chemical nano-ID & phase distribution

Polymers are materials made up of long chains of repeating molecular units, and their behavior can vary greatly depending on their size and structure. Studying polymers at the nanoscale allows researchers to understand how these properties change at the molecular level, which can help improve their design and use.

neaSCOPE microscopes provide chemical identification with enough spatial resolution allowing our users to access several applications including developing of new materials, improving biomedical applications, and reducing environmental impact. To learn more about the recommended neaSCOPE microscope for these samples, visit the product pages indicated below.


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Samples/Research Materials


Block Co-Polymers

Block copolymers are materials made up of two or more polymer blocks that are chemically bonded together creating materials with unique properties. neaSCOPE users combine several neaspec technologies to investigate and optimize materials that are both strong & flexible, have high thermal stability, or have specific electrical conductivity. These materials are used in a wide range of applications, including automotive parts, electronics, and packaging.

Recommended product: IR-neaSCOPE


Polymer Heterostructures

Polymer heterostructures are an active area of research in materials science and have the potential to provide new solutions for a wide range of technological challenges. neaSCOPE uses investigates  polymer heterostructures at the nanoscale to further develop a variety of applications, including organic photovoltaics (OPV), organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), organic field-effect transistors (OFET), gas separation, and biomedical applications.

Recommended product: IR-neaSCOPE+s



Nanoplastics are tiny particles of plastic that measure less than 100 nanometers in size. These particles can enter ecosystems through runoff or direct disposal, where they can be ingested by aquatic organisms and move up the food chain. Researchers equipped with neaSCOPE microscopes aim for understanding the environmental impact, potential health effects, and propose waste management for nanoplastic materials in a sustainable way.

Recommended product: IR-neaSCOPE+s



Layered Polymers

Layered polymers are designed to change specific surface properties of materials. For this reason, layered polymers have a variety of industrial uses, including barrier coatings, adhesion promotion, optical coatings, biomedical applications, and energy storage. neaSCOPE users exploit the ability to investigate thin films and propose improvements for specific properties aiming to bring layered polymers to the next level.

Recommended product: IR-neaSCOPE+TERs