Webinars

Forensic paint analysis with simultaneous submicron O-PTIR and Raman microspectroscopy

Wednesday, October 21

Presenters:
Assoc. Prof. Brooke Kammrath
Forensic Science Department, University of New Haven
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Paint evidence can provide valuable associative information for crimes involving vehicular accidents and home invasions. The complex chemistry of paint is thoroughly interrogated with vibrational microspectroscopy, with results that are used for its classification and comparison. Traditional IR microscopy is frequently used to identify binders, some pigments and additives, but suffers from limited spatial resolution (less than 10 µm) and difficult sample preparation. On the other hand, Raman microspectroscopy affords the additional ability to identify colored pigments at high spatial resolution, thus providing complimentary information, but can often suffer from severe fluorescence interference, especially with coloured samples.

In this webinar, we will show how for the first time, submicron simultaneous Optical-Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy and Raman microscopy (IR+Raman) can be used to overcome many of these traditional limits and be used for non-contact, far-field submicron paint cross-sections to yield high quality spectra that are easily searchable and interpretable. Furthermore, we demonstrate how combining this analysis with simultaneous Raman, provides for a more thorough chemical characterisation of the paint cross-section, providing rich information on their organic and inorganic composition at high spatial resolution (less than 1 µm).
In conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC we are proud to present this cutting edge webinar.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Particle analysis with submicron IR spectroscopy and simultaneous Raman – Microplastics, fibers and atmospheric aerosols

Presenters:
Asst. Prof Andrew Ault
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management and Marketing
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp.

Asst. Prof. Andrew Ault and co-workers demonstrate the novel application of submicron IR and simultaneous Raman for the physiochemical analysis of atmospheric aerosols with aerodynamic diameters <400nm. Vibrational spectroscopy (IR and Raman) has great potential for atmospheric aerosol characterization, but the diffraction limit of traditional IR microscopy (~10 microns) makes this impossible. In their recent publication, the team has shown for the first time, how Optical-Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy can be used for non-contact, far-field submicron particle measurements to yield high spectral spectra that are easily searchable and interpretable. Furthermore, they demonstrate how combining this analysis with simultaneous Raman provide for a more thorough chemical characterisation of the atmospheric aerosols, proving a rich information on their organic and inorganic composition.
In conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC we are proud to present this cutting edge webinar.
The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

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Particle analysis with submicron IR spectroscopy and simultaneous Raman – Microplastics, fibers and atmospheric aerosols

Presenters:
Asst. Prof Andrew Ault
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management and Marketing
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp.

Asst. Prof. Andrew Ault and co-workers demonstrate the novel application of submicron IR and simultaneous Raman for the physiochemical analysis of atmospheric aerosols with aerodynamic diameters <400nm. Vibrational spectroscopy (IR and Raman) has great potential for atmospheric aerosol characterization, but the diffraction limit of traditional IR microscopy (~10 microns) makes this impossible. In their recent publication, the team has shown for the first time, how Optical-Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) spectroscopy can be used for non-contact, far-field submicron particle measurements to yield high spectral spectra that are easily searchable and interpretable. Furthermore, they demonstrate how combining this analysis with simultaneous Raman provide for a more thorough chemical characterisation of the atmospheric aerosols, proving a rich information on their organic and inorganic composition.
In conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC we are proud to present this cutting edge webinar.
The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Submicron non-contact IR spectroscopy and simultaneous Raman in life sciences, microplastics, polymers, contaminant ID and more

Presenters:
Dr. Ji-Xin Cheng
Moustakas Chair Professor of Photonics, Boston University
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Dr. Kansiz will introduce the new breakthrough technique, Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) Spectroscopy, an optical IR spectroscopy technique which provides for the first time ever;
a) submicron resolution
b) high quality absorption spectra in non-contact reflection mode without scatter/dispersion artifacts.
c) Water compatible IR measurements

O-PTIR and IR+Raman applications will be discussed in a broad range of fields such as life sciences, particulates/microplastics, polymers and failure/defect analysis.

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng of Boston University is the co-inventor of O-PTIR. He is one of the world’s leading vibrational spectroscopy researchers, having previously co-invented CARS, while doing his post-doctoral work with Prof Sunny Xie of Harvard. Prof Cheng has recently received several prestigious awards for his research including the Lippincott Award and the Pittcon Spectroscopy Award.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Submicron non-contact IR spectroscopy and simultaneous Raman in life sciences, microplastics, polymers, contaminant ID and more

Presenters:
Dr. Ji-Xin Cheng
Moustakas Chair Professor of Photonics, Boston University
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

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Dr. Kansiz will introduce the new breakthrough technique, Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) Spectroscopy, an optical IR spectroscopy technique which provides for the first time ever;
a) submicron resolution
b) high quality absorption spectra in non-contact reflection mode without scatter/dispersion artifacts.
c) Water compatible IR measurements

O-PTIR and IR+Raman applications will be discussed in a broad range of fields such as life sciences, particulates/microplastics, polymers and failure/defect analysis.

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng of Boston University is the co-inventor of O-PTIR. He is one of the world’s leading vibrational spectroscopy researchers, having previously co-invented CARS, while doing his post-doctoral work with Prof Sunny Xie of Harvard. Prof Cheng has recently received several prestigious awards for his research including the Lippincott Award and the Pittcon Spectroscopy Award.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Bioplastics characterization – Polymer applications using sub-micron simultaneous IR+Raman spectroscopy

Presenters:
Dr. Isao Noda
Chief Science Officer and Senior VP of Innovation at Danimer Scientific
Affiliated Professor at Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware

Dr. Curtis Marcott
Senior Partner at Light Light Solutions
Danimer Scientific, Athens, Georgia
Deptartment of Materials, University of Delaware

Dr. Isao Noda and co-workers explore the spatial chemical distributions at the interface of a bioplastic (PHA/PLA) laminate at previously unattained levels of spatial resolution of a few hundred nm, Using O-PTIR coupled with Raman (IR+Raman), new insights at the interfacial boundary of PHA and PLA are reveal. Previously thought to be immiscible, using 2-D Correlation Spectroscopy (2DCOS) data analysis, a surprising degree of polymer mixing together with decreased crystallinity at the interface is revealed, thus potentially explaining the high compatibility of this two bioplastics.
In conjunction with Dr Curtis Marcott, who will introduce the breakthrough technique of O-PTIR and through discussion of a range of polymer application examples, will illustrate the advantages of O-PTIR.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Bioplastics characterization – Polymer applications using sub-micron simultaneous IR+Raman spectroscopy

Presenters:
Dr. Isao Noda
Chief Science Officer and Senior VP of Innovation at Danimer Scientific
Affiliated Professor at Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware

Dr. Curtis Marcott
Senior Partner at Light Light Solutions
Danimer Scientific, Athens, Georgia
Deptartment of Materials, University of Delaware

Dr. Isao Noda and co-workers explore the spatial chemical distributions at the interface of a bioplastic (PHA/PLA) laminate at previously unattained levels of spatial resolution of a few hundred nm, Using O-PTIR coupled with Raman (IR+Raman), new insights at the interfacial boundary of PHA and PLA are reveal. Previously thought to be immiscible, using 2-D Correlation Spectroscopy (2DCOS) data analysis, a surprising degree of polymer mixing together with decreased crystallinity at the interface is revealed, thus potentially explaining the high compatibility of this two bioplastics.
In conjunction with Dr Curtis Marcott, who will introduce the breakthrough technique of O-PTIR and through discussion of a range of polymer application examples, will illustrate the advantages of O-PTIR.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Amyloid aggregates in neurons – Life science applications using submicron simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy
(Publication chosen for cover of Advanced Science, Mar 18, 2020)

Presenters:
Dr. Oxana Klementieva
Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
Medical Microspectroscopy research group Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Dr Oxana Klementieva and co-workers identifying amyloid-beta aggregates directly in neurons (neurites an dendritic spines) at the subcellular (submicron) level using Optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) imaging (mIRage submicron Infrared Microscope). They provided a glimpse of what might occur at earlier stages of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology showing that in neurons, amyloid aggregates can have structural polymorphism, which may trigger various mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease progression.
In conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC we are proud to present this cutting edge webinar.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Amyloid aggregates in neurons – Life science applications using submicron simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy

(Publication chosen for cover of Advanced Science, Mar 18, 2020)

Presenters:
Dr. Oxana Klementieva
Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
Medical Microspectroscopy research group Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Dr Oxana Klementieva and co-workers identifying amyloid-beta aggregates directly in neurons (neurites an dendritic spines) at the subcellular (submicron) level using Optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) imaging (mIRage submicron Infrared Microscope). They provided a glimpse of what might occur at earlier stages of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology showing that in neurons, amyloid aggregates can have structural polymorphism, which may trigger various mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease progression.
In conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC we are proud to present this cutting edge webinar.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Life science applications using novel submicron simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy – A new paradigm in vibrational spectroscopy

Presenters:
Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng 
Moustakas Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics, Professor of ECE, BME, Chemistry & Physics, Boston University Photonics Center
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng of Boston University Photonics Center, author of over 230 peer-reviewed papers, co-inventor of CARS microscopy and pioneer in the field of O-PTIR applied to life science systems, in conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC are proud to present this webinar.

This webinar will cover the invention, various strategies of instrumentation, broad applications and commercialization of far-field Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) microscopy, presenting both scanning-based and wide-field approaches with various life science applications. Integration with Raman spectroscopy will also be highlighted.

Learn how now, for the first-time live cells can be measured in water, with submicron spatial resolution, with IR spectral information, allowing for cellular metabolism and drug uptake studies for example.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Life science applications using novel submicron simultaneous IR and Raman microscopy – A new paradigm in vibrational spectroscopy

Presenters:
Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng 
Moustakas Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics, Professor of ECE, BME, Chemistry & Physics, Boston University Photonics Center
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz
Director of Product Management, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Professor Ji-Xin Cheng of Boston University Photonics Center, author of over 230 peer-reviewed papers, co-inventor of CARS microscopy and pioneer in the field of O-PTIR applied to life science systems, in conjunction with Dr Mustafa Kansiz, Director of Product Management at PSC are proud to present this webinar.

This webinar will cover the invention, various strategies of instrumentation, broad applications and commercialization of far-field Optical Photothermal IR (O-PTIR) microscopy, presenting both scanning-based and wide-field approaches with various life science applications. Integration with Raman spectroscopy will also be highlighted.

Learn how now, for the first-time live cells can be measured in water, with submicron spatial resolution, with IR spectral information, allowing for cellular metabolism and drug uptake studies for example.

The webinar will be recorded for later on-demand viewing with opportunities to ask questions during and after the webinar.

Simultaneous IR+Raman and database searching for more confident unknown ID

Speakers:
Dr. Curtis Marcott, Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Gregory Banik, General Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Join us for a webinar that discusses a unique approach for complementary and confirmatory analysis using an Optical Photothermal infrared (O-PTIR) technology (mIRage+R Infrared and Raman microscope) for simultaneous measurement of IR and Raman spectra and software (BioRad, KnowItAll) for simultaneous, multi-technique searching of IR and Raman spectral databases.

This new approach dramatically improves the identification accuracy of results compared to single technique measurement and database searching.

Simultaneous IR+Raman and database searching for more confident unknown ID

Speakers:
Dr. Curtis Marcott, Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Gregory Banik, General Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Join us for a webinar that discusses a unique approach for complementary and confirmatory analysis using an Optical Photothermal infrared (O-PTIR) technology (mIRage+R Infrared and Raman microscope) for simultaneous measurement of IR and Raman spectra and software (BioRad, KnowItAll) for simultaneous, multi-technique searching of IR and Raman spectral databases.

This new approach dramatically improves the identification accuracy of results compared to single technique measurement and database searching.

Identifying organic contaminants with breakthrough submicron IR and simultaneous Raman microscopy

Presenters:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Dr. Dennis WallsDupont

Successfully identifying contaminants is a critical step in ensuring that both product quality and yield are maintained during failure analysis. With ever stricter control standards and the shrinking size of high-tech products, confidently identifying smaller contaminants is becoming increasingly important. While high spatial resolution techniques exist for elemental and inorganic analysis, identification of organic contamination at the micron and submicron scale has been challenging.

Identifying organic contaminants with breakthrough submicron IR and simultaneous Raman microscopy

Presenters:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Dr. Dennis WallsDupont

Successfully identifying contaminants is a critical step in ensuring that both product quality and yield are maintained during failure analysis. With ever stricter control standards and the shrinking size of high-tech products, confidently identifying smaller contaminants is becoming increasingly important. While high spatial resolution techniques exist for elemental and inorganic analysis, identification of organic contamination at the micron and submicron scale has been challenging.

Simultaneous submicron IR and Raman microscopy – A World first

Presenter:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz 
Director of Product Management
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

O-PTIR surpasses accepted limitations of IR microscopy, ushering in a new era of analytical capabilities and problem solving. Coupled with simultaneous Raman microscopy, IR+Raman is now finally possible! This webinar will discuss O-PTIR and its major benefits across a range of application areas, including defect and failure analysis, polymers, materials, life science, pharmaceuticals and forensics.

Simultaneous submicron IR and Raman microscopy – A World first

Presenter:
Dr. Mustafa Kansiz 
Director of Product Management
Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

O-PTIR surpasses accepted limitations of IR microscopy, ushering in a new era of analytical capabilities and problem solving. Coupled with simultaneous Raman microscopy, IR+Raman is now finally possible! This webinar will discuss O-PTIR and its major benefits across a range of application areas, including defect and failure analysis, polymers, materials, life science, pharmaceuticals and forensics.

O-PTIR: Solving two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy

Achieving sub-micron IR spectroscopy using a non-contact optical technique

Presenters:
Dr. Curtis Marcott,
 Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Craig Prater, CTO, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy are poor spatial resolution, and sample preparation requirements to avoid traditional ATR contact-related limitations. Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp is overcoming both of these limitations with a breakthrough technology based on optical photothermal IR spectroscopy (O-PTIR). This webinar discusses O-PTIR and its major benefits in the field of IR spectroscopy, including:

  • Sub-micron spatial resolution
  • Transmission FTIR quality spectra in reflection mode on thick samples
  • Non-contact optical technique with none of the limitations of ATR
  • Spatial resolution and sample preparation advantages found in Raman technology, with IR sensitivity
  • Works on any sample prepared for IR or Raman spectroscopy
O-PTIR: Solving two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy

Achieving sub-micron IR spectroscopy using a non-contact optical technique

Presenters:
Dr. Curtis Marcott,
 Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Craig Prater, CTO, Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp
Two of the biggest problems in IR spectroscopy are poor spatial resolution, and sample preparation requirements to avoid traditional ATR contact-related limitations. Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp is overcoming both of these limitations with a breakthrough technology based on optical photothermal IR spectroscopy (O-PTIR). This webinar discusses O-PTIR and its major benefits in the field of IR spectroscopy, including:

  • Sub-micron spatial resolution
  • Transmission FTIR quality spectra in reflection mode on thick samples
  • Non-contact optical technique with none of the limitations of ATR
  • Spatial resolution and sample preparation advantages found in Raman technology, with IR sensitivity
  • Works on any sample prepared for IR or Raman spectroscopy