Conception d'un accessoire pour l'automatisation du balayage de mesures par spectrométrie

Authors: Joly, Maxime
Advisor: Bégin-Drolet, AndréGreener, Jesse
Abstract: Spectrometry is used to study the chemical composition of matter. It helps researchers study and understand everything around us. Several spectrometry technologies are available on the market, but they only allow measurements to be taken on one sample at a time. If a researcher wishes to compare the evolution of several samples over a given time in a specific environment, no technology currently available on the market allows it.The accessory developed as part of this master’s project aims to add a dimensional parameter to Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR). A linearly displaced rectangular aperture placed under an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) crystal allows precise selection of the region of the sample to be measured. The fully automated accessory offers a compact, fast and affordable solution for making complex spectrometry measurements. The accessory prototype was developed during this master’s project. Its performances, in particular regarding the precision of the positioning of the aperture, is analyzed and optimized. A simulation of the path of light in theATR crystal makes it possible to reproduce and understand the first measurements made with the accessory. Italso makes it possible to define the precision required to extract optimum use of the ATR crystal used. Recommendations from the analysis of the first measurements and the simulation will be taken into account forfuture optimization of the accessory
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 24 May 2021
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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