New Bruker nanoIR3-s Broadband Nanoscale IR and SNOM/AFM Microscopy System

The new Bruker nanoIR3-s Broadband is the most advanced s-SNOM based nanoscale FTIR spectroscopy system available today. It offers the broadest available spectral range (670 to 4000 cm-1), together with high resolution nanochemical and nano-optical imaging capabilities.

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Bruker nanoIR3-s Broadband

The new Bruker nanoIR3-s Broadband is the most advanced nanoscale FTIR spectroscopy system available today. The system combines:

  • s-SNOM (scattering Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy) platform established with the nanoIR3-s.
  • Advanced femtosecond IR laser technology.

This powerful combination sets new standards in nanoscale infrared spectroscopy and nanochemical imaging.

The nanoIR3-s Broadband delivers the broadest, tunable mid-IR spectral range, together with the highest power and the lowest noise. It offers unrivalled correlation to FTIR spectroscopy. Overall, the new system provides the broadest coverage for nanoscale chemical applications in both organic and inorganic materials.

Bruker nanoIR3-s Broadband


The nanoIR3-s Broadband’s high resolution nanochemical and nano-optical imaging capabilities are valuable in a variety of fields including:

  • Advanced polymeric materials
  • Life science
  • 2D materials
  • Plasmonic fields
  • Nanophotonic structures
Nanoscale FTIR in 2D Materials
Spectroscopy of hBN (2D hexagonal boron nitride).
Top: Phase. Bottom: Amplitude. Right: Topography image showing locations on the sample.
Bruker’s nanoIR technology has a demonstrated broad application space, from energy science, environmental science and chemical physics to quantum materials, nanochemical analytics — you name it. With the latest light source technology that our team has helped develop, we have a broadband laser with superior stability, tunability and spectral irradiance. Taken together, this is the most advanced, combined s-SNOM/AFM-IR system on the market, powered by the most advanced light source.
Professor Markus B. Raschke, University of Colorado

Broadest Spectral Range

A unique feature of the nanoIR3-s Broadband is the capability for nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy across the whole mid-infrared spectral range (2.5 to 15 μm / 4000 to 670 cm-1). This is achieved with a broadband light source using a new femtosecond OPO/DFG laser.

The laser source can switch its linewidth for imaging and spectroscopy, in addition to high laser power and wide spectral range.

All in all, the nanoIR3-s Broadband delivers the highest performance spectroscopy and imaging for 2D materials and graphene, together with nanoscale material property mapping and sample environmental control options.

The nanoIR3-s Broadband system comprehensively addresses the requirements for nanoscale FTIR broadband spectroscopy and high-resolution imaging for a range of applications, including 2D materials, polymeric materials, and biomaterials. Building upon the highly respected Anasys technology, the new system significantly expands multi-modal capabilities for the most advanced research applications, while also focusing on user-productivity improvements. This is simply the most advanced nanoscale IR spectroscopy system available for materials researchers in this field.
Dean Dawson, Senior Director and Business Manager, Bruker nanoIR
First data showing s-SNOM-based phase spectra of polystyrene across the broad infrared range, including 2000 cm-1 to 4000 cm-1.

More Information

Blue Scientific is the official distributor of Bruker nanoIR systems in the Nordic region. If you’d like to know more about the new system, please get in touch:

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

 Bruker nanoIR range