Upgrade your nanoIR platform with the following options and accessories

Tapping AFM-IR

<10nm spatial resolution chemical imaging

The new patented Tapping AFM-IR mode is an exciting new capability that provides 10 nm spatial resolution for chemical imaging along with monolayer measurement sensitivity and extends the capability of nanoIR to a broader range of samples. Tapping AFM-IR retains the ease of use of nanoIR technology, so optimum measurement resolution is achieved easily and quickly.

Chemical characterization of PS-P2VP block co-polymer sample by Tapping AFM-IR. (a) Tapping AFM height image. (b) Tapping AFM-IR spectra clearly identifying each chemical component. (c) Tapping AFM-IR overlay image highlighting both components ([email protected] 1492 and [email protected] 1588). (d) Profile cross section highlighting the achievable spatial resolution, 10 nm.
Sample courtesy of Dr. Gilles Pecastaings and Antoine Segolene at University of Bordeaux

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FASTspectraTM OPO mid-IR laser

The new high pulse rate OPO laser extends the wavelength range of Resonance Enhanced AFM-IR to cover the 2700 to 3600cm-1 wavenumbers, extending capability to important spectroscopic regions and addressing wider range of applications, while still providing direct correlation to FTIR at the nanoscale.
The system sets new standards in resolution and sensitivity.
The new OPO laser also incorporates FASTspectra™ , a proprietary technology providing high speed IR spectra measurement in seconds improving time to data or enabling more detailed understanding of the sample. The FASTspectra -OPO laser compliments the standard FASTspectra QCL laser option that provides coverage from 950 to 1900cm-1

(L) AFM-IR spectra on electrospun PVDF fibers under two different IR polarizations (R) IR absorption image at 1404 cm-1 of crossed PVDF fibers under polarized illumination. (polarization direction shown by arrow)

Environmental enclosure

Provides humidity control in an enclosed environment. The humidity control goes from 4% to 95%, non-condensing. Available on the nanoIR2, nanoIR2-S, and nanoIR2-FS.


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Fluid imaging accessory:

Accessory for Fluid Imaging. Contact Anasys for upgrades to installed systems. Available on all Anasys systems.


Sample Heater/Cooler System:

Provides heating and cooling over a practical range of 4°C to 80°C. When used with a separate environmental enclosure, a working range of -20°C to 80°C is available. Available on the nanoIR2, nanoIR2-S, and nanoIR2-FS.

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LCR composite image made by overlying the LCR amplitudes collected at three different contact resonances. These resonances were selected to highlight the varying ratios of the lignin and cellulose which compose the sample.

Conducting AFM (CAFM):

(Application Module)
Allows the user to obtain simultaneous height and current flow maps of the sample surface. Available on all Anasys systems.

Height (Left) and Conductivity (Right) images of a nanocomposite polymer.

Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM)

(Application Module)
Allows the user to obtain surface potential measurements. Available on all Anasys systems.

Height (Left) and Surface Potential (Right) images of a nanocomposite polymer.

Nanoscale thermal analysis of a PS-PMMA blend deposited on glass. A scan (left) shows indents in the surface caused by temperature ramps (right). The data from the PS (red) and PMMA (green) clearly differentiate the two materials. Also shown is data from a thin film of PS on PMMA (blue) showing the initial penetration of the PS followed by the melting of the PMMA.

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