PeakForce QNM allows bio-researchers, for the first time, to correlate submolecular AFM imaging with quantitative mapping of mechanical, chemical and biological interactions, including recognition imaging through the adhesion channel, with high resolution and low force control.
Additionally, it provides simultaneous, high-resolution imaging and mechanical property mapping of live cells,viruses and tissues. This opens up new areas of investigation into the role of mechanics in biological structures and processes. PeakForce QNM overcomes the numerous limitations of other modes for cell imaging, acquiring images at regular AFM imaging rates. Furthermore, its force-ramp rates uniquely enable visco-elastic property measurements over the widest available frequency range.