HORIBA Scientific Now Offers New Silver TERS Probes
Product News Jul 14, 2016
HORIBA Scientific has announced they are offering new Silver TERS probes to maximize nanoRaman TERS systems. These probes join our other TERS probes, which include gold-coated AFM-TERS tips and gold STM-TERS tips. The TERS probes enable all modes of TERS operation: Top, side and bottom optical access. Made of bulk noble metal (STM tips), or with a multilayer coating on AFM tips, the TERS probes are delivered in a protective package to maximize shelf-life.
Used in conjunction with HORIBA’s nanoRaman systems, the Omni™ TERS probes are guaranteed to produce Raman signal enhancement at 633/638 nm on a reliable test sample. The combination of HORIBA's nanoRaman system with our new Silver Omni TERS probes provides the highest enhancement TERS solution, down to 10 nm resolution and below.
Tests have shown that the probes can reach >40 times improved contrast (tip down, near-field Raman), versus tip up (far-field Raman), leading to an enhancement factor (EF) up to 106 with the OMNI Silver TERS probes. We have been able to prove in out-of-lab environments that our AFM solution lessens acquisition time, while still offering the highest resolution.
Our service team assists and supports the installation and start-up phase of an AFM Raman system on site, to ensure efficient operation of the TERS nanoRaman system. HORIBA’s service technician fine tunes the instrument, provides detailed product training, and gives a complete step-by-step procedure to obtain optimal TERS imaging.