Submicron InfraRed Spectroscopy
1. Infrared Optical Photothermal Spectroscopy (O-PTIR), a unique technology
2. IR submicron spatial resolution in non-contact reflection mode independent of the IR wavelength
3. Ease of use (no sample preparation)
4. Spectra on thick samples in contactless mode correlated to FTIR transmission
5. IR and RAMAN at the same time and in the same area
6. IR spectroscopy from macroscopic to submicron scale
The mIRage IR / RAMAN microscope is a new innovative system offering infrared / RAMAN spectroscopy imaging on a submicron scale.
Using a patented technique based on optical photothermal IR spectroscopy (O-PTIR), the Mirage is very easy to use and does not require specific sample preparation.
mIRage provides unique data, covering a wide range of applications, including polymeric and non-polymeric materials, life sciences, complex pharmaceutical samples and microelectronic contamination ...
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mIRage covers a wide range of applications
Advances in analytical methods and systems pave the way for innovation in the academic, industrial and government sectors. Due to rapid progress, we are asking more research questions beyond the limits of these technologies. The IR mIRage microscope now answers these questions using IR photothermal optical spectroscopy (O-PTIR), as well as IR + Raman simultaneous infrared and Raman microscopy. With more chemical characterization requirements being met, mIRage is ushering in the next generation of applications and technological developments in many sectors.
- Life sciences
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- Fault identification
- Life sciences
- Matériaux composites
- Sciences géologiques
- Médecine légale
Submicron infrared spectroscopy
in a few seconds
Fast, easy-to-use contactless optical technology
mIRage overcomes the limit of IR diffraction with an innovative technique, photothermal infrared optical spectroscopy (O-PTIR).
A tunable pulsed medium infrared laser induces photothermal effects on the surface of a sample, measured using a visible probe laser focused on the sample. Measurements are collected quickly and easily, without the need for contact-based techniques such as ATR spectroscopy.
FTIR transmission quality spectrum in reflection mode
mIRage provides infrared spectroscopy and chemical imaging, regardless of the infrared wavelength. Using O-PTIR, highly sensitive IR measurements are enabled, allowing absorption of transmission quality without contact with the surface. This eliminates the need for thin samples and improves turnaround times.
Bone sample: Reflection mode IR Spectra and hyperspectral imaging 25 x 25 µm array, 500-nm spacing. Left: Single wavelength image (1058 cm-1) from Hyperspectral data set. Right: Single-pixel spectrum – 1s collection time
- Simultaneous IR and RAMAN spectroscopies
- Quick and easy to use non-contact optical technique
- Eliminates the need for thin layers
|IR Spectral range
|Raman Spectral range
|900-200 cm-1 (c)
|532 nm (e)
|Stage minimum step size
|Stage x-y travel range
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