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Dr. Katerina Kanevche


Department of Physics

Institute of Experimental Physics

Experimental Molecular Biophysics

PhD Candidate

Arnimallee 14
Room 1.2.50
14195 Berlin

Hi, I am Katerina Kanevche and my research topics of interest are near-field IR microscopy (SNIM) and nano-FTIR spectroscopy. The SNIM setup, equipped with an AFM and quantum cascade laser, is capable of recording topography as well as images of the scattered near-field amplitude and phase, thus revealing the local IR response of the specimen.

Nano-FTIR offers the possibility to collect spectra at the molecular level by incorporating a broadband laser source in the SNIM setup. Ultimately these super resolution techniques will be implemented for chemical imaging and nano-spectroscopy of solid-supported membrane proteins.