Dimension Edge™ incorporates Bruker's PeakForce Tapping® technology to provide the highest levels of atomic force microscope (AFM) performance, functionality, and accessibility in its class. Based on the Dimension Icon platform, the Edge system has been designed from top to bottom to deliver the low drift and low noise necessary to achieve publication-ready data in minutes instead of hours, all at price points well below expectations for such performance. Integrated visual feedback and preconfigured settings enable expert-level results simply and consistently, making the most advanced large-sample AFM capabilities and techniques available to every facility and user.
At the heart of this system’s capabilities is Bruker’s renowned closed-loop scanner. Incorporating temperature-compensating position sensors and driven by modular, low-noise control electronics, this tip-scanning component reduces closed-loop positioning noise levels to the length scale of a single chemical bond.
The Dimension Edge sample stage is not only motorized and programmable for efficient multi-site measurements, but it also lets you fit more types of samples directly under the AFM scanner with less preparation time. The physically open access to the probe-sample junction enables more direct investigation of geometrically challenging device structures, as well as the attachment of electrical connections or other custom experiment accessories.
Edge uses "intelligent" algorithms to automatically and continuously monitor image quality and make the appropriate parameter adjustments. This frees researchers from the complex and tedious task of adjusting setpoints, feedback gains, and scan rates, making imaging as easy as simply selecting a scan area and scan size for almost any sample, in air or fluid.
With an unrivalled suite of imaging modes available, Bruker has an AFM technique for every investigation.
Built on the backbone of core imaging modes—Contact Mode and Tapping Mode—Bruker offers AFM modes that allow users to probe their samples’ electrical, magnetic, or materials properties. Bruker’s innovative new PeakForce Tapping technology represents a new core imaging paradigm that has been incorporated into several modes, providing topographic, electrical, and mechanical properties data in parallel.