Overview of Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Sensing Research Theme

Microscopy and laser spectroscopy uses sensing technologies to acquire information that facilitates greater understanding of mechanisms and structures. In turn, this aids finding optimal solutions to a very broad range of technical and scientific challenges that involve sensing and chemical analysis. Advances in lasers, detectors and associated analytical tools result in improvements to spectroscopic techniques.

NB-Photonics is involved in a number of activities related to improvements in microscopy, spectroscopy and sensing.

One of the associated tools is a dedicated SEM-CL-EDX setup for the spatially resolved analysis of inorganic, luminescent materials. The combination of cathodoluminescence (CL) spectroscopy with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) allows a detailed study of luminescent materials at the sub-micron level. Correlating the chemical composition (by means of EDX mapping) with the spectral analysis of the CL emission is extremely informative, especially when coupled with lifetime and thermal quenching analysis.

Technology Platform Links

Microscopy, spectroscopy and sensing uses multiple technology platforms. Among these technology platforms are Luminescent materialsQuantum Dots, Photonic integration and silicon photonics, and Biophotonics.

Application Links

Advances in microscopy, spectroscopy and sensing brings significant benefits to sensors, medical, and biotechnology areas.

NB-Photonics member expertise

Detailed information on the listed experts can be found on the who we are page.

Filip Beunis
Kevin Braeckmans
Edouard Brainis
Peter Dubrel
Dirk Poelman
Andre Skirtach
Philippe Smet