Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Anasys Instruments Unveils Breakthrough Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy Technology

Abstract:
Anasys Instruments is pleased to introduce its highly innovative nanoIR™ platform, a powerful new measurement tool that reveals the chemical composition of samples at the nanoscale.

Anasys Instruments Unveils Breakthrough Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy Technology

Santa Barbara, CA | Posted on February 24th, 2010

"The goal of nanoIR technology is to overcome major barriers in AFM and conventional IR spectroscopy," explains Dr. Craig Prater, Anasys Instruments' chief technology officer. "AFM has outstanding resolution, but no ability to perform chemical spectroscopy. IR spectroscopy is a benchmark tool for chemical characterization, but lacks spatial resolution to address nanoscale problems. Anasys has focused on bridging these gaps."

Anasys Instruments co-founder and vice president of product development Kevin Kjoller adds, "In addition to revealing chemical composition, the nanoIR system provides high-resolution characterization of local topographic, mechanical, and thermal properties. We are excited about providing a new tool to help facilitate materials and life science research at the nanoscale."

The nanoIR system combines the nanoscale spatial resolution capabilities of atomic force microscopy (AFM) with infrared spectroscopy's ability to characterize and identify chemical species. Users of nanoIR technology can quickly survey regions of a sample via AFM and then rapidly acquire high-resolution chemical spectra at the selected regions. The system can also be programmed to automatically acquire spectra from an array of points across the sample. Mechanical and thermal properties, such as local thermal transitions, may also be mapped with nanoscale resolution.

"Infrared microspectroscopy has already proven itself extremely valuable for addressing a wide range of problems in science and industry," says Dr. Curtis Marcott, senior partner at Light Light Solutions and scientific advisor to Anasys Instruments. "I'm excited about the new technology from Anasys, as it will let us break through the submicron spatial resolution barrier and apply IR spectroscopy to new classes of problems beyond our current capabilities." Dr. Marcott is the president-elect of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and a retired research fellow from Procter & Gamble.

Potential nanoIR application areas include polymer blends, multilayer films and laminates, organic defect analysis, tissue morphology and histology, subcellular spectroscopy, and organic photovoltaics. Polymer spectra acquired with the nanoIR system are rich, interpretable, and have demonstrated good correlation with bulk Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra. The nanoIR software allows researchers to export nanoscale IR absorption spectra to standard analysis packages. With this interface, nanoIR spectra can be used to rapidly analyze samples and identify specific chemical components.

The nanoIR system is the result of several million dollars of government and private investment. Anasys Instruments was awarded $2.6 million in research grants from the NIST Advanced Technology Program and the National Science Foundation. U.S. and foreign patents are pending.

####

About Anasys Instruments
Anasys Instruments Corporation was founded in 2005 by an experienced team of AFM industry pioneers and scientists with the goal of creating innovative analytic tools that enable a better understanding of structure, property, and function at the nanoscale. The Santa Barbara, California-based company has already pioneered two major award-winning technologies: nanoscale thermal analysis (nano-TA™) and transition temperature microscopy (TTM™). Popular Anasys products include the SThM™ and nano-TA2™ AFM modules as well as the award-winning VESTA™ local thermal analysis system.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Anasys Instruments
25 W. Anapamu, Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
USA
T +1 (805) 455 5482
F +1 (805) 730 3300
www.anasysinstruments.com


NetDyaLog Limited
39 de Bohun Court
Saffron Walden
Essex CB10 2BA
T +44 (0) 1799 521881
www.netdyalog.com

Copyright © Anasys Instruments

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

A big nano boost for solar cells: Kyoto University and Osaka Gas effort doubles current efficiencies January 21st, 2017

A toolkit for transformable materials: How to design materials with reprogrammable shape and function January 20th, 2017

Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level January 20th, 2017

New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology: Research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology January 20th, 2017

Chemistry

Chemistry on the edge: Experiments at Berkeley Lab confirm that structural defects at the periphery are key in catalyst function January 13th, 2017

Researchers produced nitrogen doped bimodal cellular structure activated carbon December 29th, 2016

Safe and inexpensive hydrogen production as a future energy source: Osaka University researchers develop efficient 'green' hydrogen production system that operates at room temperature in air December 21st, 2016

Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells: New platinum-based catalysts with tensile surface strain could improve fuel cell efficiency December 19th, 2016

Announcements

A big nano boost for solar cells: Kyoto University and Osaka Gas effort doubles current efficiencies January 21st, 2017

A toolkit for transformable materials: How to design materials with reprogrammable shape and function January 20th, 2017

New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology: Research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology January 20th, 2017

Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale January 20th, 2017

Tools

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo January 19th, 2017

Nanometrics to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on February 7, 2017 January 19th, 2017

Distinguishing truth under the surface: electrostatic or mechanic December 31st, 2016

Nanomechanics Inc. Continues Growth in Revenue and Market Penetration: Leading nanoindentation company reports continued growth in revenues and distribution channels on national and international scales December 27th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project