Spatially Resolved Chemistry through Infrared Microscopy
- Microscopy lets us see structure and morphology in high resolution, but cannot tell us about underlying chemistry.
- Infrared Spectroscopy can identify chemical species using their unique vibrational signatures. This allows for label-free identification of proteins, lipids, and much more through their characteristic vibrations.
- Combining Infrared Spectroscopy with microscopy lets us visualize the chemistry and how it varies spatially, which is at the heart of how biological and functional materials work.