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Proprietary High-Contrast Probe Tips on Innova-Iris AFM Enable First Complete Commercial TERS Solution

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Proprietary High-Contrast Probe Tips on Innova-IRIS AFM Enable First Complete Commercial TERS Solution

April 2013

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The single biggest issue preventing further adoption of the powerful Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS) technique is the lack of available high-performance probes. With the release of the new IRIS TERS Probes , Bruker has removed this roadblock to making TERS more widely available to researchers, and has taken a major step in addressing the unmet need for nanochemical indentification instrumentation solutions. 

Combined with Bruker's Innova-IRIS system and third-party research Raman systems, the new IRIS TERS probe tips provide users a complete path to non-destructive, label-free chemical detection at the nanoscale. As sharp, solid-metal cones, IRIS TERS Probes are designed to deliver the highest Raman enhancement, which translates to highest sensitivity and spatial resolution. 


IRIS TERS Probes are fully compatible with the Innova-IRIS systems. All existing Innova-IRIS systems only require a new cartridge to start using them immediately, and any existing Innova®can be upgraded to an Innova-IRIS AFM-Raman system. Utilized on the Innova-IRIS, the IRIS TERS Probes enable TERS on opaque samples using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) feedback. Being made of solid gold, the IRIS TERS Probes are optimized for highest TERS enhancement at red and near-infrared Raman excitation wavelengths. They retain their high enhancement over a long shelf life, thus guaranteeing highest TERS sensitivity and spatial resolution. Together with the Innova-IRIS system, the IRIS TERS Probes provide a complete, high-performance commercial TERS solution, removing the need for TERS researchers to be their own TERS tip fabrication experts. 

Download App Note: AFM and Raman Spectroscopy – Correleated Imaging and TERS. For product information or questions, contact Bruker at
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