Bruker Introduces Integrated AFM-TERS System for Nano-Raman Spectroscopy Research

Bruker has introduced a dedicated Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) system - Innova-IRIS. The instrument allows label-free and non-destructive, nanoscale detection of chemicals and can be used for a variety of research applications.

Bruker’s Innova-IRIS has been enhanced with our new TERS-AFM probes, which are manufactured in-house to the highest standards to guarantee high-performance TERS.

David V. Rossi
Executive VP and General Manager of Bruker's AFM Business

The Innova-IRIS offers both AFM and nano-Raman spectroscopy capabilities and also includes unique TERS probes - making it the first guaranteed TERS system in commercial production.

These features not only deliver excellent spectral sensitivity, but also provide high and reliable TERS signal improvements, for studying even the most complex samples.

The Innova-IRIS includes dedicated TERS probes

The system is integrated with an ultra-low noise AFM system in a closed loop configuration, and comes with sophisticated Raman spectroscopy software.

The Innova-IRIS is designed around challenging TERS applications, with open optical access to the AFM head and zero-drift mechanical stability.

Professor Andrea Tao from the University of California, San Diego's NanoEngineering department commented:

“TERS is an important technique for new discoveries in materials science; however, the lack of commercially available TERS probes has been a major limitation in providing researchers with a complete solution for making TERS measurements.”

This dedicated TERS system nicely compliments Brukers other recent innovation in nanoscale chemical analysis - the Inspire™, which uses integrated AFM and infrared spectroscopy to enable nanoscale chemical mapping.

For more information, please visit Bruker's website.

Bruker's Innov-IRIS system, shown with a Renishaw InVia Raman Spectrometer

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