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What Nanosurf customers are saying

Dr. Paul S. Keatley

Dr. Paul S. Keatley

The unique combination of compact design, optical access, and intuitive operation of the LensAFM made it the perfect platform for our instrument development. We believe that much of the success of our project has been achieved through the excellent communicatio...

Dr. Mustapha Mabrouki

Dr. Mustapha Mabrouki

I bought the first FlexAFM ever sold in Morocco. We chose this instrument as it best fulfils our research requirements at great value for money. During the initial phase, we much appreciated the competence of Nanosurf’s technical sales team and the friendly relationship that d...

Prof. Tomaso Zambelli

Prof. Tomaso Zambelli

At the Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics (ETH Zurich) we have been using the Nanosurf’s Flex-FPM system since the very early days of FluidFM®. Together with Cytosurge, SmartTip and Nanosurf we developed this technology establishing several applications from cell adhe...

Prof. Dr. Nancy Burnham

Prof. Dr. Nancy Burnham

The NaioAFM allows new users to acquire meaningful AFM images and data in as little as two hours. In the context of a highly time-constrained course, when perhaps only a total of twelve lab hours are planned, this efficiency is a significant advantage over many other atomic fo...

Dr. Joshua McGraw

Dr. Joshua McGraw

In my lab at ESPCI, we study the interfacial dynamics of soft materials. Usually, a polymeric material makes up either the surrounding fluid or a surface layer and a colloid can be used as a tracer or model object interacting with the surface. As such, AFM in general, and coll...

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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.