Education & Entry Level

Hands-on AFM education plays a crucial role in shaping the next generation of scientists, engineers, and researchers. The goal is to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in their respective fields. University labs and classrooms must bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world application, preparing students for professional careers in science, technology, and industry.

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Educational Value

In these kinds of settings, the selection of instruments and tools is guided by their educational value and relevance to the curriculum. AFMs are commonly used to demonstrate complex scientific concepts in a tangible way. These instruments are chosen not only for their ability to provide accurate and detailed data but also for their capacity to enhance students' understanding of key principles in their field of study.


User-friendliness and accessibility are highly important in university educational settings. Instruments that are straightforward to operate and understand are preferred, as they allow students to focus on learning the underlying scientific concepts rather than struggling with complex operation procedures. This approach ensures that students can effectively use these tools to complement their theoretical knowledge with practical skills.


Cost Effectiveness

Cost-effectiveness is also a significant factor in universities. Budget constraints often necessitate a careful balance between functionality and affordability. Instruments that offer the best educational value within budgetary limits are typically chosen to maximize the learning experience while ensuring financial sustainability.


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The NaioAFM is the ideal atomic force microscope for nanoeducation and basic research on small samples. This all-in-one AFM system provides solid performance and easy handling, with a price tag and footprint that fit anyone and any place.

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The NaioSTM is a scanning tunneling microscope that brings together scan head and controller in a single instrument for even simpler installation, maximized ease of use, and straightforward transportability. The setup is robust against vibrations and can be used to achieve atomic resolution on HOPG in standard classroom situations. With its 204 × 204 mm footprint it hardly takes up any workbench space.

  • Excellent stability
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