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As atomic force microscopy enters its fourth decade as a primary technique for enabling advanced materials research, its high-resolution data has been used to drive discovery across a nearly countless array of disciplines and applications. Bruker has been leading the expansion of AFM capabilities since the introduction of the first commercial system in the 1980s. As the technology has matured, AFM has given scientists the opportunity to characterize features on ever more complex samples, and not only in topography. Our committment to helping you do more, and do it more easily, has kept Bruker AFMs at the very cutting-edge of instrumentation innovation. For example, Bruker AFMs, powered exclusively by PeakForce Tapping® technology, are helping researchers advance new nanomechanical, nanoelectrical, and nanoelectrochemical research, on the order of three peer-reviewed published articles per day.

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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.

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Article Year Article Title Authors AFM System Mode Research Area
2022 Implementation of an Experimental Setup to Qualitatively Detect Hydrogen Permeation Along Grain Boundaries in Nickel Using Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy Under Varying Atmospheres Gruenewald, P.; Hautz, N.; Motz, C. Icon PeakForce KPFM Fuel Cell, Nanoelectrical
2019 Nanoscale DMA With the Atomic Force Microscope: A New Method for Measuring Viscoelastic Properties of Nanostructured Polymer Materials Pittenger, B.; Osechinskiy, S.; (…); Mueller, T. Icon AFM-nDMA Polymers, Nanomechanical
2021 Investigating the Relationship Between the Mechanical Properties of Plasma Polymer-Like Thin Films and Their Glass Transition Temperature Vinx, N.; Damnan, P.; (…); Thiry, D. Icon AFM-nDMA, PeakForce QNM Polymers, Nanomechanical
2020 Comparison of Fresh and Aged Lithium Iron Phosphate Cathodes Using a Tailored Electrochemical Strain Microscopy Technique Simolka, M.; Kaess, H.; Friedrich, K. A. Icon AFM-nDMA, PeakForce QNM Batteries, Nanomechanical, Nanoelectrochemical
2020 Nanoscale Viscoelastic Characterization of Asphalt Binders Using the AFM-nDMA Test Aljarrah, M.; Masad, E. Icon AFM-nDMA, PeakForce QNM Bitumen, Nanomechanical
2021 Analysis of LiCoO₂ Electrodes Through Principal Component Analysis of Current–Voltage Datacubes Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy Maeda, Y.; Taguchi, N.; Sakaebe, H. Icon Datacube, Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscopy (SSRM) Batteries, Nanoelectrical
2017 Morphology Dynamics of Single-Layered Ni(OH)2/iOOH Nanosheets and Subsequent Fe Incorporation Studied by in Situ Electrochemical Atomic Force Microscopy Deng, J.; Nellist, M. R.; (…); Boettcher, S. W. Icon Electrochemical AFM (EC-AFM) Batteries, Nanoelectrochemical
2020 Failure Progression in the Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) on Silicon Electrodes Guo, K.; Kumar, R.; (…); Gao, H. Icon Electrochemical AFM (EC-AFM); PeakForce Tapping Batteries, Nanoelectrochemical
2018 Structural Evolution of Metal (Oxy)hydroxide Nanosheets During the Oxygen Evolution Reaction Dette, C.; Hurst, M. R.; (…); Boettcher, S. W. Icon Electrochemical AFM (EC-AFM); PeakForce Tapping Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrochemical
2021 Signal Origin of Electrochemical Strain Microscopy and Link to Local Chemical Distribution in Solid State Electrolytes Schön, N.; Schierholz, R.; (…); Hausen, F. Icon Electrochemical Strain Microscopy (ESM) Batteries, Nanoelectrochemical
2018 Imaging Photogenerated Charge Carriers on Surfaces and Interfaces of Photocatalysts With Surface Photovoltage Microscopy Chen, R.; Fan, F.; (…); Li, C. Icon Kelvin Force Probe Microscopy (KPFM) Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrical
2017 Visualizing the Nano Cocatalyst Aligned Electric Fields on Single Photocatalyst Particles Zhu, J.; Pang, S.; (…); Li, C. Icon Kelvin Force Probe Microscopy (KPFM) Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrical
2018 A Facile Space-Confined Solid-Phase Sulfurization Strategy for Growth of High-Quality Ultrathin Molybdenum Disulfide Single Crystals Li, D.; Xiao, Z.; (…); Lu, Y. MultiMode Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM); Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) 2D Materials, Nanoelectrical
2018 Twistable Electronics With Dynamically Rotatable Heterostructures Ribeiro-Palau, R.; Zhang, C.; (…); Dean, C. R. Icon Lateral Force Microscopy (LFM) 2D Materials, Nanomechanical
2021 Large-Area, Two-Dimensional MoS2 Exfoliated on Gold: Direct Experimental Access to the Metal–Semiconductor Interface Pollmann, E.; Sleziona, S.; (…); Schleberger, M. Icon PeakForce KPFM 2D Materials, Nanoelectrical
2021 Band Edge Energy Tuning through Electronic Character Hybridization in Ternary Metal Vanadates Richter, M. H.; Peterson, E. A.; (…); Gregoire, J. M. Icon PeakForce KPFM Nanoelectrical
2020 Intergranular Corrosion Behavior of Low-Chromium Ferritic Stainless Steel Without Cr-Carbide Precipitation After Aging Hu, S.; Mao, Y.; (…); Hänninen, H. Icon PeakForce KPFM Metals, Nanoelectrical
2021 Long-Term Corrosion Behavior of the 7A85 Aluminum Alloy in an Industrial-Marine Atmospheric Environment Zhao, Q.; Guo, C.; (…); Li, X. MultiMode PeakForce KPFM Metals, Nanoelectrical
2021 Microstructure – Electron Work Function Relationship: A Crucial Step Towards “Electronic Metallurgy” Luo, Y.; Tang, Y.; (…); Li, D.Y. MultiMode PeakForce KPFM Metals, Nanoelectrical
2021 Electron Work Function: An Indicative Parameter Towards a Novel Material Design Methodology Luo, Y.; Tang, Y.; (…); Li, D. Y. MultiMode PeakForce KPFM Nanoelectrical
2021 Fusion of Purple Membranes Triggered by Immobilization on Carbon Nanomembranes Riedel, R.; Frese, N.; (…); Gölzhäuser, A. MultiMode PeakForce KPFM Nanoelectrical
2021 In situ Investigation of Oxidation Across a Heterogeneous Nanoparticle–Support Interface During Metal Support Interactions Datta, A.; Deolka, S.; (…); Porkovich, A. J. MultiMode PeakForce KPFM Nanoparticles, Nanoelectrical
2021 Defect-Assisted Electronic Metal–Support Interactions: Tuning the Interplay Between Ru Nanoparticles and CuO Supports for pH-Neutral Oxygen Evolution Porkovich, A. J.; Kumar, P.; (…); Datta, A. MultiMode PeakForce KPFM Nanoparticles, Nanoelectrical
2020 Understanding Crystallographic Orientation Dependent Dissolution Rates of 90Cu-10Ni Alloy: New Insights Based on AFM/SKPFM Measurements and Coordination Number/Electronic Structure Calculations Ma, A.; Zhang, L.; (…); Zheng, Y. MultiMode PeakForce KPFM Metals, Nanoelectrical
2017 Electron Work Function – A Probe for Interfacial Diagnosis Li, D. Y.; Guo, L.; (…); Lu, H. MultiMode PeakForce KPFM Nanoelectrical, Corrosion
2022 Surface Properties and Architectures of Male Moth Trichoid Sensilla Investigated Using Atomic Force Microscopy Baker, T. C.; Zhou, Q.; (…); Tighe, T. B. Icon PeakForce KPFM, PeakForce QNM Biology, Nanoelectrical, Nanomechanical
2021 Structurally Driven Environmental Degradation of Friction in MoS2 Films Curry, J. F.; Ohta, T.; (…); Chandross, M. Icon PeakForce KPFM, PeakForce QNM 2D Materials, Nanoelectrical, Nanomechanical
2020 A Mesoporous Catalytic Fiber Architecture Decorated by Exsolved Nanoparticles for Reversible Solid Oxide Cells Zhou, J.; Yang, J.; (….); Wu, K. Icon PeakForce KPFM, PeakForce QNM Metals, Nanoelectrical, Nanomechanical
2020 The Optical Signatures of Molecular-Doping Induced Polarons in Poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl): Individual Polymer Chains Versus Aggregates Mansour, A. E.; Lungwitz, D.; Schultz, (…); Koch, N. Icon PeakForce KPFM, PeakForce QNM Nanoelectrical
2020 Highly Selective Carrier-Type Modulation of Tungsten Selenide Transistors Using Iodine Vapor Fan, S.; Cao, M.; (…); Su, J. Icon PeakForce KPFM, PeakForce QNM Nanoelectrical
2020 Oxidation Promoted Self-Assembly of π-Conjugated Polymers Hicks, G. E. J.; Jarrett-Wilkins, C. N.; (…); Seferos, D. S. Icon PeakForce KPFM, PeakForce QNM Polymers, Nanoelectrical
2021 Extremely Fast Optical and Nonvolatile Control of Mixed‐phase Multiferroic BiFeO3 via Instantaneous Strain Perturbation Liou, Y-D.; Ho, S-Z.; (…); Yang, J-C. Icon PeakForce KPFM, Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) Ferroelectrics, Nanoelectrical
2020 Assessment of AFM - KPFM and Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscopy (SSRM) for Measuring and Characterizing Materials Aging Processes Baca, Ana Icon PeakForce KPFM, Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) Nanoelectrical
2021 Mechanical Properties of Organic Electronic Polymers on the Nanoscale Panchal, V.; Dobryden, I.; (…); Venkateshvaran, D. FastScan PeakForce QNM Polymers, Nanomechanical
2019 Automated Multi-Sample Acquisition and Analysis Using Atomic Force Microscopy for Biomedical Applications Dujardin, A.; De Wolf, P.; (…); Dupres, V. FastScan PeakForce QNM Biology, Automation
2019 Lithium Anode Stable in Air for Low-Cost Fabrication of a Dendrite-Free Lithium Battery Shen, X.; Li, Y.; (…); Goodenough, J. B. Icon PeakForce QNM Batteries, Nanomechanical
2021 Nano-Vault Architecture Mitigates Stress in Silicon-Based Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries Haro, M.; Kumar, P.,(…); Grammatikopoulos, P. MultiMode PeakForce QNM Batteries, Nanomechanical
2020 Layer-by-Layer Printing of Photopolymers in 3D: How Weak is the Interface? Gojzewski, H.; Guo, Z.; (…); Vancso, G. J. MultiMode PeakForce QNM Additive Manufacturing, Nanomechanical
2021 Nanoscale Redox Mapping at the MoS2-Liquid Interface Du, H.; Huang,Y.; (…); Chen, L. Icon PeakForce SECM 2D Materials, Nanoelectrical, Nanoelectrochemical
2019 Nanoscale Semiconductor/Catalyst Interfaces in Photoelectrochemistry Laskowski, F. A. L.; Oener, S. Z.; (…); Boettcher, S. W. Icon PeakForce SECM Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrochemical
2018 Potential-Sensing Electrochemical Afm Shows CoPi as a Hole Collector and Oxygen Evolution Catalyst on BiVO4 Water-Splitting Photoanodes Nellist, M. R.; Qiu, J.; (…); Boettcher, S. W. Icon PeakForce SECM Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrochemical
2017 Potential-Sensing Electrochemical Atomic Force Microscopy for in Operando Analysis of Water-Splitting Catalysts and Interfaces Nellist, M. R.; Laskowski, F. A. L.; (…); Boettcher, S. W. Icon PeakForce SECM Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrochemical
2017 Atomic Force Microscopy With Nanoelectrode Tips for High Resolution Electrochemical, Nanoadhesion and Nanoelectrical Imaging Nellist, M. R.; Chen, Y.; (…); Boettcher, S. W. Icon PeakForce SECM Nanoelectrochemical
2017 Nanoelectrical and Nanoelectrochemical Imaging of Pt/p-Si and Pt/p+-Si Electrodes Jiang, J.; Huang, Z.; (…); Brunschwig, B. S. Icon PeakForce SECM, PeakForce TUNA Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrical, Nanoelectrochemical
2020 Capillary Condensation Under Atomic-Scale Confinement Yang, Q.; Sun, P.; (…); Geim, A. FastScan, Icon PeakForce Tapping 2D Materials
2020 Supramolecular Copolymerization Driven by Integrative Self‑Sorting of Hydrogen-Bonded Rosettes Aratsu, K.; Takeya, R.; (…); Yagai. S. MultiMode PeakForce Tapping Polymers, Molecules
2021 Optimized Atomic Layer Deposition of Homogeneous, Conductive Al2O3 Coatings for High-Nickel NCM Containing Ready-to-Use Electrodes Negi, R. S.; Culver, S. P.; (…); Elm, M. T. Icon PeakForce TUNA Batteries, Nanoelectrical
2021 On the Importance of Li Metal Morphology on the Cycling of Lithium Metal Polymer Cells Storelli, A.; Rousselot, S.; (…); Dollé, M. Icon PeakForce TUNA Batteries, Nanoelectrical
2021 Conducting Composite Films Based on Chitosan or Sodium Hyaluronate. Properties and Cytocompatibility With Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Jasenská, D.; Kašpárková, V.; (…); Humpolíček, P. Icon PeakForce TUNA Biology, Nanoelectrical
2021 Development of a Photoelectrochemically Self-Improving Si/GaN Photocathode for Efficient and Durable H2 Production Zeng, G.; Pham, T. A.; (…); Toma, F. M. Icon PeakForce TUNA Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrical
2021 Fabrication of PCDTBT Conductive Network via Phase Separation Xu, J.; Liu, Z.; (…); Chen, J. Icon PeakForce TUNA Nanoelectrical
2021 Spatiotemporal Imaging of Anisotropic Charge Transfer in Photocatalyst Particles Li, C.; Chen, R.; (…); Fan, F. Icon PeakForce TUNA Nanoparticles, Nanoelectrical
2021 Current Rectification and Photo-Responsive Current Achieved through Interfacial Facet Control of Cu2O–Si Wafer Heterojunctions Lee, A-T.; Tan, C-S.; Huang, M. H. Icon PeakForce TUNA Photovoltaics, Nanoelectrical
2021 Correlation of Thermoelectric Performance, Domain Morphology and Doping Level in PEDOT:PSS Thin Films Post‐Treated With Ionic Liquids Oechsle, A. L.; Heger, J. E.; (…); Müller‐Buschbaum, P. Icon PeakForce TUNA Photovoltaics, Polymers, Nanoelectrical
2021 Electrically Conductive Silicon Oxycarbide Thin Films Prepared From Preceramic Polymers Ricohermoso, E. III, Klug, F.; (…); Ionescu, E. Icon PeakForce TUNA Polymers, Nanoelectrical
2021 Gate‐Controlled Polarity‐Reversible Photodiodes With Ambipolar 2D Semiconductors Du, J.; Liao, Q.; (…); Zhang, Y. Icon PeakForce TUNA Semiconductors, Nanoelectrical
2021 Influence of Surface Band Bending on a Narrow Band Gap Semiconductor: Tunneling Atomic Force Studies of Graphite With Bernal and Rhombohedral Stacking Orders Ariskina, R.; Schnedler, M.; (…); Estrela-Lopis, I. Icon PeakForce TUNA Semiconductors, Nanoelectrical
2020 Surface Defects State Analysis of Laser Induced Graphene From 4H-SiC Lin, Z.; Ji, L.; (…); Sun, Z. Icon PeakForce TUNA 2D Materials, Nanoelectrical
2020 Effects of the Mixing Sequence on Making Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes Wang, M.; Dang, D.; (…); Cheng, Y-T. Icon PeakForce TUNA Batteries, Nanoelectrical
2020 Harnessing Silicon Facet-Dependent Conductivity to Enhance the Direct-Current Produced by a Sliding Schottky Diode Triboelectric Nanogenerator Ferrie, S.; Darwish, N.; (…); Ciampi, S. Icon PeakForce TUNA Nanoelectrical
2020 Time-Resolved Open-Circuit Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy for Direct Electromechanical Characterization Calahorra, Y.; Kim, W.; (…); Kar-Narayan, S. Icon PeakForce TUNA Nanoelectrical
2020 Local Defect-Enhanced Anodic Oxidation of Reformed GaN Nanowires Colvin, J.; Ciechonski, R.; (…); Timm, R. Icon PeakForce TUNA Nanowires, Nanoelectrical
2020 Silver Nanofilament Formation Dynamics in a Polymer‐Ionic Liquid Thin Film by Direct Write Chao, Z.; Sezginel, K. B.; (…); Fullerton‐Shirey, S. K. Icon PeakForce TUNA Polymers, Nanoelectrical
2020 Nanoscale Observation of the Solid Electrolyte Interface and Lithium Dendrite Nucleation–Growth Process During the Initial Lithium Electrodeposition Wang, S.; Yin, X.; (…); Li, B. Icon PeakForce TUNA
2019 In Situ Observation of the Insulator-to-Metal Transition and Nonequilibrium Phase Transition for Li1–xCoO2 Films With Preferred (003) Orientation Nanorods Chen, Y.; Yu, Q.; (…); Huang, Z. Icon PeakForce TUNA Batteries, Nanowires, Nanoelectrical
2019 Relation Between Charge Transport and the Number of Interconnected Lamellar Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) Crystals Wang, B.; Chen, J.; (…); Zhang, B. Icon PeakForce TUNA Polymers, Nanoelectrical
2018 Electrically Controlled Water Permeation Through Graphene Oxide Membranes Zhou, K-G.; Vasu, K. S.; (…); Nair, R. R. Icon PeakForce TUNA 2D Materials, Nanoelectrical
2018 Nanoscale Imaging of Charge Carrier Transport in Water Splitting Photoanodes Eichhorn, J.; Kastl, C.; (…); Toma, F. M. Icon PeakForce TUNA Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrical
2017 A Liquid Metal Reaction Environment for the Room-Temperature Synthesis of Atomically Thin Metal Oxides Zavabeti, A.; Ou, J.; (…); Daeneke, T. Icon PeakForce TUNA 2D Materials, Nanoelectrical
2021 Uncapped Gold Nanoparticles for the Metallization of Organic Monolayers Martín‐Barreiro, A.; Soto, R.; (…); Cea, P. Icon, MultiMode PeakForce TUNA Nanoelectrical
2021 Exploring the Interface of Skin‐Layered Titanium Fibers for Electrochemical Water Splitting Liu, C.; Shviro, M.; (…); Carmo, M. MultiMode PeakForce TUNA Fuel Cells, Nanoelectrical
2021 Microscopic Characterization of Poly(Sulfur Nitride) Amado, E.; Hasan, N.; (…); Kressler, J. MultiMode PeakForce TUNA Nanoelectrical
2021 Al2O3 Buffer-Facilitated Epitaxial Growth of High-Quality ZnO/ZnS Core/Shell Nanorod Arrays Ru, F.; Xia, J.; (…); Meng, X-M. MultiMode PeakForce TUNA Nanoelectrical
2020 An Ordered and Fail‐Safe Electrical Network in Cable Bacteria Eachambadi, R. T.; Bonné, R.; (…); Manca, J. V. MultiMode PeakForce TUNA Bacteria, Biology, Nanoelectrical
2020 Stabilizing Polymer–Lithium Interface in a Rechargeable Solid Battery Yan, M.; Liang, J-Y.,(…); Wan, L-J MultiMode PeakForce TUNA Batteries, Nanoelectrical
2020 Ultrafast Assembly of Swordlike Cu3(1,3,5-Benzenetricarboxylate)n Metal–Organic Framework Crystals With Exposed Active Metal Sites Ahmed, H.; Yang, X.; (…); Yeo, L. Y. MultiMode PeakForce TUNA Metals, Nanoelectrical
2020 Sn/SnO Hybrid Graphene for Thermal Interface Material and Interconnections With Sn Hybrid Carbon Nanotubes Mittal, J.; Lin, K. L. PeakForce TUNA Nanoelectrical
2021 Non-Destructive Depth-Dependent Morphological Characterization of Ferroelectric:Semiconducting Polymer Blend Films Spampinato, N.; Pecastaings, G.; (…); Pavlopoulou, E. Icon PeakForce TUNA Polymers, Nanoelectrical
2018 Determination of Polypeptide Conformation With Nanoscale Resolution in Water Ramer, G.; Ruggeri, F. S.; (…); Centrone, A. NanoIR Photothermal AFM-IR Biology, Molecules, Nanochemical
2019 Deterministic Optical Control of Room Temperature Multiferroicity in BiFeO3 Thin Films Liou, Y-D.; Chiu, Y-Y.; (…); Yang, J-C. MultiMode Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) Ferroelectrics, Nanoelectrical
2018 Poling-Free Energy Harvesters Based on Robust Self-Poled Ferroelectric Fibers Zhu, R.; Wang, Z.; (…); Kimur, H. MultiMode Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) Ferroelectrics, Nanoelectrical
2017 Temporary Formation of Highly Conducting Domain Walls for Non-Destructive Read-Out of Ferroelectric Domain-Wall Resistance Switching Memories Jiang, J.; Bai, Z. L.; (…); Jiang A. Q. Icon Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM); Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) Ferroelectrics, Nanoelectrical
2018 Unidirectional Molecular Assembly Alignment on Graphene Enabled by Nanomechanical Symmetry Breaking Hong, L.; Nishihara, T.; (…); Itami, K. FastScan TappingMode 2D Materials, Molecules
2020 Controlling MOFS ZnO Heterostructure Kinetics Through Selective Ligand Binding to ZnO Surface Steps Tao, J.; Lee, M-S.; (…); Sinnwell, M. A. MultiMode TappingMode
2021 Reversible Planar Gliding and Microcracking in a Single‑Crystalline Ni-Rich Cathode Bi, Y.; Tao, J.,(…); Xiao, J. MultiMode Batteries, Nanoelectrochemical

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