Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 24(1), 105 (2008).

Experimental Optimization of p-Polarized MAIR Spectrometry Performed on a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
Takeshi HASEGAWA,*,** Yuki ITOH,* and Akiyoshi KASUYA*
*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan
**PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Sanbancho bldg., 5-Sanbancho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0075, Japan
Optimized experimental conditions of infrared p-polarized multiple-angle incidence resolution spectrometry (p-MAIRS) for the analysis of ultrathin films on glass have been explored. When the original MAIRS technique is employed for thin-film analysis on a substrate of germanium or silicon, which exhibits a high refractive index, an established experimental condition without optimization can be adapted for the measurements. On the other hand, the p-MAIRS technique that has been developed for analysis on a low-refractive-index material requires, however, optimization of the experimental parameters for a ‘uantitative’ molecular orientation analysis. The optimization cannot be performed by considering only for optics in the spectrometer, but for optics concerning the substrate should also be considered. In the present study, an optimized condition for infrared p-MAIRS analysis on glass has been revealed, which can be used for quantitative molecular orientation analysis in ultrathin films on glass.