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FT-IR - Troubleshooting Spectral Results


Specular reflectance experiments are non-destructive, easy, fast, require minimal sample preparation, and are quantifiable. This experiment is a surface technique, as this diagram suggests. The one requirement for successful collection is a flat, level surface. Inconsistencies in the surface structure will cause the energy to scatter which may make the interpretation of the data more difficult if not impossible.



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