Let’s take a look back at the Co-UDlabs webinar on FTIR chemical mapping
Aalborg University, a partner in the Co-UDlabs INFRAIA project, has held — on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 14:00 CEST — an introductory webinar on the principles of FTIR spectroscopy and microscopy, as well as µFTIR-Imaging analysis.
With more than 15 participants, the webinar ”µFTIR-Chemical Mapping” was intended to provide basic knowledge on a widely used analytical technique that combines the chemical information from Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy with the resolving power of microscopy.
After introducing basic concepts about Infrared Spectroscopy and how an FTIR spectrometer works, infrared microscopy was briefly explained, including different modes of collecting spectra at the microscopic scale. Finally, µFTIR-chemical mapping technology was introduced, focusing on theoretical and practical details related to this technique. To conclude, the webinar provided a short overview of the main applications of µFTIR-chemical mapping ranging from biomedical science to material science and microplastic analysis on environmental samples, focusing on urban water microplastic monitoring.
The webinar was freely accessible on Teams, but if you couldn’t attend, watch the replay below!