Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy


The Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy beamline provides a state-of-the-art Fourier Transform IR spectrometer and microscope to supply diffraction-limited spatial resolution to an ever-widening range of infrared spectroscopy experiments. Research and development will explore new experiments and re-examine existing techniques by applying the advantages of high brightness infrared synchrotron light.

The beamline is currently accepting user applications for infrared spectromicroscopy, attenuated total reflection (ATR) spectromicroscopy and infrared mapping experiments.  In addition other techniques and capabilities are potentially available (photoacoustic, polarization modulation, time-resolved, etc.). 

Please discuss details of your proposal with the beamline scientist prior to submitting your proposal.

  • Status

    Accepting Proposals

  • Spot size

    Diffraction Limited

  • Flux

    10^14 @ 10 μm

  • Resolution

    16.0 - 0.125 cm^-1

  • Spectral Range

    560 - 6000 cm^-1

  • Source

    Bending Magnet

Beamline Contacts

Scientist - Beamline Responsbile: Scott Rosendahl 306-657-3667
Support Scientist: Stuart Read 306-657-3729
Senior Scientist (IR): Tim May 306-657-3552

Mid-IR Endstations and Capabilities:

  • Bruker Vertex 70v/S spectrometer with a Hyperion 3000 microscope (64x64 pixel Focal Plane Array detector) – Online System
    • Spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy at diffraction-limited spatial resolution with both single point MCT detector.
    • Available spectral range with single point detectors: Mid-IR to Near IR (65 - 13000 cm-1)
    • Rapid Scan and Step Scan time resolved measurements.
    • Infrared Chemical Imaging (Transmission, Reflection, ATR)
  • Agilent Cary 670 spectrometer with a Cary 620 Microscope (128x128 pixel Focal Plane Array detector) – Offline System
    • Infrared Chemical Imaging (Transmission, Reflection, ATR)
    • Spectroscopy and Spectromicroscopy (Bulk ATR Spectroscopy)
    • Available spectral range with single point detectors: Mid-IR to Near IR (65 - 13000 cm-1)
  • Left to Right: Kirk Michaelian, Tim May.

  • Kirk Michaelian working with the PAS cell.

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