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Combining two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy with atomic force microscopy

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is coupled with time-domain two-dimensional infrared (2DIR) spectroscopy to develop AFM-2DIR nanospectroscopy, which combines the spatial precision of AFM with the rich spectroscopic information provided by 2DIR spectroscopy. Application of this method reveals the anharmonicity of a carbonyl vibrational mode and the possible energy transfer pathways of hyperbolic phonon polaritons in isotope-rich hexagonal boron nitride.

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Fig. 1: Experimental setup for AFM-2DIR spectroscopy and application to a carbonyl vibrational mode.


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This is a summary of: Xie, Q. et al. Atomic-force-microscopy-based time-domain two-dimensional infrared nanospectroscopy. Nat. Nanotechnol. (2024).

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