Nanoscale FTIR Spectrometer with Tapping AFM Mode

The nanoIR3 from Bruker is an advanced nanoscale IR spectroscopy, property mapping, and chemical imaging system for life science and materials applications.

The system offers IR-based chemical imaging that helps in mapping chemical differences of the target feature. In addition, Unique Point Spectroscopy capabilities of the system offer chemical imaging and spectroscopy, all with a single source.

Polyethersulphone (PES: below, Spectral assignments: S = O sym. stretch: 1152, 1295; CSO2C asym. stretch: 1320; C-O asym. stretch: 1000–1240; Benzene ring stretch: 1485, 1578; Carbonyl: 1731).

Polyethersulphone (PES: below, Spectral assignments: S = O sym. stretch: 1152, 1295; CSO2C asym. stretch: 1320; C-O asym. stretch: 1000–1240; Benzene ring stretch: 1485, 1578; Carbonyl: 1731).

Features of nanoIR3

  • Correlative microscopy with full-featured AFM and nanoscale material property mapping
  • Matching to industry FTIR databases
  • HYPERspectra for highest performance nanoscale FTIR spectra
  • Chemical imaging at sub-10 nm resolution with Tapping AFM-IR

Applications of nanoIR3

Versatile, Full-Featured AFM

The nanoIR3 is developed around Bruker’s full-featured AFM, which supports a range of commonly used AFM imaging modes. These include contact, phase, tapping, lateral force, force curves, force modulation, CAFM, MFM, and EFM, among others.

Polymeric Thin Films, Monolayers, and Blends

The nanoIR3 system offers nanoscale FTIR spectroscopy that directly corresponds to bulk FTIR databases, offering true, model-free nanoscale FTIR spectra for a variety of polymers. The system offers maximum resolution of up to 10 nm with material and chemical property mapping capabilities of any system.

Download: 2D Materials Characterization Using Nanoscale FTIR

Semiconductor Failure Analysis

Within industrial companies, failure analysis and materials characterization groups focus on overcoming challenges not only to enhance process development but also to overcome process-related issues to help their companies to increase revenue and save expenditures.

The nanoIR3 platform system enables a detailed nanoscale FTIR, nanoscale chemical imaging, and materials characterization platform. It integrates two complementary nanoscale IR methods—AFM-IR and scattering SNOM combined with AFM-based materials property mapping. Since the nanoIR system is reliable and productive, it ensures productivity within a single day.

Life Sciences

Thanks to the latest nanoscale IR spectroscopy, life sciences research is constantly achieving new breakthroughs. The nanoIR3 system offers unparalleled nanoscale FTIR spectroscopy and also enables mechanical, structural, and chemical property mapping of a wide range of biological materials. With the help of AFM-IR, researchers have reached radical conclusions in protein secondary structures associated with disease formation.

Mechanical Property Mapping

Nanomechanical contact resonance spectra generated by Lorentz Contact Resonance (LCR) can be used for differentiating materials based on their viscoelastic characteristics. The distribution of numerous components of a sample is mapped by LCR, enabling accurate placement of the probe for further chemical and/or thermal analysis.

LCR utilizes proprietary self-heating ThermaLever™ probes, which allow it to rapidly determine temperature-dependent changes in the mechanical characteristics of a sample. The method has given interesting outcomes for composite materials, multilayer films, polymer blends, and life sciences.

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Nanoscale IR Spectrometer with Tapping AFM Mode

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Polymeric Thin Films, Monolayers and Blends
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