neaspec (now Nanoscale Analytics business unit @attocube) has gained worldwide attention in the scientific community for inventing a series of breakthrough technologies for nanoscale imaging & spectroscopy. With decades of combined experience in a wide range of nanoscale analytics applications in various disciplines like Semiconductor Technology, Chemistry, Photonics, Polymer Science or even Life-Sciences, an exceptional team of physicists and engineers have developed the neaSCOPE product line. This optical AFM platform offers the most advanced optical techniques plus best in class electrical and mechanical measurement modes, performed at room-temperature, under high vacuum or even under cryogenic conditions.
Collaborating with the world’s leading scientists and suppliers, we developed and offer solutions in visible, NIR, MIR to THz spectral ranges, Raman, TERS and PL spectroscopy, ultrafast pump-probe experiments, all with sub-10 nm spatial resolution and an AFM suite of tools for routine sample characterization to enable best in class correlation nanoscopy in one single instrument. The exceptional usability and flexibility, required for novel materials research in academic institutions and industry research laboratories, makes the neaSCOPE the number one choice worldwide in state-of-the-art nanoscale analytics labs. Together with our customers, we design and manufacture application solutions to enable technological and scientific progress in every lab around the world.
Nanoscale Imaging & Spectroscopy Solutions for
Graphene and related 2D materials constitute the building blocks of smart materials with large application potential (e.g. solid state batteries or flexible electronic devices). To optimize the behavior of such complex systems, it is crucial to understand, manipulate and control 2D material properties at the nanoscale.
Polymers are part of most of the products around us generating alarming environmental impact. To increase sustainability and functionality, polymer scientists are looking for new, smart solutions at the nanoscale e.g. nanofibers, nanocomposites, core–shell particles or nanotubes. Such nano-polymers have a great potential for a broad range of applications.
Novel Energy Materials
Non-renewable energy sources come with a high CO2 footprint and are typically not available at the place of consumption. In contrast, sunlight is a climate-friendly renewable energy resource worldwide accessible. The current challenges of solar source are production costs, conversion efficiency and subsequent energy storage. Novel nanoscale technological progress might help in overcoming these shortcomings.
For all conventional microscopy, mapping the secondary structure on the nanometer scale, or even with single protein sensitivity, is still a major challenge. nano-FTIR can perform in-situ study of melanine in human hair for cosmetics treatment analysis. Shed light on biochemistry of cell membranes & improve efficiency of drug delivery. Analyze protein secondary structure in amyloid fibrils. And elucidate the nuclear organization of white-blood cells.
nano-FTIR spectroscopy and imaging have been successfully applied for material identification & mapping with nanometer precision using material-specific infrared spectroscopic signatures. This applications collections focuses on nanoscale investigation of inorganic materials in energy-storage, mineralogy, archaeology and corrosion sciences.
Light Controlling Materials
Nanophotonics and plasmonics investigates, characterize and manipulate optically active nanostructures with a view to generate new capabilities in instrumentation for the nanoscale, chemical and biomedical sensing, information and communications technologies, enhanced solar cells and lighting, disease treatment, environmental remediation, and many other applications.
Core Competences & Key Strengths
Expert Application Know-How
About 60% of our employees hold a PhD in a scientific field which ensures a broad application expertise. This creates a great overlap with your research interests, allowing us to understand your needs and configure & design a perfect system to achieve your scientific goals.
Designed by the world’s leading experts of apertureless near-field microscopy, our system offers ready-to-use revolutionary patented optical detection techniques. Our continuous software release service ensures that your system is always up-to-date and uses the latest best-in-class measurement modes all on one single platform.
Guaranteed & Proven Performance
Benefit from our excellent track record with proven performance of > 250 installed microscope systems worldwide. Highest quality components and thorough engineering guarantee robust operation and maximum performance of our microscopes. This allows achieving the same high quality results in a repeatable manner.
Highest System Flexibility
Our award-winning modular housing design and the modern software architecture plus SDK enables the highest application flexibility in its class. Together with a plentitude of measurement options, the systems enables outstanding, highly individual research. The scientific impact factor of our clients is more than double as that of any competitor.
User-Friendly Turn-Key Operation
Our modern workflow-based user-interface with a built-in state machine ensures a goal oriented & efficient usage our instruments. In combination with automatized hardware, the neaSNOM platform allows complex measurements to be performed even by non-experienced users.
Live Hands-On Experience
Experience our products live and hands-on in our in-house measurement lab and demo-labs around the globe. Bring your own samples and convince yourself together with an experienced application scientist of the exceptional performance and usability of our microscope systems.
Nanoscale Analytics Portfolio
Provides nanoscale infrared (IR) imaging and spectroscopy based on probing laser-induced photothermal expansion with an AFM tip.
Provides polarization-resolved near-field mapping of local complex electromagnetic fields (amplitude & phase).
Enables nanoscale infrared (IR) imaging and nano-FTIR spectroscopy by detecting the light scattered from a standard AFM tip.
A versatile platform for nanoscale terahertz (THz) near-field imaging and spectroscopy.
Enables ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy at 10 fs temporal and 10 nm spatial resolution.