February 10, 2016


Advanced nano-IR-spectroscopy for chemistry, materials and life sciences


February 10, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Millennium Science Complex, Room N-201


Jay Anderson, Anasys Instruments
Curt Marcott, Light Light Solutions

Registration Information

Register for this Seminar with Anasys

Anasys Contact: Jay Anderson (jay@anasysinstruments.com)
MCL Contact: Colette Orlandi (cmo11@psu.edu)

Course Overview

For a diverse range of applications in materials and life sciences, this talk will focus on the Nano-IR capabilities for measuring chemical composition and optical properties with nanometer scale spatial resolution. AFM-IR based infrared spectroscopy with true model free spectra and scattering scanning near field optical microscopy (s-SNOM) both overcome the diffraction limit. Together they provide an unrivaled capability to perform nanoscale chemical/optical analysis on a diverse range of organic, inorganic, photonic and electronic materials.

Data will include measurements from:

  • Skin to core variations in single fibers
  • Polymer interfaces
  • Protein secondary structure
  • Semiconductors
  • Graphene surface plasmons
  • hBN phonon polariton, and nano-antennas

Refreshments will be provided.