Scitech releases nanoscale infrared spectroscopy

Scitech announces the launch of
the nanoIR2, the complete nanoscale infrared spectroscopy solution for all
material analysis needs from Anasys Instruments.

The nanoIR2 combines the
nanoscale spatial resolution capabilities of atomic force microscopy (AFM) with
infrared spectroscopy (IR) to characterise and identify chemical species. Designed
as an easy-to-use and powerful multifunctional platform with a full-featured
AFM and nanoscale thermal and mechanical analysis capabilities, the
breakthrough nanoIR2 system features top-side illumination, greatly expanding
the range of samples that can be studied.

Ideal for analysing soft
materials, including organics, polymers, composites and life sciences, AFM-IR
is the first technique that provides unambiguous material characterisation for
large classes of materials. The nanoIR2 system is suitable for polymeric
multilayer films, polymer blends, biological specimens and single particle

Key features of nanoIR2 nanoscale
infrared spectroscopy system include ability to expand nanoscale IR to a broad
range of real world samples; new resonance enhanced mode enabling nanoscale IR
on <20nm films; rich, interpretable IR spectra; powerful, full featured AFM with
standard imaging modes; multifunctional measurements including integrated
thermal and mechanical property mapping; and assurance of productivity and
rapid time-to-results.

Powerful full-featured AFM

The nanoIR2 is built on a full
featured AFM with routinely used AFM imaging modes such as tapping, phase,
contact, force curves, lateral force, force modulation, EFM, MFM, CAFM and
Anasys proprietary modes including nano-thermal analysis and Lorentz Contact

Proven ease of use and productivity on real world samples

Already adopted by leading
scientists at major universities, research institutions and global chemical
companies, AFM-IR technology is increasing productivity, helping users generate
dozens of scientific publications and presentations.

AFM-IR applications

Well-suited for organic
materials, the nanoIR2 system can be used to analyse polymer blends; polymer multilayer
films; biopolymers, cells and wood specimens in life science applications;
manmade and natural fibres; pharmaceutical ingredients; semiconductor devices;
and organic nano-contaminants on metal surfaces.

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