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What Nanosurf customers are saying

Dr. C. Hille & Dr. P. Roder

Dr. C. Hille & Dr. P. Roder

We highly value Nanosurf's contribution in establishing the FluidFM technology in our lab, as well as their exceptional FluidFM know-how and continued support. Laser-based fluorescence microscopy is one of the key techniques we apply for unravelling intracellular signalling pa...

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...

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...

Dr. Nitya Nand Gosvami

Dr. Nitya Nand Gosvami

We have been using the FlexAFM system for the last couple of years. The ease of use and its robustness helped us publish a number of articles in high impact journals. I'm very pleased with the performance of your AFM system and would highly recommend your systems for other cus...

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.