Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM) with the Nanosurf FlexAFM

With the development of the FlexAFM, Nanosurf offers a platform with increased flexibility for researchers that require advanced imaging modes, while still maintaining Nanosurf's trademark ease of use.

Experiments that were not possible with the previous Easyscan systems are now routine with the FlexAFM. Being able to accommodate a much greater selection of specialty cantilevers while providing easy access to system inputs and outputs is one of the many advantages that the FlexAFM offers. This advantage is demonstrated with the integration of Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM) imaging and local thermal analysis capabilities that are offered by Anasys Instruments.

Imaging of a carbon fiber and epoxy sample.
(Left) Topography image. Z-range corresponds to 1.4 µm. (Right) SThM image. Z-range corresponds to 600 mV. The XY-range of both images corresponds to 80 µm × 90 µm.
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