Volume 88 Issue 38 | p. 18
Issue Date: September 20, 2010

Enabling Nanoscale Spectroscopy

Start-up firm Anasys hopes to open new vistas in material and life sciences at the nanoscale level
Department: Business
News Channels: Nano SCENE
Keywords: Spectroscopy instruments, NanoIR, scientific instruments

Among the new scientific instruments that stood out at this spring’s Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy was the NanoIR. Combining infrared spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, the instrument enables measurements of materials on the nanoscale level.

Anasys Instruments, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based start-up firm that developed the NanoIR, expects it to open up new ways to look at polymers, analyze human cells, and reverse-engineer complex materials. And the small firm . . .

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