Combined Spectroscopy and Microscopy for Materials Science

Newly released fiber coupling sample holder. With this device, the modular, time-resolved and steady state spectrometer “FluoTime 300” can be combined with a microscope such as the “MicroTime 100”. These kind of set-up allows users to easily record time-, space-,0 and spectrally resolved luminescence spectra from any sample mounted in the microscope.

Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy is a highly valuable tool for investigating excited state dynamics in molecules, complexes, or semi-conductors. Expanding the capabilities of a spectrometer with a microscope’s ability to probe and scan small areas provides exciting opportunities for investigating the spatial dependence of luminescence behavior in a large variety of samples. Such a combination allows localizing and characterizing structural defects in semi-conductor materials such as Copper Indium Gallium (di)Selenide (CIGS) used in solar cell research.

This type of instrument combination is of great value for analytical facilities in research centers, as it offers an expanded range of possible spectroscopic and microscopic applications in a single, easy to use set-up. When equipped with double monochromators, hybrid detectors, versatile TCSPC cards with optional longer time ranges, and pulsed lasers capable of working in burst mode, the set-up offers a combined solution covering most of the demands of either high time, spectral, or spatial resolution in the fields of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, as well as in Life, Material, or Environmental Sciences.

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