How to Download and Use OMNIC Software for FTIR Microscopy
If you are looking for a simple and intuitive software tool for FTIR data analysis, you might want to check out the OMNIC Series Software from Thermo Fisher Scientific. This software enables data collection, visualization, processing and analysis tools that significantly extends the capabilities of the OMNIC Software Suite for performing time-based experiments such as TGA-IR, GC-IR, SPR and FTIR and Raman kinetics studies[^2^].
In this article, we will show you how to download and use the OMNIC Series Software for FTIR microscopy, a powerful technique for characterizing materials at the microscale. We will also highlight some of the features and benefits of this software, such as:
- Quickly configure the experiment using standard or customized settings
- Extract hidden chemical information from your data using multiple calculation methods
- Visualize your data using specialized 2D and 3D display options
- Analyze your results using the extensive set of data processing and analysis functions of the OMNIC Professional Software
- Identify material components using one-click spectral search and spectral libraries
- Create and automate workflows using an intuitive drag-and-drop workflow creator
- Work remotely and collaborate with colleagues using the OMNIC Anywhere Application
How to Download OMNIC Series Software
To download the OMNIC Series Software, you will need to have a Thermo Scientific Nicolet FT-IR instrument[^2^]. The software is compatible with the Nicolet RaptIR FTIR Microscope and the Nicolet Summit FTIR spectrometer family[^3^]. You can also use the software with other Thermo Scientific FT-IR instruments by contacting Thermo Fisher Scientific experts[^3^].
To download the software, you will need to visit the Thermo Fisher Scientific website and fill out a form with your contact information and interests. You will then receive a link to download the software and a license key to activate it. You can also request a quote or a demo of the software if you are interested in purchasing it[^3^].
How to Use OMNIC Series Software for FTIR Microscopy
Once you have downloaded and installed the OMNIC Series Software, you can start using it for FTIR microscopy. The software has a modern interface and navigation that makes it easy to access the instrument status, data, and workflows. You can also customize the interface by creating toolbars for simplifying control[^4^].
To use the software for FTIR microscopy, you will need to connect your FT-IR instrument and microscope to your computer and launch the software. You will then see a dashboard that shows you the instrument settings, data collection options, data processing tools, and data analysis features. You can also access the help menu for more guidance on how to use the software.
The first step is to configure your experiment by choosing the type of measurement (e.g., simple GC-IR, TGA-IR, kinetics), setting up the parameters (e.g., scan number, resolution, background), and selecting the regions of interest on your sample. You can also use timed and triggered events to optimize your experimental conditions and obtain the most meaningful data[^2^].
The next step is to collect your data by starting the measurement. The software will automatically record your spectra and display them in real-time. You can also create multiple maps in a single session and reduce your data collection time by 50% using smart backgrounds[^3^]. You can also pause or stop the measurement at any time.
The third step is to process your data by applying various functions such as baseline correction, smoothing, normalization, peak picking, etc. You can also extract hidden chemical information from your data by creating multiple user-defined time profiles using different calculation methods such as Gram-Schmidt Reconstruction (GSR), chemigram, peak area or height, and TQ Analyst quantitation methods. With configurable time profiles, you can get a complete picture of changes in your sample over time[^2^].
The fourth step is to visualize your data by using various 2D and 3D display options that reveal information on even the smallest molecular transformations. You can also create trend charts from multiple spectra and manage multi-instrument data sets.