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The mIRage™ IR microscope is an innovative new system uniquely providing submicron IR spectroscopy and imaging across a wide variety of applications.
Using a proprietary Anasys technique based upon photothermal IR spectroscopy, mirage breaks the diffraction limit and bridges the gap between conventional IR microspectroscopy and nanoscale IR spectroscopy.
The Mirage system overcomes the IR diffraction limit with an innovative technique utilizing the same fundamental principles that govern photothermal based AFM-IR.
A tunable pulsed mid-IR laser induces photothermal effects into a sample surface, which are measured using a visible probe laser focused on the sample.
The measurements are collected in a fast, easy to use manner without the need for contact-based techniques like ATR spectroscopy
Mirage provides unique, first and only data covering a wide range of applications including polymeric samples and materials, life science (bone, cells, hair), complex pharmaceutical samples and organic defects and contaminants in micro-electronics as well as many more.
Send us your samples to see how Mirage can solve your problems or help reveal new discoveries.
Multilayer film sample: Reflection mode spectral line array on each layer within cross sectioned film sample. 100 scans/spectrum (140 sec). Inset: mIRage optical image of sample cross section, embedded in epoxy stub.
Porcine stem cell sample: Reflection mode single wavelength image (1540 cm-1) extracted from hyperspectral data set. 30 x 30 µm image with 500 nm point spacing, 1 spectrum/point (1s).
Drug/Polymer blend sample: Reflection mode single wavelength image (50 x 50 µm) collected at 1666 cm-1, highlighting distribution of the drug, dexamethasone, in a PLGA polymer matrix.