The BrightSpec Advantage

The BrightSpec FT-MRR spectroscopy platform (for molecular rotational resonance) directly identifies the different components in a complex chemical mixture, with no chromatographic separation stage needed. Near-zero matrix interference and precise fingerprinting provide unparalleled molecular specificity. With direct sampling in vacuum, the approach is a green chemistry alternative to existing techniques of chemical composition and structural analysis. In addition, the low sample vapor pressures (1-5 mTorr) required to obtain baseline resolved spectra provide a low impact, room temperature approach to sample handling. BrightSpec FT-MRR spectrometers offer greatly shortened method development times, high sample specificity, identification and quantitation of trace components, and greatly reduced use of consumables.

FT-MRR Spectrometers

Fourier-transform Molecular Rotational Resonance is a new, commercially available technique to provide sensitive, quantitative measurements for chemical identification and structural analysis. BrightSpec instruments can be delivered in either a broadband or targeted configurations.  For fundamental and applied research applications, the broadband instrument configuration provides the greatest flexibility for analysis of chemical samples that will be change frequently.  For recurring or continuous analyses of known analytes, the targeted instrument configuration provides a low cost, high resolution analysis with excellent method transfer from R&D to QA/QC environments.  FT-MRR provides faster chemical analysis insights.

BrightSpec One – FT-MRR for Analytical R&D


BrightSpec One characterizes the chemical composition of complex mixtures, rapidly delivering quantitative information, without the need for preparatory purification or separation. “Dirty” liquids, headspace samples, solids, and gas mixtures are volatilized and introduced directly into the integrated sample cell. With the attributes of high specificity, high dynamic range, and baseline resolution, FT-MRR identifies sample components with almost absolute specificity before standard calibration, even for trace level components.  Available sampling accessories add to the base capability of gas sampling, enabling headspace analysis, thermal evolution of solids, and direct volatilization of liquids. Integration with an optional CTC-PAL3 autosampler ensures unattended operation to maximize sample throughput.

      • High selectivity
          ID muliple components in complex matrices
      • High dynamic range
          Resolve trace components in complex matrices
      • Baseline resolution
          Simple pattern matching for chemical ID
      • High specificity
          Low false positive ID rates
      • Quantitative
          Band intensity directly proportional to abundance
      • Rapid data acquisition rates
          Minutes for full spectrum
          Seconds for specific bands

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BrightSpec Discovery – FT-MRR for Fundamental Research

r-seriesBrightSpec Discovery incorporates the same spectroscopic engine as BrightSpec One. The difference is in its form factor, with Discovery employing a modular design for increased experimental flexibility. It operates in identical fashion to the BrightSpec One, but can be combined with and networked to other analytical systems. This thoughtful approach to customization enables fundamental and applied research groups to quickly generate insights on complex processes.

      • Shares fundamental attributes of BrightSpec One
          Broad analytical capabilities
      • Removable sample chamber
          Easy integration of custom sample cells
      • Interchangeable excitation source
          Limited frequency flexibility
      • Direct signal access for broadband monitoring and digitization
          Implement complex custom data collection sequences
      • Full integration with Edgar data collection and analysis software suite
          Maintains ease of use

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BrightSpec Chiral Broadband – FT-MRR for Chiral Characterization

BrightSpec Chiral Broadband is an FT-MRR platform used to differentiate diastereomers in mixtures without preparatory purification or separation. With the addition of the optional 3-Wave Mixing technology, enantiomeric excess may be determined. Operating in the microwave frequency range, and using pulsed jet nozzles to prepare rotationally cooled samples, this alternative to chromatography offers a combination of high-resolution, spectrally specific analyses for chiral characterization.

      • Spectra relate directly to structure
          Bond angle
          Bond lengths
      • High specificity
          Easily distinguish between conformers
      • Can analyze complex mixtures
          No need for pure samples
      • Chiral analysis
      • With addition of 3-Wave mixing technology
          Enantiomeric excess

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Recent News

BrightSpec ONE Receives CE Mark

January 15, 2017 —CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—BrightSpec announced today the attainment of the CE Mark for the commercial s...

BrightSpec FT-MRR Spectrometer Ships to US Army

December 15, 2016—CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—BrightSpec announced today the shipment of a 75-110 GHz FT-MRR Discovery spec...

BrightSpec Scientists to Present at ISMS

May 31, 2016 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – BrightSpec Inc. announced today that Dr. Justin Neill, CTO and Dr. B...

BrightSpec Awarded $1mm in Follow-on Funding from US Army

May 23, 2016 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – BrightSpec, Inc. announced today the award of a $1mm Phase IIb SBIR co...

BrightSpec Presents at CPAC Spring Meeting

May 2, 2016—SEATTLE—BrightSpec, the molecular resonance spectroscopy company, presented today at the 2016 CPAC sprin...

The Optical Society Presents Meggars Award for 2016 to Brooks Pate

March 8, 2016—CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —The Optical Society (OSA) announced the 2016 recipients of its prestigious award...