HORIBA Scientific

Opens external link in new windowHORIBA Scientific, part of HORIBA FRANCE SAS, headquartered in France, provides an extensive array of instruments and solutions for applications across a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. HORIBA Scientific is a world leader in OEM Spectroscopy, elemental analysis, fluorescence (including the PTI brand), forensics, GDS, ICP, particle characterization, Raman, spectroscopic ellipsometry, sulphur-in-oil, water quality, SPRi and XRF. Our instruments are found in universities and industries around the world. Proven quality and trusted performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand. Building on a long tradition of pursuing innovative technology to advance scientific efforts, we have acquired renowned companies such as Société Générale d’Optique (1969), SPEX (1988), Dilor (1995), SOFIE (1996), Jobin Yvon (1997), IBH (2003), GenOptics (2009), and Photon Technology International (2014). The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies, part of HORIBA, Ltd. headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements.

HORIBA will be involved in the Hymet project mainly with two characterization techniques: PP-TOFMS and TERS.

Opens external link in new windowPP-TOFMS (plasma profiling time of flight mass spectrometry) has been developed under an EU project and demonstrated as a potentially high throughput method for the characterisation of a variety of multilayered materials. The technique couples a glow discharge plasma with an orthogonal time of flight mass spectrometer (oTOFMS). The plasma ensures both erosion of the material and ionization of the sputtered species. Ions are detected by the oTOFMS. PP-TOFMS achieves fast depth profiling (several tens of nanometers per second) of inorganic structures with high resolution (down to few nanometers).

Contact person : Opens window for sending emailAgnès Tempez


Opens external link in new windowTERS (Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) performed with an AFM/Raman platform brings Raman spectroscopy into nanoscale resolution imaging. TERS is therefore a super-resolution chemical imaging technique. The key in TERS is a properly enhancing probe. HORIBA Scientific has developed unique high enhancement TERS probes (Opens external link in new windowOMNI™ TERS probes) that will be used to analyse Hymet samples such as nanostructured materials and ultrathin 2D materials.

Contact person : Opens window for sending emailMarc Chaigneau