Nanosurf Easyscan 2 AFM & STM

In 1997 the first Nanosurf Easyscan STM was launched, a milestone that would pave the way for Nanosurf to enter the Nanotechnology Education market. 3 years later, in the year 2000, the Easyscan AFM was introduced.

The concept of these instruments was highly innovative at the time, and could not be found anywhere else. Basically it brought the size of an AFM or STM down to fit on a coffee table - where other instruments required large amounts of space. It was also very easy (and safe) to use, a fact that led to this series of instruments being instantly adopted by the teaching community as the go-to brand name for educational scanning probe microscopes.

From Easyscan to Naio

By 2005 Nanosurf had sold 500 Easyscan STMs and the Easyscan 2 series was introduced. In 2012 the NaioAFM and NaioSTM were launched, instruments based on the same concept and similar design, but with various improvements, e.g. the integrated controller and isolation table, making them true all-in-one systems. In 2014 the Easyscan series was discontinued - but it lives on in the Naio instrument family.

Nanosurf Easyscan 2 AFM and NaioAFM
Left: Easyscan 2 AFM without controller. Right: NaioAFM with integrated controller on granite passive isolation table.

Easyscan support and successors

Nanosurf is still offering limited support for the Easyscan 2 product lines, and there are also occasional software updates.

If today you are looking for a compact, easy-to-use, and all-in-one atomic force microscope or scanning tunneling microscope, you will find what you need in our Naio product line: