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Free Webinar

Macro to Micro to Nano | About IR Laser Microscopy and AFM-IR Spectroscopy

Free Webinar

Macro to Micro to Nano | About IR Laser Microscopy and AFM-IR Spectroscopy

In this webinar we want to draw a big circle around IR laser microscopy and photothermal AFM-IR/nanoIR and show similarities, differences, and synergies.


First, we present IR laser imaging solutions to analyze macroscopic samples (cm range) with microscopic (µm) resolution. Afterwards, we turn to even smaller structures and present the combination of AFM and IR lasers to advance into the nanometer range.

You Will Learn:

  • What IR laser microscopy is (basics)
  • What AFM-IR spectroscopy and imaging is (basics)
  • Applications of both techniques (basics)
  • How both instruments are operated (basics)

Who Should Attend?

  • Surface analysis experts (e.g. polymers, automotive, material science, ...)
  • Imaging experts (e.g. life science, pharmaceuticals, ...)
  • Spectroscopy experts (e.g. academia, physical chemists, ...)

About the Speakers:

Dr. Marten Seeba will take over the part for IR laser microscopy and explain the difference between using an IR laser and a thermal source for IR spectroscopy.

Dr. Miriam Unger will present the combination of AFM with IR lasers and explain the fundamental principles of photothermal AFM-IR spectroscopy and imaging.

Dr. Marten Seeba

Dr. Marten Seeba graduated in chemistry from the University of Göttingen before joining Bruker as an application expert for FT-IR and IR laser microscopy. He is a point of contact for our customers and as such has gained a great deal of expertise in many applications such as microplastics, pharmaceuticals, tissue analysis and materials science.

Dr. Miriam Unger

Dr. Miriam Unger holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry obtained at the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany and has more than 15 years experiences with infrared microscopic techniques. At Bruker, she is responsible for nanoscale IR spectroscopy and imaging and navigates multiple academic and industrial collaborations.