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WSWED4: Towards the Next Generation of Photothermal and Near-Field Infrared Nanospectroscopy at the CFN and NSLS-II

Virtual Workshop (Zoom Link: https://bnl.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItce2qqT8uGBmmwIMGhT2qQjv__TqOkB0)

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link: https://bnl.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItce2qqT8uGBmmwIMGhT2qQjv__TqOkB0


Recent advancements in the technology for near-field infrared (NFIR) and photothermal infrared (PTIR) spectroscopy have enabled a spatial resolution approaching 10 nm, vastly exceeding the conventional (far-field) spectroscopy resolution limit of about 10 microns and enabling the study molecular complexes on nanotextured surfaces and spontaneous inhomogeneity on a local scale in quantum materials. The CFN has recently begun operating an AFM-based NFIR instrument for the mid-IR nanospectroscopy using laser sources. NSLS-II is just now setting up a similar instrument at beamline 22IR where the broadband synchrotron source should provide full-range spectroscopy reaching into the far-IR. Additionally, the CFN is installing a new optical-photothermal infrared (O-PITR) spectroscopy system that simultaneously performs infrared and Raman spectroscopy and imaging with a spatial resolution on the order of a few hundred nanometers without the use of an AFM probe.

This workshop will serve to inform the User Community of both existing & future capabilities for PTIR and NFIR nanospectroscopy with laser and synchrotron sources. As a new technique, the shared experience and results will help the community to better interpret their spectroscopic results. Additionally, feedback from the User Community will help to define requirements for next-generation facilities at NSLS-II and CFN.

Workshop Organizers:
Samuel A. Tenney
Larry Carr
Mengkun Liu
Dario J. Stacchiola
Christopher Homes
Sabine Neal

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    • 1
      Workshop Introduction
      Speaker: Workshop Organizers (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    • 2
      Pushing IR s-SNOM and nano-FTIR signals via strong tip-substrate coupling
      Speaker: Rainer Hillenbrand (CIC nanoGUNE)
    • 3
      Cryo-SNOM studies of nanostructured functional oxides
      Speaker: Alexey Kuzmenko (University of Geneva)
    • 4
      Surface Cooper-pair plasma waves in a high-Tc superconductor by THz near-field microscopy
      Speaker: Adrian Gozar (Yale University / Department of Physics)
    • 2:05 PM
    • 5
      From nano-medicine to nano-optics of quantum materials: the multidisciplinary analytical power of synchrotron nano-IR
      Speaker: Raul Freitas (Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) / Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS))
    • 6
      Imaging Domain Walls by Near Field Infrared Spectroscopy
      Speaker: Janice Musfeldt (University of Tennessee / Departments of Chemistry and Physics)
    • 7
      Peak Force Photothermal and Scattering-type Near-field Microscopy with Infrared Light Sources
      Speaker: Xiaoji Xu (Lehigh University / Department of Chemistry)
    • 3:50 PM
    • 8
      Vibrational exciton and polaron nano-imaging: a molecular ruler to image structure, coupling, and disorder in functional molecular materials
      Speaker: Markus Raschke (University of Colorado / Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, and JILA)
    • 9
      O-PTIR + simultaneous Raman- New paradigms in Vibrational Micro/Nano spectroscopy! Applications from single bacteria to nanocomposite interfaces
      Speaker: James Anderson (Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp.)
    • 10
      Novel applications of photothermal infrared spectroscopy coupled to optical and atomic force microscopy for analysis of atmospheric aerosols
      Speaker: Andrew Ault (University of Michigan / Department of Chemistry)
    • 11
      Q & A with Audience / Current & Future Capabilities at NSLS-II & CFN
      Speaker: Workshop Organizers (Brookhaven National Laboratory)