Leader: Raul de Oliveira Freitas
Number: +55 19 3517 5060
The IMBUIA Group is responsible for the project of the IMBUIA Beamline in the new synchrotron light source of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), Sirius. This beamline will be dedicated to experiments in micro and nano-infrared spectroscopy in the medium IR range. These experiments allow for compositional analysis of virtually any material and are essential for the research in new materials, with emphasis on biological and synthetic organic materials.
The IMBUIA Group is also responsible for managing and operating the IR1 Beamline dedicated to Infrared Nanospectroscopy in the current UVX synchrotron light source of the LNLS. The team of researchers and technicians is responsible for assembling the instrumentation necessary for performing the experiments. They are responsible for advising users in the operation of the equipment, collection of data and processing of the data obtained in the IR1 beamline. Among the routine activities of the group are also the development of new instrumentation for opto-mechanics, beam diagnostics, development of new detection schemes in near-field optics, beamline optics simulation and development of software for data processing.
Imbuia (Infrared Micro and Nanospectroscopy Beamline) is a beamline dedicated to experiments in micro and nano-infrared spectroscopy in the medium IR range. These experiments allow for compositional analysis of virtually any material and are essential for the research in new materials, with emphasis on biological and synthetic organic materials.
The IR1 beamline is an endstation dedicated to infrared nanospectroscopy (nano-FTIR) in the range of mid-IR. Its main purpose is the analysis of chemical-optical properties of condensed matter in the nanoscale. In similar fashion to established infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), the nano-FTIR allows for identification and characterization of a chemical compound by means of its vibrational response, however, with nanoscale spatial resolution. Moreover, nano-FTIR is a technique based on near-field optics and, therefore, can be applied to the optical analysis in the sub-diffractional regime of plasmonic and photonic materials.