Revolutionary microscope combining FTIR and QCL technology
With HYPERION II, we remain true to our reputation as an innovation leader. For the first time ever, FT-IR and QCL technology are combined in a single instrument. Thanks to this combination, it is possible to perform chemical imaging with the highest spatial resolution, even in a real time!
This brings completely new possibilities not only in the field of life-sciences, but simply wherever it is necessary to perform chemical imaging on larger areas or with maximum spatial resolution.
QCL microscopy does not use a standard continuous infrared globar as an IR source, but a much more intense quantum cascade laser that emits strong IR radiation at a selected wavelength. The result of this technology is an incomparably higher measurement speed as well as spatial resolution, without the need for nitrogen cooling or the need to modulate the optical beam with an interferometer.
Measure the complete FTIR spectra of the observed components, find the wavelengths or bands in which the differences are visible. Focus on these spectral regions with QCL technology to create amazing chemical maps in seconds!
The permanently aligned RocksolidTM interferometer is a unique patented component which yields over 20% higher throughput than ordinary interferometer design. It benefits from dual retro reflection cube corner mirrors and wear-free pivot mechanism located in the center of mass, which ensures exceptional stability and reliability even in harsh environment. With its patented design, the elimination of mirror tilt optically and prevention of mirror shear mechanically is reached.
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