Gemini

The Gemini by Thermo Fisher Scientific is a handheld, combination FTIR/Raman spectrometer designed to analyze and identify unknown chemical substances directly in a hazard zone. A motorized pressure arm and diamond ATR is built in for FTIR analysis. A wand and separate vial compartment is built in for Raman analysis. The instrument is sealed and protected against dust and moisture; making it easy to clean.

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Availability: Commercially Available

Bob Messier
Senior Account Manager
robert.messier@thermofisher.com
+1 443 262 9536
2 Radcliff Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876
USA
www.thermoscientific.com
Manufacturer
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Product Name
Gemini
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives;
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Mid-infrared Spectroscopy; Raman Spectroscopy;
Application
Emergency Response; Bulk Analysis; Forensics;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Gemini by Thermo Fisher Scientific is a handheld, combination FTIR/Raman spectrometer designed to analyze and identify unknown chemical substances directly in a hazard zone. A motorized pressure arm and diamond ATR is built in for FTIR analysis. A wand and separate vial compartment is built in for Raman analysis. The instrument is sealed and protected against dust and moisture; making it easy to clean.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
March, 2015
User Feedback Sources
MRIGlobal hands-on experience, DoD
Supporting Documentation
Docs: Thermo Scientific-Gemini.pdf; MRIGlobal - Gemini.pdf;
Dimensions
10.1 x 5.7 x 2.4 in (26 x 14.5 x 6 cm)
Weight
4 lbs (1.81 kg)
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, SureFire disposable batteries, Standard AC power
Transportability
Handheld
Durability
IP-67 rated for decontamination and MIL-810-G for survivability
Operating Conditions
–20 to 50°C (-4 to 122°F)
Consumables
Sample vials
Calibration Schedule
Self-calibrating
Suggested Routine Maintenance
No user-accessible internal components
Available Accessories
AC battery charger and AC adaptor with cord, travel case
Data Analysis Support Equipment
(add-on) HazMasterG3® decision support software (English GUI only); requires Gemini v1.6 or later software
Communications Interface
MiniSD card/reader
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
10 years
Unit Cost
$90,000.00
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes, GA, GB, GD, HD, HNs, VX, RVX, others
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Yes
Tested For Narcotics
Yes, Fentanyls, Opiates, others
(fentanyl, carfentanil, sufentanil, alfentanil, remifentanil, heroin, ketamine, lorazepam, 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, U-47700)
Other Chemical Targets
Most covalently bonded organic compounds
Number of Library Entries
13,000
Customize For New Targets
Yes
Sample Introduction
Liquid; Solid;
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
Neat/mixtures; mg; g; %
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Fluorescent materials (Raman only)
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
2 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
< 40 seconds
Total Run Time
0 to 20 minutes
Alarm Capability
Yes
Software Control
On-board only
Other Operational Parameters
Spectral Range: 4000 cm-1-650 cm-1 (FTIR), 2875 cm-1-250 cm-1 (Raman) Spectral Resolution: 4 cm-1 (FTIR), 7-10.5 cm-1 (Raman)
Operator Skills Required
Non-technical
Training Available
Training at customer or vendor facility
Manuals Available
Operator’s Manual and Quick Start Guide
Reachback Service
Vendor reachback service available
Warranties
1 year standard with additional years available for purchase
ITAR Export Regulations
None
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Lithium ion batteries
Data File Type Format
SPC, TXT, JPG
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