• Nano-IR Photo-induced Force Microscopy (PiFM) – Robust & Stunning Nanoscale Chemical Imaging & Spectroscopy

    Think of PiFM as supercharged nano-FTIR imaging with ~5 nm spatial resolution and superfast nanoscale IR spectroscopy (as fast as 0.1 second for full spectrum.) PiFM acquires both topography and chemical signature at the nanometer scale and demonstrates excellent sensitivity (monolayer), good correlation to bulk FTIR spectra, and universal applicability to a wide range of organic and inorganic materials. The images of PS-LDPE & spectra on the right were generated in <30 min. from start to finish (sample mounting, alignment, etc.) Click to see a video of the imaging session.

  • PIFM gives birth to IR AFM and AFM IR

  • Recent Developments

    We’re excited about hyPIRTM  (hyperspectral PiFM infrared – an image consisting of nano IR spectrum for each pixel!) This primer and video show what hyPIRTM could do for your samples, in studying phase separation, chemical interface, and chemical map with true nanoscale spatial resolution. Our Infrared AFM (IR AFM), VistaScope, makes it a reality.

    Vista-IR is an amazing workhorse, generating exciting nanoscale chemically mapped images and spectra from 10 nm x 10 nm area on diverse sample sets, literally on a daily basis. Many are confidential, but we are happy to share some results that are open via our PiFM @ Work blog. Check out the newest posts!



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