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Accuracy of an approximate equation used in the calculation of the attenuated total reflection (ATR)
Author(s): John E. Bertie; Zhida Lan
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Paper Abstract

We examine the accuracy of an approximate equation that is used to calculate IR multiple attenuated total reflection pATR spectra from the real and imaginary refractive index spectra, n(v) and k(v). Under typical experimental conditions, the results for benzene, methanol and water show that the approximate equation frequently gives errors greater than 10%.

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Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166703
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John E. Bertie, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Zhida Lan, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
John E. Bertie; Hal Wieser, Editor(s)

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