SMIS beamline ( Spectroscopy and Microscopy in the Infrared using Synchrotron), is dedicated to micro-spectroscopy and imaging. It covers a large frequency domain ( between 1 to 100 microns wavelength).
This spectromicroscopy beamline aims to deliver high brilliance infrared radiation in the 2.5-100 microns spectral range. The synchrotron beam is split to operate two systems working in parallel. The beamline is dedicated to microscopic analysis with 3 infrared microscopes, coupled to FTIR spectrometers, are used to study microns-size samples for a large variety of applications ( biology, biomedical, soft matter, earth and environmental science, cultural heritage, astrophysics and high pressure science) .
Home-built horizontal microscope, with large working distance, allows to study at very high pressure ( > 200 Gpa), at low temperature ( LHe temperature) to high temeparature ( 800K)
A complementary Raman microscope equipped with three laser colors is available on demand for users.
Surface science studies in the far infrared are a recent development at the beamline using a dedicated UHV chamber.