Sub-500nm Simultaneous IR+Raman Microscopy for Microplastics and Materials Science Research
Published on 01-05-202303:54 PM by
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IR and Raman spectroscopy are well established, mature techniques present nowadays in most analytical laboratories. However, they do pose several key fundamental limitations. The new breakthrough technique of Sub-micron Optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) Spectroscopy overcomes the limited spatial resolution of traditional IR microscopy with submicron resolution and the limited sensitivity and fluorescence interference limitations of Raman microscopy.
Furthermore, O-PTIR is able to bring together the complementarity of IR and Raman into a single platform, single measurement for the first time, enables sub-micron, simultaneous IR+Raman microscopy delivering IR and Raman spectra from the same spot, at the same time with the same spatial resolution.
This webinar discusses this novel technique and provides numerous application examples.
Part 1: Introduction & Overview by Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Overview of current direct IR (FTIR & QCL) and Raman micro spectroscopic techniques and Fluorescence Microscopy
Introduction to Submicron O-PTIR and simultaneous Raman microscopy (IR+Raman) and the benefits of co-located Fluorescence
Various application examples of particulates, materials science and more
Part 2: Review of Environmental Applications by Dr. Andrew Ault Microplastics, environmental
Dr. Ault will present the results of his group's recent publication on an important source of atmospheric particles - Sea Spray Aerosols (SSA).
In this work, they characterize individual SSA particles using new generation submicron simultaneous IR+Raman (O-PTIR) microscopy for organic profiling, combined with EDX for elemental profiling.
Dr. Ault will also talk to his recent research relating to microplastics.
Key Learning Objectives:
Understand the principle of operation of O-PTIR for submicron IR spectroscopy
Learn about specific applications of submicron simultaneous IR and Raman
How O-PTIR can advance your research goals and increase the impact of your publications
Who Should Attend:
Laboratory Directors and Managers
Research Professors and Academics
Regional Water Board Researchers
Industrial Failure Analysis Engineers
Chemical and Polymer Engineers and Scientists
Brought to you by:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz Director of Product Management and Marketing, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp.
Dr. Andrew Ault Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Melissa O'Meara Forensic Science Consultant, C&EN Media Group