazing-angle spectroscopy.
". . .the book contains a valuable collection of information for the infrared microspectroscopist. . .the Practical Guide to Infrared Microspectroscopy has something for every IR microspectroscopist. "
Minimizing optical nonlinearities in infrared microspectroscopy; uniting microscopy and spectroscopy; infrared microimaging; application of reflectance microspectroscopy in the electronics industry; depth profiling and defect analysis of films and laminates - an industrial approach; infrared microspectroscopy of forensic paint evidence; forensic examination of textile fibers by infrared microspectroscopy; infrared microspectroscopy analysis of cultural artifacts; pharmaceutical applications of infrared microspectroscopy; infrared microspectroscopy in the geosciences with emphasis on long wavelengths and high pressures; unique preparation techniques for nanogram samples; sample preparation techniques for microsamples.