After evaluating the competing technologies for nanoscale chemical composition of polymers, we chose to bring the powerful nanoscale IR spectroscopy (AFM-IR) technology into ExxonMobil. We liked that AFM-IR spectra correlate well to FTIR spectral libraries without peak shifts or distortions that are intrinsic to techniques that measure scattered light. The AFM-IR instrument is easy to use – we were able to get it up and running quickly and to obtain key insights into our samples within a couple of weeks, despite having no prior AFM experience.
Mauritz Kelchtermans Ph.D Project Leader, Global Advanced Characterization ExxonMobil Chemical (Retired)
Nanoscale IR spectroscopy (AFM-IR) has beenused in a variety of life sciences application including the exciting application of Protein Secondary structure of a single fibril. Our guest speaker, Dr. Simone Ruggeri from Cambridge University pioneered this application and he will discuss this research which recently appeared in a recent Nature Communications publication. This work led to the first experimental evidence of a protein misfolding theory and it could change pharmacological and technological approaches to protein aggregation... read more
Anasys Instruments and our scientific collaborators pioneered the field of nanoscale infrared absorption spectroscopy and imaging. Our team is focused on providing robust chemical analysis with nanometer scale spatial resolution. With a researcher’s productivity always in mind, we deliver integrated hardware and software solutions that clear the path to your next discovery. Nanoscale IR spectroscopy complemented with thermal and mechanical analysis add a special dimension to AFM imaging.
Nanoscale Infrared spectroscopy
Anasys Instruments, the world leader in nanoscale IR spectroscopy, is pleased to announce the nanoIR2-s™ nanoscale spectroscopy and imaging platform. The nanoIR2-s™ brings together two powerful techniques, AFM-IR and s-SNOM (scattering scanning near field optical microscopy). The AFM-IR is a proprietary Anasys technique that measures true model-free nanoscale IR absorption. The s-SNOM is a well-established scattered light measurement technique in the AFM field for sub-20nm complex optical property optical imaging.
Anasys Instruments has pioneered and introduced multiple major award-winning technologies: nanoscale thermal analysis (nano-TA™, afm+™), transition temperature microscopy (TTM™), and nanoscale IR Spectroscopy (AFM-IR, s-SNOM, nanoIR2™, nanoIR2s™). Our products and technologies have won multiple awards including, R&D100, Microscopy Today Innovation, MicroNano 25, and most recently the prestigious Ernst Abbe Award.