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  • Webinar: Choosing between scanning probe and scanning electron microscopy

    Webinar: Choosing between scanning probe and scanning electron microscopy

    Choosing between scanning probe and scanning electron microscopies Speaker: Dr. Dalia Yablon This webinar will discuss three of the most popular high-resolution microscopy-based methods that provide nanoscale...

  • Nanosurf webinars and live demonstrations

    Nanosurf webinars and live demonstrations

    Nanosurf regularly holds webinars on topics of interest to our industry as well as live demonstrations of Nanosurf AFMs. All these events are free of charge and open to everyone. We hope to be able to provide you with a...

  • End of 2020 special offers

    End of 2020 special offers

    End of year special offer We are offering a special end-of-year promotion on CoreAFM. All purchases of CoreAFM before the end of the year will be eligible to receive two advanced modes of your choice, worth about...

  • Evaluation of electrical and magnetic signals in heat resistant alloys

    Evaluation of electrical and magnetic signals in heat resistant alloys

    A team of materials science researchers led by G.R. Pereira at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil used KPFM and MFM to evaluate heat resistant steel alloys as a function of aging. The various steel sampl...

  • Two webinars coming up in July

    Two webinars coming up in July

    Nanosurf's sales partner Quantum Design Italy is hosting two webinars in July, featuring one of the top experts in the field, our application and service scientist Dr. Christian Bippes. Check out the webinars below, and...

  • Dominik Ziegler joins Nanosurf as the Chief Technology Officer

    Dominik Ziegler joins Nanosurf as the Chief Technology Officer

    Nanosurf is proud to announce the addition of Dominik Ziegler to our development and management teams at our headquarters in Switzerland. As CTO he will be responsible for all research and product development activities...

AFM Theory: Learn how AFM works and all about AFM modes

Due to its flexibility, the atomic force microscope has become a common tool for material characterization alongside optical and electron microscopy, achieving resolutions down to the nanometer scale and beyond. The AFM can operate in environments from ultra-high vacuum to fluids, and therefore cuts across all disciplines from physics and chemistry to biology and materials science. This article describes the operating principle and most common measurement modes of atomic force microscopy, and some of the many properties that can be measured with AFM on the nanoscale.