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Nicolet™ iS™ 5 FT-IR Spectrometer

Bring the Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™5 FT-IR Spectrometer where you need answers most — from your busy laboratory to the production floor to the warehouse.

Combining compact size, affordable price and superior performance, the Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet iS5 FT-IR Spectrometer offers the perfect performance, fit and value for an entry-level spectrometer. It is the ideal spectrometer for product assurance testing and material identification for industrial, government and academic labs around the world.

Incorporating flexible sample handling, lightweight design (13.5 x 10.9 in. (35x 28cm) and 22 lb. (10kg)), and industry-leading Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ software, the Nicolet iS5 FT-IR Spectrometer uses the same field-proven FT-IR technology found on other Thermo Scientific Nicolet FT-IR spectrometer models.


Durable Design

The Nicolet iS5 FT-IR Spectrometer is designed to provide trouble-free operation in the most challenging environments.

  • Field-proven optics encased in a sturdy magnesium-alloy frame
  • Thermally-controlled diode laser provides years of worry-free use
  • User-accessible parts minimize service costs
  • Withstands a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions
  • Vibration, electromagnetic interference (EMI), dust, and tilt were considered in the design
  • Magnesium-alloy construction provides excellent mechanical characteristics for stiffness, thermal properties, vibrational dampening and reduced weight

Easy Maintenance

Replacing the IR source or desiccant in your spectrometer does not require a service call or even opening up the instrument.


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.

FTIR spectroscopy is a highly diverse molecular spectroscopy technique and chemical analysis method. While FTIR is frequently used for polymer testing and pharmaceutical analysis, the application of the technique is virtually limitless offering both qualitative and quantitative analysis of a wide range of organic and inorganic samples


  • 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 - See more at:

Nicolet™ iS™ 50 FT-IR Spectrometer

Solve analytical challenges with ease using the Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™50 FT-IR Spectrometer, featuring purpose-built accessories and integrated software — making it an all-in-one materials analysis workstation.

Designed to be highly flexible, the Nicolet iS50 FT-IR Spectrometer can be upgraded from a simple FT-IR bench to a fully-automated multi-spectral range system that can acquire spectra from far-infrared to visible. You can initiate novel ATR, Raman and NIR modules at the touch of a button, enabling access to these techniques without manually changing system components.


The Nicolet iS50 FT-IR Spectrometer gives you definitive answers when fast, easy workflows in your analytical laboratory are crucial.

  • Dual Source capable
  • The Polaris™ long-life IR source
  • Tungsten-Halogen white light source
  • Three detectors for the main sample compartment
  • High-resolution standard
  • Validation wheel standard
  • All gold optics standard (aluminum available)
  • Full support for existing accessories
  • Energy screens for high-res motorized (standard)
  • Optional purge shutters
  • Optional motorized filters
  • Optional motorized polarizer
  • Collimated or focused emission port

Offerings you have come to know, like Smart Accessories, are augmented by the following optional modules:

  • Built-in mid- and far-IR capable diamond ATR
  • Automated Beamsplitter Exchanger (ABX)
  • Sample compartment Raman accessory
  • NIR module with Integrating Sphere and Fiber Optic connections
  • TGA-IR accessory
  • GC-IR module

Find more information by visiting the technical library and viewing the spec sheet and brochure.

  • Footprint - Base Only: 25 × 27 × 11in. (62.6 × 69.8 × 27.6cm)
  • Weight - Base Only: 132 lb. (60kg)
  • Footprint - Including ABX: 25 × 27 × 20in. (62.6 × 69.8 × 50.8cm)
  • Weight - Base Only: Including ABX: 141 lb. (64kg)
  • No footprint added for Raman and dedicated ATR
  • Only 11in. (27.9cm) more with Nicolet iS50 NIR Module

Recommended for:

  • Polymers and Rubbers
  • Forensics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pigments/Paints/Inks
  • Food/Flavors/Oils
  • General Laboratories