It is often the case where only one spectrometer is available, yet there are fifty undergraduate lab students who all need to use it and only a two-hour session in which to do so. Their newly synthesized samples all need a quick FTIR measurement. While it is supposed to be quick, in reality, half of the lab period is usually taken up with students measuring and analyzing their samples at the instrument.
What’s more, the waiting time for the long line of students is further increased by simple processing steps like a baseline correction or peak picking. There is, however, a better approach – the cloud.
The cloud is used every day without people even noticing. It makes other aspects of daily life easier and more efficient, so surely it could do the same in the lab. The long line of students waiting to run their sample could soon be a thing of the past by pairing Thermo Fisher Connect (Cloud) with a Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ Summit FTIR Spectrometer. It only takes three steps:
- Setup a Thermo Fisher Connect account and a shared class folder. Setup only requires an email address and a password.
- Link a local folder to the cloud folder using the Cloud Connect Utility already on the Nicolet Summit Spectrometer.
- Ask the students to save their data to the local folder. They will then be able to analyze the spectra on the cloud, anytime and anywhere.
Free access to Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ Anywhere is included with Thermo Fisher Connect and is an online FTIR spectral analysis tool. With OMNIC Anywhere, students can view, process, and analyze spectra in the coffee shop, library, or their own rooms. With intuitive software and all the necessary analysis tools for undergraduate chemistry courses, OMNIC
Anywhere means that students no longer need to do their spectral processing while the rest of the class waits their turn. What’s more, it can run on any device, even Apple computers.
This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific – Materials & Structural Analysis.
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