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Near-infrared spectrometer Bruker Optics MPA 

Near-infrared spectrometer Bruker Optics MPA Crédits T. Carrette

After calibration, the near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer allows to measure the levels of different chemical compounds (lignine, cellulose, extractables...) in wood. This tool can also be used qualitatively to compare samples of different species or origins.

It is equipped with an integration sphere for diffuse reflectance measurements on solids, pastes or powders, fiber-optic probes, rotators for heterogeneous samples and an automatic sample changer.



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