Equipment Location: 
0022 Supercon

Our AFM FTIR/SNOM instrument from Neaspec (“nanoFTIR/NIM”) is capable of FTIR spectroscopy and imaging in the mid-IR range (700 to 2200 cm-1) with a resolution of a few tens of nanometers. The technique provides chemical information from FTIR near-field reflection spectroscopy/imaging and topographic characterization with 20 nm spatial lateral resolution. Sample measurement area is ~100 x 100 µm2. The instrument has been upgraded to include the mid-IR imaging module, which allows acquisition of images at a particular wavelength in the mid-IR, showing where absorption for that wavelength is happening on the sample.