Please recommend an introductory NIR book

Anonymous's picture

Hello NIR folks,
I'm strting a new project using some NIR spectrometers. I have a lot of experience with mid-IR spectroscopy, but this is my first forray to the near. Is there a standard, good book I could start with that is to NIR what Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry by Griffiths and de Haseth is to MIR.

td's picture

Hello Bill,
Welcome to NIR and this forum!
In spite of what my friend Don said; the book you need is:
and you can buy it from the NIR Publications book shop!
This is NOT a new book but it is definately the best introductory book so far. There is a chemometrics book also available from NIRP which many people like "A User-friendly introduction to mulivariable calibration and classification" (But I couldn't possibly recommend it!)
and if you want to attempt to understand light scattering then you need Don's book:
Many IR experts do find it quite difficult to get on with NIR. I think this is because they expect everything to be similar to IR. It is NOT like that, EVERYTHING is different! (but even Peter Griffiths has learned to like it!).
Good Luck and do come back to us when you have questions. We love having arguments about the answers!
Best wishes,