7. Anatomy of ATR Absorption

  1. Milan Milosevic

Published Online: 22 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309742.ch7

Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy

Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy

How to Cite

Milosevic, M. (2012) Anatomy of ATR Absorption, in Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309742.ch7

Author Information

  1. MeV Technologies LLC, Westport, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470278321

Online ISBN: 9781118309742



  • ATR absorption anatomy;
  • complex refractive index, supercritical internal reflectance, less than total;
  • light absorption in ATR, and weak absorption approximation;
  • absorbance transform on ATR spectra;
  • absorption in supercritical internal reflection, interface “leaks”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) Reflectance for s- and p-Polarized Beam

  • Absorbance Transform of ATR Spectra

  • Weak Absorption Approximation

  • Supercritical Reflectance and Absorption of Evanescent Wave

  • The Leaky Interface Model