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2012 NSLS/CFN Joint Users' Meeting

Workshop 4: Near-Field Infrared Microspectroscopy for Nanoscience: Methods, Instruments and Sources (Half-day Workshop)

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Organizer(s): Larry Carr, carr@bnl.gov; co-organizers: Adrian Gozar, agozar@bnl.gov; Matt Sfeir, msfeir@bnl.gov; Eli Stavitski,istavitski@bnl.gov; Lisa Miller, lmiller@bnl.gov

Location: NSLS, Bldg. 725, Seminar Rm.

Description: The infrared spectral range offers a sensitive, non-contacting probe of chemical and electronic properties of materials, but suffers from diffraction effects when attempting to probe structures below 1 micron in size. This includes nanomaterials for energy applications, electronic & polymeric materials and mapping the chemical constituents in biological tissues at the sub-cellular level. Near-field microscopy methods have evolved to where spectra can be produced with continuum sources such as synchrotron radiation. This workshop brings experts in the development of near-field IR for spectroscopic analysis on the nanoscale.

StartsEndsList of Speakers
1:15 PM1:30 PM Larry Carr, Brookhaven National Laboratory
"Welcome and introduction to infrared microspectroscopy at the NSLS and NSLS-II"
1:35 PM2:10 PM Michael Martin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
"Developing Broad-band Near-field Infrared Microscopy at the ALS"
2:15 PM2:50 PM Dimitri Basov, University of California, San Diego
"Infrared Nano-spectroscopy and Nano-imaging of Dirac Plasmons in Graphene"
2:55 PM3:20 PM Coffee Break and Worshop Photograph, *
3:25 PM4:00 PM Gilbert Walker, University of Toronto
"Sub-micron Near-field IR Microscopy of Protein Structures and Polymer Films"
4:05 PM4:40 PM Shyamsunder Erramilli, Boston University
"Plasmonic Metamaterials for Enhancement of Infrared and Photothermal Spectroscopy of Biomolecules"
4:45 PM5:20 PM Curtis Marcott, Light Light Solutions, LLC
"Infrared Spectroscopy with 100-nm Spatial Resolution: Applications in Polymers and Life Sciences"
5:25 PM5:30 PM Concluding Remarks, *
5:30 PM6:00 PM Tour of the NSLS IR experimental facilities, *