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Raman/AFM-Raman/TERS Workshop

The NUANCE Center hosted a Raman/AFM-Raman/TERS Workshop in collaboration with HORIBA Scientific and AIST-NT on Thursday, September 27.

Nine speakers—five Northwestern scientists and four representatives from HORIBA Scientific and AIST-NT— discussed the various applications of Raman imaging technology and AFM-Raman/TERS systems to a room filled to capacity.

Dr. Gajendra Shekhawat

Dr. Gajendra Shekhawat, Facility Manager of SPID, welcomes the workshop attendees.

Vinayak Dravid

Opening remarks by NUANCE Director Vinayak Dravid.

Richard van Duyne

Professor Richard Van Duyne, "Nanoscale Chemical Imaging and Single Molecule Spectroscopy." ABSTRACT

Marc Chaigneau

Dr. Marc Chaigneau (HORIBA Scientific), "High‐speed Tip‐Enhanced Raman Imaging." ABSTRACT

Marc Hersam

Professor Mark Hersam, "Chemically Functionalized Two‐Dimensional Nanoelectronic Heterostructures." ABSTRACT


David Tuschel (HORIBA Scientific), "Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging of Low Energy Phonons in 2D Crystals." ABSTRACT


Dr. Andrey Krayev (AIST-NT), "TERS characterization of 2D materials from graphene to TMDCs." ABSTRACT


After lunch, a series of instrument demonstrations took place with the XploRA Nano System, a compact and affordable but powerful and fully automated TERS imaging system. The day concluded with a reception.

The event was Co-sponsored by the SHyNE Resource and NU-MRSCEC