Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Agilent Technologies New AFM/Raman Spectroscopy System Provides Nanoscale Material Identification and Analysis

Abstract:
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the availability of a high-performance AFM/Raman system for life science and materials science applications. The system seamlessly integrates the Agilent 6000ILM AFM (atomic force microscope) and a HORIBA XploRA INV (inverted Raman microscope). The combination enables researchers to go beyond the optical diffraction limit to achieve nanoscale resolution as they perform Raman spectroscopy.

Agilent Technologies New AFM/Raman Spectroscopy System Provides Nanoscale Material Identification and Analysis

Santa Clara, CA | Posted on May 13th, 2013

"Key capabilities of this new high-precision system include AFM/Raman co-localization, tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for transparent samples, and AFM force-volume spectroscopy," said Jeff Jones, general manager for Agilent's nanoinstrumentation facility in Chandler, Ariz. "It's an ideal solution for advanced life science research, including studies of cell membranes, the surface structure of cells, individual proteins, single molecules, and biopolymers, as well as for investigating novel materials such as graphene."

AFM/Raman co-localization can be performed either sequentially, using the new system's Raman laser scanning option, or simultaneously, using Agilent PicoView software to control the system. Raman mapping is achieved by acquiring a complete Raman spectrum at each pixel of a 2-D image to create a detailed chemical image of the sample. This image is generated by plotting the peak intensity (material concentration), peak position (molecular structure or material stress), or peak width (crystallinity). The system precisely overlays the detailed chemical image with a 3-D AFM topography image.

The system's XY piezo stage affords both Raman and AFM measurements. The 6000ILM AFM provides a wide range of direct sample property measurements (elasticity, for example) that can be correlated via Raman with chemical composition. Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is also possible.

Agilent's new AFM/Raman system provides an extensive range of AFM force-volume spectroscopy capabilities. Results are fast and reliable. Researchers can use their own algorithms and plug-ins, select their own data points on the fly, acquire force-curve measurements on any data point, and change experimental parameters in real time.

Additional advantages include unrivaled in-liquid AFM imaging via Agilent's patented MAC Mode, an incubator perfusion cell sample plate to facilitate dynamic studies in liquids and gases, and a top-view video optics package that offers the ability to see opaque samples while scanning.

An image of the Agilent 6000ILM AFM and a HORIBA XploRA INV is located at www.agilent.com/find/6000ILMAFM_images .

AFM Instrumentation from Agilent

Agilent offers high-precision, modular AFM solutions for research, industry and education. Worldwide support is provided by experienced application scientists and technical service personnel. Agilent's leading-edge R&D laboratories are dedicated to the timely introduction and optimization of innovative and easy-to-use AFM technologies.

####

About Agilent Technologies Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics, and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Janet Smith, Americas
+1 970 679 5397


Twitter: @JSmithAgilent

Joan Horwitz, nanomeasurement
+1 480 756 5905

Copyright © Agilent Technologies Inc.

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

Imaging

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance: UH-led research offers higher resolution, shorter scan time July 23rd, 2016

New nanoscale technologies could revolutionize microscopes, study of disease July 20th, 2016

News and information

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers: Physicists find a way of 'bundling together' multiple elements of a quantum computer July 24th, 2016

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

Graphene/ Graphite

Graphene photodetectors: Thinking outside the 2-D box July 21st, 2016

A glimpse inside the atom: Using electron microscopes, it is possible to image individual atoms July 20th, 2016

Graphene-infused packaging is a million times better at blocking moisture July 15th, 2016

Announcements

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers: Physicists find a way of 'bundling together' multiple elements of a quantum computer July 24th, 2016

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance: UH-led research offers higher resolution, shorter scan time July 23rd, 2016

Tools

An accelerated pipeline to open materials research: ORNL workflow system unites imaging, algorithms, and HPC to advance materials discovery and design July 24th, 2016

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance: UH-led research offers higher resolution, shorter scan time July 23rd, 2016

The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles! July 21st, 2016

A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow: Nature Nanotechnology: Short-wavelength spin waves generated directly for the first time July 20th, 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







Car Brands
Buy website traffic