Disruptive FT-IR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) technologies
An FT-IR spectrometer is able to simultaneously collect high spectral resolution data over a wide spectral range – providing both a qualitative and quantitative analysis of a wide possibility of samples (both organic and inorganic).
Traditionally, FT-IR solutions have tended to be both expensive and complex, but our client believes that FT-IR software is now more robust and that cost could be significantly reduced due to enabling technologies. This would open several new markets where FT-IR could potentially be used in an industrial environment.
- Spectral resolution: less than 2 cm^-1 (ideally 0.5 cm^-1)
- Spectral range: Near-IR and Mid-IR
- Industrial design and immune to vibration
- BOM cost for the interferometer of less than $10,000.
Ideally, any potential partners would have a commercially available product (or close to commercialization) and/or significant expertise in this area. Manufacturing or component technologies that could help achieve the performance above, at a lower cost than current product solutions, would also be of interest.