Thermo Fisher Scientific's Nicolet iS 10 FT-IR Spectrometer

Sample and solve your toughest analytical challenges with minimal time investment — and often with only one click. The Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™10 FT-IR Spectrometer offers the highest confidence in materials identification and verification. Just load your sample, generate the spectrum and press print.

Designed for rugged, precise and fast-paced operation, the Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer simplifies laboratory data collection, combining advanced technology with easy operation for quality performance across technicians of any skill level.


The Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer is a complete infrared spectroscopy system for routine analytical needs and features:

System Performance Verification (SPV) Features

  • Consistent, day-to-day performance
  • Hardware and software to test the instrument against the ASTM™ E1421 method by using Schott NG-11 and NIST™ traceable standards, contained in a built-in motorized wheel
  • Programmable settings:
    • Performance verification
    • System suitability
    • Validation standards expiration date
    • Preventative maintenance visits

Ease of Use

  • Easy-to-access, rechargeable desiccants and built-in humidity indicator
  • Integrated scan button and SOP builder for simple user interface, consistency and productivity
  • Simple accessory exchange and experimental conditions setup
  • Standard and high-sensitivity correlation algorithm to fit variability of tested materials
  • Identification of principal ingredients of mixtures through innovative multi-component analysis

Optical System

  • Protects instrument from humidity and solvent vapors
  • Removes any tilt and shear scanning error, automatically tuning the instrument for best throughput and providing analysis speed for real-time survey or screening
  • Guarantees long life system performance with minimum maintenance with diamond-turned, pinned-in-place alignment-free optics
  • Integrates validation wheel with NG-11 and NIST traceable polystyrene film standards, serialized
  • Calibrates frequency

Quality and Low Cost of Ownership – Guaranteed

  • Resistant to chemical vapors and humidity due to fully-protected optics
  • Includes five-year warranty on diamond HATR crystal of the Thermo Scientific™ Smart iTR™ ATR Accessory

Smart Accessory Compatibility
The Nicolet iS10 Spectrometer is compatible with our extensive line of Smart Accessories specialized for quantitative analysis, reaction studies, surface and thin film measurements.

  • Easily exchange accessories and set up experiments
  • Maintain proper experimental conditions and pre-set parameters
  • Automatic performance verification

Configurable Options

External Beam Options

  • External beam from infrared microscopes or external Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iZ™10 FT-IR Module
  • Nicolet iZ10 FT-IR Module can be used with the NIR integrating sphere (InGaAs detector), TGA interface or any other mid-infrared accessories, and can be equipped with a DTGS or MCT detector

Validation Options for FDA, EP, JP Regulated Industries

Themo Scientific™ ValPro™ System Qualification Software:

  • Specifically addresses DQ/IQ/OQ (design, installation, and operational qualification)
  • Proves “objective evidence” to regulators and ISO auditors, showing the system has been properly selected, implemented and verified for use
  • Features digital and electronic signature, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance package

Enhanced Analytical Power and Productivity

  • Measure samples directly through vials using integrated sphere conveniently mounted in the Nicolet iZ10 FT-IR Module
  • Characterize materials quickly and easily using TGA/IR interface installed in the Nicolet iZ10 FT-IR Module
  • Identify unknowns using Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ Specta, which includes a 9,000 spectra database and innovative multi-component search routines

Ordering Information: This FT-IR spectrometer is sold as a configured system designed to meet your specific application needs. For more information, contact your Thermo Scientific™ Sales Representative.

Recommended for

  • Quality control
  • Analytical services
  • Forensic duties


Product Size -
Height (Metric) 250 mm
Weight (Metric) 33 kg
Accepts SMART Accessories, TGA-IR, Continuum Microscope, Photoacoustic, Most Standard Accessories
Applications Biodiesel Blending Analysis; Gemstone Analysis; Polymers and Plastics; QA/QC; Pharmaceuticals; Forensics
Humidity Tightly sealed to resist ambient humidity.
Width (Metric) 570 mm
Interface PC USB 2.0
Beam Splitter KBr/Ge mid-infrared optimized (standard); XT-KBr/Ge extended range mid-infrared (optional)
Laser HeNe
Performance Verification ASTM E1421 to meet customer ISO/GLP requirements,
Components Mid-infrared Ever-Glo and Tungsten/halogen (both are user replaceable from sample compartment)
Power Supply 100-240 V 50/60 Hz
Depth (Metric) 550mm
Source Type Mid-infrared Ever-Glo and Tungsten/halogen (both are user replaceable from sample compartment)
Spectral Range 7800-350 cm-1 optimized, mid-infrared KBr beamsplitter
11000-375 cm-1 XT KBr extended range mid-infrared optics
Description The Nicolet iS10 FT-IR spectrometer is a complete infrared spectroscopy system for routine analytical needs. The Nicolet iS10 delivers the highest confidence in the verification and identification of materials.
Spectral Resolution Better than 0.4 wavenumber
Detector Type Fast recovery deuterated triglycine sulfate (DTGS) (standard); Liquid-nitrogen-cooled mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) (optional)
Item Description Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer