Booth 47 - Molecular Vista

Molecular Vista provides a tool for nanochemical spatial mapping – routinely, and on a wide variety of system archetypes. VistaScope provides a flexible hybrid atomic force microscopy (AFM) and optical spectroscopy platform for studying material & biological systems with chemical specificity at the nanometer scale, through the patented photo-induced force microscopy (PiFM) where the photo-induced polarization of the sample is measured directly in the near-field by detecting the time-integrated force between the tip and the sample. Imaging infrared wavelengths specific to different chemical entities, PiFM can resolve the nanometer-scale distribution of each chemical species in diverse multi-phase and multi-component systems, thereby revealing an unprecedented and spectacular molecular vista to the researcher. MVI was founded by Drs. Sung Park and Kumar Wickramasinghe.