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World's Most Compact FT-IR Spectrometer - ALPHA FT-IR from Bruker

World's Most Compact FT-IR Spectrometer - ALPHA FT-IR from Bruker

About the size of a lab book, the world‘s smallest FT-IR spectrometer ALPHA will play a big part in your daily routine. Plug & play set-up, easy-to-use software, combined with QuickSnap™ sampling modules assure powerful and reliable FT-IR analysis you expect from Bruker.

World‘s smallest FT-IR

The new ALPHA will save you the much needed bench space in your laboratory. ALPHA‘s footprint is the smallest in the world, it only takes up a 22 cm by 30 cm space (about 8“ by 11“). ALPHA is light as well, only weighing about 7 kg (about 13 lbs).

No sacrifice in performance

The ALPHA interferometer is based on Bruker Optics’ patented RockSolid™ design, which is used in our laboratory and rugged process spectrometers. This means the ALPHA delivers the performance and reproducible results people have come to expect from a Bruker FT-IR spectrometer. The ALPHA is also insensitive to vibration, so it can be placed almost anywhere, can be moved, and be immediately operational without any need for alignment. ALPHA delivers excellent sensitivity as well as x-axis reproducibility and stability.

Practicality for routine analysis

The ALPHA makes FT-IR analysis simpler than it has ever been before. With it‘s plug-and-play operation, easy to set-up and ease of use, ALPHA brings practicality to FT-IR spectroscopy. ALPHA offers all the capabilities you expect to achieve for a routine analysis. The intuitive OPUS/Mentor software interface guides you every step of the way. The software is easy to learn. You will use your time for the FT-IR analysis – not for learning the software.

Flexible Sampling

The ALPHA offers full FT-IR sampling flexibility. User exchangeable QuickSnap™ sampling modules allow the analysis of almost any kind of sample (e.g. solids, liquids or gases). Transmission, attenuated total reflection (ATR), external and diffuse reflection FT-IR sampling accessories are available.


The Bruker ALPHA FT-IR Spectrometer has won the following awards:

  • 2009 Good Design Award
  • 2007 Instrument Business Outlook - Analytical Instrument Industrial Design Gold Award
  • 2007 PITTCON Editor's Bronze Award

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