Additional AIMsight advantages
Faster searches for measurement sites
AIMsight is equipped with two optical systems. Shimadzu’s proprietary wide-field camera is not only capable of observations up to 10 × 13 mm in size, it also supports variable digital zooming up to a factor of 330 to a visual field as small as 30 × 40 µm. The two optical systems share position information, so the observation target being tracked is never lost. AIMsight includes a 330× digital zoom function, and micro-measurement targets are quickly found from the wide-field observations. For inexperienced users, a function is provided that easily identifies the measurement target with a simple click on the image in the AMsolution control software and which automatically sets the optimal measurement position in just one second.
Highest sensitivity for micro-measurements
AIMsight provides the highest sensitivity in its class, with a signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ratio) of 30,000:1. High-sensitivity data is quickly acquired even for micro-measurement targets as small as 10 µm. In addition, the length of targets can be measured by selecting the start and end points in the image. A function is included to measure the diameter of microplastic particles.
Automatic contaminant analysis program
After the data is acquired, it can be analyzed automatically by a contaminant analysis program provided as standard with the LabSolutions IR FTIR control software. The contaminant database, which uses a proprietary Shimadzu algorithm, provides high-accuracy analysis results. Qualitative results can be obtained in seconds, with no additional work required by the analyst. Additionally, qualitative accuracy can be heightened by combining the program with Shimadzu’s own databases: the Contaminant Library, the Thermally Degraded Plastics Library and the UV-Degraded Plastics Library.
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