Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy (Mid-IR) 01B1-1


 The Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy beamline provides a state-of-the-art Fourier Transform IR spectrometer and microscope to supply diffraction-limited spatial resolution to an ever-widening range of infrared spectroscopy experiments. Research and development will explore new experiments and re-examine existing techniques by applying the advantages of high brightness infrared synchrotron light.



  • Focal Plane Array (FPA) Microscopy for large area mapping
  • Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS)
  • Polarization Modulation FTIR Spectromicroscopy (PM-FTIR)
  • Spectromicroscopy at diffraction-limited spatial resolution

Techniques under Development:

  • Spectromicroscopy at grazing angle of incidence
  • Spectromicroscopy with Attenuated Total internal Reflection (ATR)

Critical Points to Address in a Mid-IR Proposal


Accepting Proposals


Beamline Specifications

0.070 - 0.744 eV 
(70 - 744 meV = 560 - 6000 cm-1)