For a limited time, enjoy a 15% discount on the NanoQuest spectral sensor. NanoQuest is a compact FT-IR device for qualification and quantification of materials from 1350-2500 nm. Its performance is comparable to laboratory spectrometers, but at dramatically smaller size and lower cost.

NanoQuest is based on Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) technology, which is often favored in laboratory spectrometers because it collects spectral data over a wide range. The sensor’s patented micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology allows for a continuous-wave Michelson interferometer to be created monolithically on a MEMS chip. This enables detection of all wavelengths simultaneously, and mitigates the effects of motion on sensor stability.

From now through March 26, 2021, purchase a NanoQuest spectral sensor at a 15% discount on standard pricing. Your NanoQuest (item NANOQ-2.5) purchase includes a model-specific 400 µm optical fiber and spectroscopy software.

NanoQuest is small enough to fit in your hand, is a fraction of the cost of similar instruments (and even more affordable with the discount), and is ideal for applications including soil and agricultural analysis, product identification and authentication, and materials qualification.

Applications note: Identifying Textiles with Extended-range FT-NIR Spectroscopy


  • Covers wider spectral range (1350-2500 nm), at lower cost, than other shortwave IR instrumentation
  • Ultra-compact size (smaller than a deck of playing cards) frees up bench space and makes scalability simpler
  • User-selectable optical resolution (8 nm or 16 nm FWHM) and scan rate provide experiment flexibility
  • Versatile setup options enable absorbance/transmission or reflectance measurements
  • Wider range and lower cost make access to shortwave IR measurements more manageable for a greater number of researchers

Example Applications

  • Authentication – identification of counterfeit textiles, polymers
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences – analysis of bodily fluids, hair samples
  • Food and Agriculture – soybean screening; measurement of sugar content in cereals; raw milk analysis; monitoring nutrients in soil, feed and leaves