Observing 2D Materials at the Nanoscale with the nanoIR3-s Broadband

The nanoIR3-s Broadband from Bruker is the world’s most sophisticated s-SNOM-based nanoscale FTIR spectroscopy system. The system offers the widest possible spectral range (from 670 to 4000 cm−1) with high-resolution nano-optical and nanochemical imaging features.

The platform integrates the industry-leading Anasys nanoIR3-s system with the newest OPO/DFG femtosecond laser technology, thus delivering unrivaled levels of performance, flexibility, and integration.

Broadband Features of nanoIR3-s:

  • FTIR spectroscopy and imaging with the maximum possible performance for 2D/graphene materials
  • Widest possible spectral range for high-resolution nanochemical imaging and spectroscopy
  • Material property mapping at the nanoscale and sample environmental control possibilities

Download: Spatiospectral Nanoimaging of Surface Phonon Plasmons

Nanoscale FTIR Spectroscopy for 2D Materials

Scientists can now leverage the exclusive capabilities of the nanoIR3-s Broadband system to come up with new discoveries in a wide array of research areas such as catalysis-based applications, biological samples, polymeric materials, and 2D materials in spectral regions not accessed earlier.

Complementary High-Resolution Imaging

Superior-quality, high-resolution nano-optical images can be produced for characterizing a broad variety of optical phenomena, like surface phonon polaritons and graphene plasmonics in hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), and chemical imaging of biological and other organic samples.

nanoIR3-s Broadband Specifications

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nanoFTIR Spectroscopy Broadband 670 to 4000 cm-1 (2.5 to 15 µm) spectral range
s-SNOM Chemical Imaging 670 to 2000 cm-1 (5 to 15 µm) imaging range;
single-wavelength IR imaging
AFM-IR Spectroscopy and Imaging Modes (Optional) Tapping AFM-IR;
Resonance Enhanced
Optional Property
Mapping Modes
Nanoscale thermal analysis (nano-TA); scanning thermal microscopy (SThM); conductive AFM (CAFM); Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM); Lorentz contact resonance (LCR)


Download the full datasheet for the Anasys Nano-IR3 Broadband.

Redefining s-SNOM-Based Nanoscale FTIR Spectroscopy with the nanoIR3-s

Figure 1. First data showing s-SNOM-based phase spectra of polystyrene across the broad IR range, including coverage from 2000 cm−1 to 4000 cm−1.
Figure 2. Spectroscopy of hBN showing phase (left) and amplitude (center) at different sample locations in the topography image (right).
Figure 3. Near-field optical images using a spatio-spectral scan shows a complete surface phonon polariton frequency response on an hBN flake across a 200 cm−1 range, with 3 cm−1 spectral resolution, and 10 cm−1 imaging step resolution. 1.5 x 1.5 μm with 10 nm pixel resolution.

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