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nanoIR applications overview

polymeric film
Polymeric films, monolayers and blends
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2D materials
2D materials and
nano-photonics
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failure analysis
Failure analysis and materials characterization
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nanoIR for
life science applications
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mechanical property mapping
Mechanical
property mapping
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The nanoIR2-FSTM provides nanoscale FTIR spectroscopy that directly correlates to bulk FTIR databases providing true, model free nanoscale FTIR spectra for a wide range of polymers. It provides the highest resolution chemical and material property mapping capabilities of any systems with resolution to 10 nm.

Applications include:
• Polymer blends
• Polymeric multilayer films
• Monolayer
• nanofibers and nanocomposites
• Polymeric thin films and interfaces
• Particles, defects and contaminants


2D materials and nano-photonics provide an exciting area of materials research and development for a wide range of new applications. The nanoIR2-s™ scattering SNOM platform provides unique capabilities to characterize the nanoscale optical, chemical and material properties of a broad range of novel 2D and quantum materials.
The ability to provide complementary AFM-IR measurements provides unmatched nanoscale IR spectroscopy to help researcher make new discoveries.

Applications include:
• Plasmonics and surface polaritons
• 2D materials including graphene
• nanophotonics
• Optical antennas
• Nanoscale optical properties


Failure analysis and materials characterization groups within industrial companies are focused on solving problems to help improve process development and resolve process related problems to help their organization saves costs and increase revenue. The nanoIR2-s provides a complete nanoscale FTIR, nanoscale chemical imaging and materials characterization platform. It combines two complementary nanoscale IR techniques, AFM-IR and scattering SNOM coupled with AFM based materials property mapping. The nanoIR platforms is productive and reliable getting you productive within a day.

Applications include:
• Nano-organic contaminants
• LowK dielectrics
• Semiconductor materials
• Data storage media and slide


Life science research is continually achieving new discoveries due to new nanoscale IR spectroscopy. The
nanoIR2-FS provides unrivalled nanoscale FTIR spectroscopy as well as chemical, structural and mechanical property mapping of a broad range of biological materials. Researchers using AFM-IR have generated groundbreaking conclusions in protein secondary structures that are linked to disease formation.

Applications include:
• Cells, proteins, bacteria
• Tissue, bone and hair
• Bio-materials and bio-minerals
• Pharmaceuticals
• Wood and plants samples
• Bio polymer films


Lorentz Contact Resonance (LCR) creates nanomechanical contact resonance spectra that can be used to differentiate materials based on their viscoelastic properties. LCR maps the distribution of multiple components of a sample, and allows precise location of the probe for subsequent chemical and/or thermal analysis. Since LCR uses Anasys Instruments proprietary self-heating ThermaLever™ probes, it can also rapidly measure temperature dependent variations in a sample’s mechanical properties. The technique has provided exciting results for polymer blends, multilayer films, composite materials, and life sciences.