IMA™ Hyperspectral Microscope from Photon etc

IMA™ is a fast and all-in-one customizable hyperspectral microscope ideal for complex material and biological analysis through diffuse reflectance, transmittance, photoluminescence, electroluminescence and fluorescence global mapping.

Dedicated to life sciences, IMA FLUORESCENCETM is an all-in-one hyperspectral fluorescence microscope perfect for studying the properties of organic and inorganic substances.

Key Features:

  • Fast global mapping (non-scanning)
  • High spatial and spectral resolution
  • Complete system (source, microscope, camera, filter, software)
  • Non-destructive analysis
  • Customization available
  • Sensitive from 400 to 1200 nm in the visible and from 900 nm up to 1700 nm in the SWIR range

IMA™ OPENS THE DOOR TO;

  • Perform complex material analyses like solar cell characterization and semiconductor quality control (e.g.: perovskite, GaAs, SiC, CIS, CIGS, etc.).
  • Study IR markers in complex environments including live cells and tissue. Take for instance the spectral heterogeneity of IR fluorophores emitting in the second biological window.
  • Retrieve dark-field images and obtain a contrast of transparent and unstained samples such as polymers, crystals or live cells.

Applications:

  • NANOPARTICLES IN CANCER CELLS

Photon etc.’s hyperspectral imager, IMATM, can be equipped with a highly efficient dark field condenser and generate high contrast images of biological samples like human breast cancer cells.

  • PHOTOVOLTAIC

A new characterization method based on hyperspectral imaging recording spectrally resolved images allows the cartography of electroluminescence and photoluminescence. From the data acquired spatial variations of cell properties such as open circuit voltage and transport mechanisms were identified and characterized.

  • THIN FILMS

Magneto-optical (MO) effects are ideal for providing in-situ mesurements of the magnetization characteristics of thin-films, at different wavelengths as well as different temperatures and even within a limited or hard to reach area.

  • DEFECTS ON SiC

IMATM, Photon etc. hyperspectral imager, is specifically designed to study electroluminescent materials and can be used to acquire spectral and spatial information of the defects simultaneously.

  • MULTIPLEXING OF 17 SWCNTs

IMA™ can identify and map the distribution of 17 different species (chiralities) of carbon nanotubes. With IR hyperspectral microscopy, it is possible to separate these species, with single SWNT spatial resolution, on surfaces, in live cells (in vivo) and in vitro.

  • OPTICAL CHEMOSENSOR

IMA™ provided rapid quantitative fluorescence imaging from DNA polyfluorophores. Those polyfluorophores  were used as optical chemosensors for the detection of complex mixtures of hydrocarbons in contaminated soil.