Wide application range

The LUMOS provides high quality data as well in visualization as in IR-analysis even at high spatial resolution thereby opening a wide range of possible applications.

The identification of tiny particles or surface contaminations is crucial to find the reason for product failures, a task relevant for practically all industries.

Identification of particles

  • Electronic devices
  • Pharmaceutical formulations
  • Optical components


Analysis of defects and contaminations


In forensics the analysis of fibers, chemical residues and varnish pieces can provide evidence in criminal cases. Also the IR-microscopic examination of ink on paper is a helpful approach to identify counterfeit documents and bank notes. 

The chemical composition of inhomogeneous structures like multilayer polymers, paintings or biological tissues can be visualized applying the mapping technique. This gives access to a multitude of applications in industrial R&D and academic research.

Surface analysis

  • Coatings
  • Ink on paper


Investigation of multilayer structures

  • Packaging materials
  • Polymer laminates
  • Paint chips and varnishes


Fiber identification

  • Forensics
  • Textiles


Determination of the chemical composition of complex samples

  • Biological tissues
  • Tablets

Technologies used are protected by one or more of the following patents:
DE 102004025448; DE 19940981; DE 102012200851 B3; US 8873140 B2
Additional patents pending

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