SMIS beamline ( Spectroscopy and Microscopy in the Infrared using Synchrotron), is dedicated to micro-spectroscopy and imaging. It covers a large frequency domain ( between 1 to 100 microns wavelength).

This spectromicroscopy beamline aims to deliver high brilliance infrared radiation in the 2.5-100 microns spectral range. The synchrotron beam is split to operate two systems working in parallel. The beamline is dedicated to microscopic analysis with 3 infrared microscopes, coupled to FTIR spectrometers, are used to study microns-size samples for a large variety of applications ( biology, biomedical, soft matter, earth and environmental science, cultural heritage, astrophysics and high pressure science) .

Home-built horizontal microscope, with large working distance, allows to study at very high pressure ( > 200 Gpa), at low temperature ( LHe temperature) to high temeparature ( 800K)

A complementary Raman microscope equipped with three laser colors is available on demand for users.

Surface science studies in the far infrared are a recent development at the beamline using a dedicated UHV chamber.

Beamline Energy Resolution
2.5 * 10-5 [eV] @ 0 [eV]
0.2 * 101 [eV] @ 0 [eV]
Beamline Resolving Power
2.5 * 10-5 [deltaE/E] @ 0 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
0.025 - 0.62 [eV]
Max Flux On Sample
4 * 1014 [ph/s] @ 0 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
12 - 22 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
12 - 22 [um]
Divergence Hor
78 [mrad]
Divergence Vert
20 [mrad]
Angle Of Incidence Light On Sample Value
20 - 40 [degrees]
Other Optics

Anasys NanoIR 2-s microscope

Description
Location / branch: SMIS 3

Spectral range: MCT/A detector, 650 - 6000 cm-1

Spectral resolution: 2 - 32 cm-1

Operation modes: AFM-IR (photothermal) and scattering SNOM spectromicroscopy

Accessories: 400 mW CO2 laser

Continuum microscope / Thermo Nicolet 8700 bench

Description
Location / branch: SMIS 2

Spectral range:
MCT/A detector, 650 - 6000 cm-1
InGaAs detector 2000 - 14000 cm-1

Spectral resolution: 0.125 - 32 cm-1

Operation modes: Confocal dual aperture, single aperture, reflection and transmission geometry

Accessories: Linkam heating stage, microfluidic devices, Thermo ATR accessory

Objectives: 15x (0.58 NA), 32x (0.65 NA), 15x ATR ZnSe

The Thermo Nicolet 8700 bench is capable of time resolved studies in Rapid Scan and Step/Scan modes.

Continuum XL microscope / Thermo Nicolet 6700 bench

Description
Location / branch: SMIS 1

Spectral range: MCT/A detector, 650 - 6000 cm-1

Spectral resolution: 0.125 - 32 cm-1

Operation modes: Confocal dual aperture, single aperture, reflection and transmission geometry

Accessories: Linkam heating stage, high quality purge box, microfluidic devices, Thermo ATR accessory

Objectives: 15x (0.58 NA), 32x (0.65 NA), 15x ATR ZnSe

Horizontal microscope / Thermo Fischer iS50 bench

Description
Location / branch: SMIS 2

Spectral range:
MCT/A detector, 650 - 6000 cm-1
Si Bolometer, 100 - 900 cm-1

Spectral resolution: 0.125 - 32 cm-1

Operation modes: Reflection and transmission geometry

Accessories: Diamond Anvil Cells (DAC), DAC LHe flow cryostat (base T~15K), DAC heating accessory (T up to 700 Cº), custom user experiments

Objectives: 15x (0.5 NA)

mIRage photothermal IR and simultaneous Raman microscope

Description
Location / branch: SMIS extension

Spectral range: 800 - 1800 cm-1

Spectral resolution: 0.5 cm-1

Operation modes: Reflection (Si and APD detectors for high and low power operation), Transmission (Si detector)

Accessories: Raman spectrometer (in progress)

Manufacturer: Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp.

Nicplan microscope / Thermo Fischer iS50 bench

Description
Location / branch: SMIS 2

Spectral range:
MCT/A detector, 650 - 6000 cm-1
Si Bolometer, 100 - 900 cm-1

Spectral resolution: 0.125 - 32 cm-1

Operation modes: Confocal dual aperture, single aperture, reflection and transmission geometry

Accessories: Linkam heating stage, microfluidic devices, Diamond Anvil Cells

Objectives: 15x (0.58 NA), 32x (0.65 NA), Bruker Grazing Incidence Objective
Techniques
Absorption
  • IR spectroscopy
Imaging
  • IR Microscopy
Disciplines
Chemistry
  • Femtochemistry, solid- and liquid-state chemistry
Earth Sciences & Environment
  • Geology
  • Plant science
Humanities
  • Arts
  • Cultural Heritage
  • History
Life Sciences & Biotech
  • Medicine
  • Molecular and cellular biology
Physics
  • Astronomy/Astrophysics/Astroparticles
  • Hard condensed matter - electronic properties
  • Hard condensed matter - structures
  • Matter under extreme conditions, warm dense matter, plasmas
  • Soft condensed matter physics
  • Surfaces, interfaces and thin films
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • OMNIC 8.2 from Thermo Scientific
Data Output Type
  • spectra, images
Data Output Format
  • .SPA, .CSV, .JCAMP
Softwares For Data Analysis
  • commercial ( OMNIC, UNSCRAMBLER, CYTOSPEC)
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