CAIK is a part of KFRI which is an institution of KSCSTE.
CAIK Analytical Services
Analytical Services
by Sophisticated Instrumental methods.
CAIK Analytical Charges
Analytical Charges
Instrument wise charges and mode of payment..


Make: Perkin Elmer Inc, USA


Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, deals with the vibration of molecules. Each functional group has its own distinct vibrational energy, which can be used to identify a molecule through the combination of all of the functional groups. When infrared radiation is passed through a sample, some radiation is absorbed by the sample and some is transmitted. The resulting signal at the detector is a spectrum representing a molecular ‘fingerprint’ of the sample. The usefulness of FT-IR is that the different chemical structures (molecules) produce different spectral fingerprints, which could function as a signature pattern.


  • Environment: Analysing soil, monitoring air and water quality to address environmental and health concerns.
  • Food : Rapid determination of the trans-fat content of manufactured food products using Attenuated Total Reflectance (U-ATR).
  • Polymers and plastics: Quickly and definitely identify compounds such as compounded plastic, blends, fillers, paints, rubbers, coatings, resins and adhesives.


  • Wave number range: 350-8300 cm-1
  • Resolution: 0.5 cm-1
  • Wavelength accuracy: 0.1 cm-1
  • Wavelength precision: 0.01 cm-1
  • ATR: ATR with monolithic diamond crystal
  • Detector: High intensity ceramic light source with hotspot stabilization
  • Software: Spectrum IR


  • Any kind of solid sample, powdered samples and thin films can be analysed but avoid carcinogenic/corrosive/ infectious material/highly acidic or alkaline samples which may affect the optical components.
  • Samples should be homogeneous and well packed in the sample holder so that it will not spill out and fall on the lens.

Sample Requirement

Solid : ~50 mg (powder)
Thin film : 1.0-1.5 cm
Solution : ~5 ml, Solvent must be specified for solution studies.

Instrument Status


Analytical Charges

Facility/ Equipment Rates for sample analysis (Rs) Service tax -18 % extra)
KSCSTE Labs Edu. Insti. Govt R&D Labs Industries
FTIR 190.00 380.00 760.00 1140.00