The SISSI infrared beamline at Elettra extracts the IR and visible components of synchrotron emission for performing spectroscopy, microspectroscopy and imaging. The applications cover a wide range of research fields, including surface and material science, biochemistry, forensics, microanalysis, geology, cell biology, biomedical diagnostics, microfluidics, high-pressures, time resolved IR, conservation science, protein folding, chemical kinetics etc.
The SISSI-MAT branchline, operated by IOM-CNR, is equipped witha VERTEX 70v spectrometer for spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy measurements over a broad spectral range. In particular, the possibility to mount different detectors on the infrared microscope allows exploiting a diffraction limited beam from the visible down to the terahertz. The branchline is also equipped with cryostats and diamond anvil cell, thus permitting to explore the behavior of matter at extreme conditions of temperature and pressure.