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 development of its near-field IR microscope (RE-AFMIR) for user research. There is a rolling call for proposals open now. Please contact the user office with any additional questions.
Please note the near-field instrument is not available for proposals through the regular call - instead, all RE-AFMIR proposals should go through this dedicated near-field call, open now.
For any questions on submitting your proposal, contact the user office.
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