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.



Delivers local photo-thermal sample-expansion by combining infrared pulsed-laser with AFM.


Typical applications & samples


Selected publications


Protein nanoribbons template enamel mineralization

Bai et al. PNAS 117, 19201 (2020)

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