Molecular Vista - Infrared Photo-induced Force Microscopy (IR PiFM)

Molecular Vista based in California, designs, develops, and provides tools that allow its customers to probe and understand matter at the molecular level through quantitative visualization.

Its first product, VistaScope, provides a flexible hybrid atomic force microscopy (AFM) and optical spectroscopy platform for studying material & biological systems with chemical specificity with nanometer spatial resolution.

VistaScope is equipped with patented photo-induced force microscopy (PiFM) where the photo-induced polarization of the sample is measured directly in the near-field by detecting the time-integrated force between the tip and the sample.

Imaging infrared wavelengths specific to different chemical entities, PiFM can resolve the nanometer-scale distribution of each chemical species in diverse multi-phase and multi-component systems, thereby revealing an unprecedented and spectacular molecular vista to the researcher.

VistaScope is built upon an ultra stable and flexible optical platform with top, bottom and side illumination/collection (all with high NA) capabilities and can be offered equipped with complementary techniques such as scattering SNOM (Vista-SNOM) and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (Vista-TERS).

Learn more about Molecular Vista using the link: http://www.molecularvista.com