Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy – Molecular Characterization of Polymers, Life Sciences and Advanced Materials with AFM-IR
CEN Webinars: Stronger Bonds
Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy – Molecular Characterization of Polymers, Life Sciences and Advanced Materials with AFM-IR
Wednesday June 3rd 2015
USA 11:00 am EDT, 8:00 am PDT, 16:00 BST
SPEAKERS
Speaker
Craig Prater, Ph.D
Chief Technology Officer
Anasys Instruments
 
Speaker
Curt Marcott, Ph.D
Senior Partner
Light Light Solutions
 
Speaker
John Rabolt, Ph.D
Professor of Material Science
University of Delaware
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OVERVIEW

Today's R&D challenges demand an understanding of materials on the sub-micron and nanoscale dimensions. The complex heterogenous structures in advanced materials and biopolymers strongly influence their function and performance. The development of atomic force microscopy-based infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR) has provided a breakthrough capability to enable simultaneous morphological and chemical characterization at the nanoscale. Free of optical diffraction limits, AFM-IR offers 100x improvement in spatial resolution compared to traditional FTIR and Raman microscopy. This webinar discusses AFM-IR technology and its application cross a diverse set of materials, including performance plastics, nano-fibers and a range of biological materials including amyloid fibrils. An in-depth look at chain orientation/crystallinity of biocompatible nano-fibers demonstrates how AFM-IR lends insight to the effects of processing conditions on polymer structure.

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES

- How to characterize chemical properties of nanoscale domains

- Principles of robust AFM-IR technology

- How your materials problems can be solved with AFM-IR

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • • Infrared and Raman spectroscopy data users and practicioners
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  • • Microscopy center managers and researchers
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  • • Biophysics researchers
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  • • Senior R&D Scientists
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MODERATOR
Speaker
Ann Thayer
Senior Correspondent,
C&EN