Nanosurf AFMs are used for applications ranging from material characterizations to biological samples like live cells. On this page you can browse the gallery of all our published atomic force microscopy images. All AFM images in this gallery were measured with a Nanosurf AFM. Click through to read more about each application. For a more in-depth search of applications by topic, visit the applications page.
Scanning Tunneling Microscope Images
Scanning tunneling microscopy makes it possible to see individual atoms. Since STM is based on quantum tunneling, where a voltage difference (bias) is applied between the tip and the sample surface, it only is applicable to metal surfaces or other conducting materials. View this gallery of STM images for examples of different surfaces at atomic resolution (single atoms are discernible).