Hierarchical Green-Energy Materials Research Center (Hi-GEM)


Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy/FTIR


1. Equipment Manager

  • Administrator: Dr. Ching-Huan Lee(Mobile: +886 933531372 ; Office: +886 6-2757575#34259)

(email: alex.chl.cera@gmail.com Please specify the title in the mail: HiGEM-Raman_自行/委託操作_使用單位)

  • Agent: Dr. Shen Yu-Min (Mobile: +886 910975178; Office: +886 6-2757575#34260)
  • Accounting Staf: Chu, I-Ting +886 6-2757575#34257

   Annotation1: For those who need entrusted operation, please skip to item 9 to view the relevant instructions, and discuss the details of Raman analysis with the equipment manager in advance.


   Annotation2: If you need to operate by yourself, please skip to item 10 to view the relevant regulations and instructions.


2. Equipment introduction

  • Model: FTIR ((PerkinElmer Frontier MIR Spectrometer) Download Brochure 
  • Date of Purchase: November, 2019
  • Location: Room 9090, Science and Technology Building, NCKU



3. Introduction

  FT-IR stands for Fourier Transform InfraRed, the preferred method of infrared spectroscopy. In infrared spectroscopy, IR radiation is passed through a sample. Some of the infrared radiation is absorbed by the sample and some of it is passed through (transmitted). The resulting spectrum represents the molecular absorption and transmission, creating a molecular fingerprint of the sample. Like a fingerprint no two unique molecular structures produce the same infrared spectrum. This makes infrared spectroscopy useful for several types of analysis. Because all of the frequencies are measured simultaneously, most measurements by FT-IR are made in a matter of seconds rather than several minutes. This is sometimes referred to as the Felgett Advantage; Sensitivity is dramatically improved with FT-IR for many reasons. The detectors employed are much more sensitive, the optical throughput is much higher (referred to as the Jacquinot Advantage) which results in much lower noise levels, and the fast scans enable the coaddition of several scans in order to reduce the random measurement noise to any desired level; The moving mirror in the interferometer is the only continuously moving part in the instrument. Thus, there is very little possibility of mechanical breakdown; These instruments employ a HeNe laser as an internal wavelength calibration standard (referred to as the Connes Advantage). These instruments are self-calibrating and never need to be calibrated by the user.


4. Service

  • Identification of functional groups of powder, polymer, liquid, etc. (using PIKE MIRacle ATR)
  • Operando gassing evolution analysis of optoelectric device (using LINKAM analytical holder).
  • Operando gassing analysis of lithium-ion battery (using PAT-cell or a customized holder).


5. Precautions

  • Applicable sample type: solid powder, polymer, soft electrode (using PIKE MIRacle ATR).
  • The sample measurement surface should be as flat as possible.
  • The gassing or electrochemical cell used for on-site analysis needs to be approved by the center.


6. Opening hours

   (Open all hours)


7. Precautions for reservation

  • After being authenticated by the center, you can register an appointment account online and make an appointment online.
  • If there is a need for a long-term on-site electrochemical experiment, the facility administrator must be informed 3 days before the experiment, and an appointment should be made during the time slot (優先 In-situ) in the table above.
  • If the time period (優先 In-situ) is not used, it can be used for general operations.


8. Charging Information


  • If you do not pay the fee for more than two weeks, you will be notified in advance. If the payment is still in arrears, your teacher and all laboratory personnel will stop entering the HG card machine control.
  • The charging method is mainly based on the transfer of funds planned by the
    Ministry of Science and Technology. You can also apply for a pre-issued
    receipt with the center and pay in cash through the online payment platform.


9. Delegated operation

  • For those who need entrusted operation, please contact the equipment administrator to discuss the details of analysis.
  • Please fill in the form委託操作服務申請表(下載), and please send it to the central office equipment administrator, or email to alex.chl.cera@gmail.com after scanning. The center will help arrange the OEM time.
  • Operation time: Mainly Monday and Tuesday morning 09:00-13:00 (The actual operation time is mainly notified by the equipment administrator.)


10. Relevant regulations on self-operated machine training

  • Users must participate in radiation protection education and training for more than 3 hours, and obtain a radiation education and training certificate, or have received more than 3 hours of radiation protection education and training
    conducted by other radiation protection training companies approved by Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan.
  • The training methods includes basic principles and training (2hrs), practice (2hrs), certification (2hrs). The fees are as shown in the table above.
  • Users must fill in儀器設備訓練課程申請表(下載), and delievery to the center. Those who have been certified as qualified have to sign『國立成功大學跨維綠能材料研究中心儀器使用承諾書』(下載)才before using the machine.
  • Permission
    • Level A: Accept the training, practice, and certification courses of the center, and obtain certification and 100 hours of use. After being approved by the equipment manager, you can become an A-level user. They can operate the instruments by themselves, be responsible for instrument training courses, entrust service work, and maintain the functionality of the instruments and equipment, and have the highest authority to use the instruments and equipment.
    • Level B: Requires central training, hands-on, certification courses, and certification. The instrument can be operated by itself.


11. Related documents

國立成功大學跨維綠能材料研究中心儀器設備使用及管理辦法 (Regulation of Instrument Management in HiGEM Research Center, NCKU)

國立成功大學跨維綠能材料研究中心儀器使用承諾書 (Commitment for Instrument of the HiGEM Research Center, NCKU)

儀器設備訓練課程申請表 (Facility Training Program Application)

委託操作服務申請表 (OEM Services Application Form)