Fourier Transform IR (FTIR) spectromicroscopy is an extremely effective probe for revealing IR-active vibrational modes of molecular components at the microscopic scale. Using the high brightness SR from Diamond, the MIRIAM beamline provides FTIR spectromicroscopy with a signal-to-noise ratio unreachable by other broadband sources at diffraction limited spatial resolution in confocal geometry (as fine as 3x3 to 15x15 µm2 for e.g. scanning IR microscopy) in the IR fingerprint region. The latest upgrade to the MIRIAM beamline is the coupling of Focal Plane Array (FPA) detector with the SRIR, which is now available for IR imaging in full field mode.
MIRIAM beamline B22 is continuing commissioning of its near-field IR microscope (RE-AFMIR) for research, and will open a dedicated call for collaborative proposals on 3rd April 2018. The deadline for submissions is 1st May 2018.
Please note the near-field instrument is not available for proposals through the regular call (deadline October 1 2017) - all RE-AFMIR proposals should go into the dedicated near-field call.
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