Vista-IR / AFM-IR / PiFM

The Vista-IR combines AFM with IR (AFM-IR) spectroscopy to provide IR spectral imaging with unprecedented sub-10 nm spatial resolution. Its patented photo-induced force microscopy (PiFM) measures the near-field optical response of the sample via mechanical force detection, making the technique robust and easy-to-use. Reliable and repeatable PiFM spectrum from 10-nm region provides “nano-FTIR” spectrum in less than a second.

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ICON-key-features-greyKey Features and Benefits

♦  Robust and easy nanoscale chemical imaging and spectroscopy

♦  Nanoscale chemical mapping of inorganics and biomolecules based

    on their IR vibrational modes

♦  High surface sensitive technique


♦   Nanoscale infrared imaging of zeolites using photoinduced force     


♦   A low cost and high performance polymer donor material for

     polymer solar cells

♦    Photoinduced force mapping of plasmonic nanostructures

About Molecular Vista

Molecular Vista designs, develops, and provides tools that allow its customers to probe and understand matter at the molecular level through quantitative visualization. Molecular Vista was founded by two industry veterans, Prof. Kumar Wickramasinghe (UC Irvine and formerly with IBM Research) and Dr. Sung Park (co-founder of Park Scientific Instruments).

Why Molecular Vista?

♦   Patented photo-induced force microscopy


♦   AFM-IR with the highest spatial resolution

♦   hyPIR™ Imaging

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