Entry model for nanoscale IR imaging & spectroscopy:
- Artefact-free absorption measurements
by decoupling efficiently optical from mechanical sample properties,
- Maximum performance without sample damage
by accurate focusing of all illumination power onto the tip,
- High-quality results independent of user experience
using intuitive software with a guided user interface.
IR-neaSCOPE – provides nanoscale infrared (IR) imaging and spectroscopy based on probing laser-induced photothermal expansion with an AFM tip
IR-neaSCOPE is designed for nanoscale analysis that only requires measurements of IR absorption. It detects laser-induced photothermal expansion in the sample using mechanical AFM-IR detection. Requiring no IR detector and interferometry, IR-neaSCOPE provides a cost-efficient solution most suitable for samples with large thermal expansion coefficients (e.g. polymers, biomaterials, etc.). IR-neaSCOPE delivers IR absorption imaging, point-spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging. It is fully upgradable to IR-neaSCOPE+s for advanced capabilities and access to a larger variety of sample material classes.
Typical applications & samples
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Bai et al. PNAS 117, 19201 (2020)
Ambrosio et al. Light: Science & Applications 7, 27 (2018)
Pang et al. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 9, 9515 (2021)