(NANOQ-2.5) NanoQuest FT-NIR Spectral Sensor, 1350-2500 nm, Includes NANOQ-FIBER-400-VIS-NIR and NanoQuest Software

Sale price$5,870.05


NanoQuest is based on Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) technology, which is often favored in laboratory spectrometers because it collects spectral data over a wide range. The sensor’s patented micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology allows for a continuous-wave Michelson interferometer to be created monolithically on a MEMS chip. This enables detection of all wavelengths simultaneously, and mitigates the effects of motion on sensor stability.

Each NanoQuest comes with an optical fiber and operating software, and can be coupled to most Ocean Insight light sources and accessories to configure systems for absorbance/transmission or reflectance measurements.

Typical NanoQuest NIR applications include authentication of counterfeit products including textiles; characterization and quantification of food, soil nutrients and industrial materials; and compositional analysis of bodily fluids and other biological specimens.

For industrial applications, NanoQuest offers the advantages of scalability, low power needs, and tolerance to vibration and other motion effects. When compared with bulky and more expensive NIR instrumentation, NanoQuest is an attractive option for exploring new development opportunities.

Recommended Configuration - Absorbance/Transmission Measurements

Here's one suggested setup for cuvette-based absorbance measurements with NanoQuest:

- NANOQ-2.5 - compact FTIR spectral sensor (1350-2500 nm)

- SQ1-ALL cuvette holder - robust, reliable holder with 1 cm pathlength

- NANOQ-FIBER-400-VIS-NIR - 400 µm optical fiber

- HL-2000-HP-FHSA - high-power tungsten halogen source with built-in filter holder and shutter

Recommended Configuration - Reflection Measurements

Here's one suggested setup for probe-based reflection measurements with NanoQuest:

- NANOQ-2.5 - compact FTIR spectral sensor

- NANOQ-RPROBE-600-VIS-NIR - 600 µm fiber optic probe

- HL-2000-HP-FHSA - high-power tungsten halogen source with built-in filter holder and shutter

- Reflection probe holder - options include the RPH-1 and STAGE

- Reflection standard - WS-1-SL Spectralon diffuse reflectance standard


- Covers wider spectral range (1350-2500 nm), at lower cost, than other shortwave IR instrumentation

- Ultra-compact size (smaller than a deck of playing cards) frees up bench space and makes scalability simpler

- User-selectable optical resolution (8 nm or 16 nm FWHM) and scan rate provide experiment flexibility

- Versatile setup options enable absorbance/transmission or reflectance measurements

- Wider range and lower cost make access to shortwave IR measurements more manageable for a greater number of researchers

- Rugged enough for industrial applications

- Can be paired with Ocean Intelligence for qualification and quantification

- NANOQ-FIBER-400-VIS-NIR is included when you order the NanoQuest



- Identification of counterfeit textiles
- Polymer identification

Food and Agriculture

- Moisture contents of flours and grains
- Nutrient monitoring in soil, feed and leaf
- Raw milk analysis
- Soybean screening
- Sugar content in cereal

Life Science and Biomedical

- Real-time analysis of body fluids
- Hair analysis

NANOQ-2.5 Engineering
Wavelength Range 1.35μm - 2.5μm
Optical Resolution 8 or 16 nm FWHM
Input Fiber Connector FC/PC
Signal to Noise Ratio >3000:1 Transmission @ 2 sec scan time
>1000:1 Reflection @ 2 sec scan time
Power Consumption 750 mW (USB powered with 5 V supply)
Wired USB 2.0
Operating Temperature (-5) to 40 C
Dimensions 70 x 50 x 25 mm
Weight 120 g

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