Anasys AFM-IR Workshop – Tuesday 4th November
Join us at our Anasys AFM-IR Workshop on Tuesday 4th November 2014 at the University of Manchester School of Materials.
The event will include:
- Presentations from leading researchers in the field of AFM-based nano IR measurements
- Live demonstrations on an Anasys AFM-IR system
- Unique opportunity to meet the inventor of AFM-IR: Dr. Alex Dazzi of the Université Paris-Sud
- Bring your own samples for analysis
The date of this event has now passed. To find out more about our AFM-IR systems, please get in touch.
The programme will cover key AFM-IR applications including polymer science, composite materials, biological applications, plasmonics and many more.
- Alex Dazzi, Université Paris Sud
- Kevin Kjoller, Anasys Instruments
- Basudev Lahiri, University of Glasgow
- Suzanne Morsch, University of Manchester
All are welcome, including those new to the technique – no experience of AFM-IR necessary. Bring your own samples to test during the live demonstrations and find out what information can be obtained from the information-rich IR spectra.
The workshop will run from 8:30am until around 4:30pm.
Registration for the workshop is now closed.
AFM-IR analysis delivers both infrared spectra and mapping capabilities with nanoscale resolution. The method illuminates the sample with pulses of infrared radiation. The tip of an AFM detects the absorbed radiation, producing rich, interpretable IR spectra, which can be directly matched to existing bulk IR data libraries. AFM-IR is rapidly becoming the method of choice for nanoscale chemical identification in materials research and development. Unlike other SPM-based techniques such as Raman (TERS), AFM-IR offers an easy to use, robust method for determining surface chemistry.