Scattering-type near-field microscope (NeaSpec)

Scattering-type near-field microscope (NeaSpec)
Offered as External Service

What we can offer:

Nanoscale non-destructive chemical and structural characterization based on infrared spectroscopy (nano-FTIR) and microscopy (s-SNOM).


  • Nanoscale polymer identification and analysis (polymer multilayers, blends, nanofibers, bio-polymers, rubbers, conducting polymers).

  • Identification and analysis of biomaterials (proteins, phosphates, DNA, carbohydrates, acids, etc.) in biological samples (human bone and teeth, cells, bacteria, viruses, phages, spores, fibers, membranes, etc.).

  • Identification and mapping of active ingredients in drugs.

  • Analysis of cosmetic products (i.e. cosmetics in human hair).

  • Phase identification in inorganic and organic materials: material stress (i.e. SiC, Si), insulator-to-metal transitions (i.e. VO2), polymer crystallinity, mapping of minerals, organic crystals, etc.

Interesting for (with the system):

Polymer and rubber industry, life sciences, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, agriculture, material science, electronics, Geology, Semiconductor industry…


The nanoGUNE cleanroom, dedicated to fabricate and characterize the properties of materials on the nanoscale, ia a 300m2 laboratory where the air purity is under strict supervision.


State-of-the-art equipment, including electron and scanning-tunneling microscopes, as well as other nanofabrication and characterization tools, are managed by specialists and used by researchers from a wide variety of fields.