Dow Fellow Delivers Talk on AFM Based Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy Results on Polymer Blends and Films

AFM-IR is a breakthrough new technique, commercialized by Anasys Insruments, that uses an Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) probe as an infrared (IR) absorption sensor to obtain over 100X breakthrough in spatial resolution of IR Spectroscopy.

Dr. Gregory Meyers, a Fellow at The Dow Chemical Company, has been involved in the technology development of the AFM-IR and  is generally considered one of the world’s leading industrial AFM practitioners.

Dr. Meyers will present Dow results on the AFM-IR on a variety of samples including polymer blends and multilayer films.

The title of the talk is “Nanoscale Molecular Imaging in Polymer Systems” and is co-authored by M.A Rickard, C. W. Reinhardt, and J. J. Stanley.

ISPAC is annual conference that discusses latest technologies and applications aimed at industrial Polymer characterization.  The 2015 conference will be in Houston, TX from June 7-10.

The AFM-IR solves a longstanding need in polymeric materials development for chemical analysis at the nanoscale. By doing it with an AFM, it simultaneously addresses one of the most important missing capabilities of the scanning probe microscopy platform – lack of chemical specificity, thus enabling the further growth of the AFM technique in new applications and markets. We are now able to ‘see’ the chemistry in the morphology.

Dr. Gregory Meyers, a Fellow at The Dow Chemical Company

About Anasys Instruments

We are the nanoscale analysis company. Our tools reveal hidden chemical and mechanical characteristics of materials through spectroscopy and thermal analysis at nanometer scales.

With a researcher’s productivity always in mind, we deliver integrated hardware and software solutions that clear the path to your next discovery. Nanoscale infrared spectroscopy, thermal and mechanical analysis combined add a special dimension to AFM imaging

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