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FTIR spectromicroscopy

 

Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials

 

GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION
Operational Yes
Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle)

Source characteristics

Bend magnet

Energy range

0.05–1.2 eV

Frequency range

650 - 10,000 cm-1

Interferometer resolution

Up to 0.125 cm-1

Endstations

Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged)

Characteristics

Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes

Spatial resolution

Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy

Detectors

MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride)

Spot size at sample

2-10 µm (diffraction-limited)

Sample preparation

Stereo microscope, prep table, bio-hood, incubator, ALS user wet and biological labs available

Sample environment

N2 purged, minimal clean area (no particle specification), microcryostat/heater stages available for 4.2–730 K

Scientific disciplines Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials

Scientific applications

Biological samples, forensic studies, laminates, polymers, fibers, environmental samples, particulate contamination

Local contact / Spokesperson

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Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab
Phone: (510) 495-2231
Fax: (510) 495-2067

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Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab
Phone: (510) 486-7519
Fax: (510) 495-2067

Beamline phone number

(510) 495-2014

 

More information about IR research at the ALS is available on the Infrared Beamlines Web site.