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What Nanosurf customers are saying

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. Wesley C. Sanders

Dr. Wesley C. Sanders

For several years we have used the Easyscan 2 and the NaioAFM to provide AFM training, for student research projects and demonstrations. These AFMs have provided us with years of exceptional use. They have allowed students to acquire complex skill sets associated with AFM imag...

Prof. Tahar Touam

Prof. Tahar Touam

I purchased my first Nanosurf Flex-Axiom AFM system when I was at Annaba University (Algeria) in 2015 and was very satisfied with its capabilities. After taking a new position at the Research Unit in Optics and Photonics of the Centre for Development of Advanced Technologies ( ...

Dr. Philipp Merkelbach

Dr. Philipp Merkelbach

We contacted Nanosurf with a problem and they showed us the solution: we needed to measure samples on an existing inverted optical microscope as well as by AFM. Nanosurf solved the issue by designing a shuttle stage with a repositioning accuracy of better than...

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...

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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.