Unlimited Potential — Fully Flexible and Open Architecture

Complete environmental solutions for battery, organic solar, and beyond.

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Photoconductive measurement on the well-studied P3HT-PCBM bulk heterjunction system using the Dimension photoconductive and PeakForce TUNA modules. The photocurrent and its spatial distribution is clearly resolved, reflecting fibrillar structure in the material (Image size 1 um). Data Courtesy of N. Sebaihi (CIRMAP- UMONS, Belgium).

Complete environmental solutions for organic solar.

Preserve the sample by operating in the glovebox or in an environmental suitcase.

Illuminate the sample using the pcAFM accessory.

Obtain highest resolution conductivity data only available with PeakForce TUNA®.

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Complete environmental solutions for biology.

Perform in situ studies of biological dynamics, inject reagents, and maintain physiological conditions.

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FastScan Atomic Force Microscope

Complete environmental solutions for battery, organic solar, and beyond.

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Temperature-controlled (70°C), fast (100 Hz), high-resolution (1 um image size) AFM image of PHB/V crystal growth shows that at high temperature lamellae outrun nucleation events, causing a sparse growth front. Sample courtesy J. Hobbs.

Complete environmental solutions for polymers.

Heat, cool, purge – just add modular accessories to the open stage.

Capture highest resolution data on a tip-scanning platform where environmental control does not affect scanner resolution and dynamics.

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Completely Li battery compatible EC cell + probe holder design (Kel-F, Kalrez, glass), closes upon engage for use with volatile solvents

Run any and every mode in the glove box with complete signal feedthrough - Including PeakForce Tapping

Maintain <1ppm oxygen and water during prep and AFM imaging

Complete environmental solutions for battery.

How can a researcher actually probe the fragile solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), which is only present during battery operation and is what determines battery capacity and longevity, and is so critical for the future of Si anode technology?

With a complete Dimension FastScan® battery research solution, equipped with PeakForce Tapping®, that’s how.

See volume expansion of the SEI layer on an Si anode in the video below.

Sample courtesy of X. Xiao (GM) and A. Tokranov (Brown U).

FastScan Atomic Force Microscope

Be first with the widest range of unique modes – when it does not exist, invent it.

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PeakForce TUNA (A) topography, (B) current, and (C) adhesion maps of regio-regular poly(3- hexylthiophene) (P3HT). Revealing fiber structure, current paths, and alignment to an embedded nanotube. Image size 500 nm. Image courtesy of Philippe Leclère et al, University of Mons (UMONS) Belgium..

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What limits the performance of an organic photovoltaic?

Probe the conductive paths through the bulk heterojunction. See the molecular ordering AND its effect on conductivity near an embedded object. Map out the current paths along individual molecular fibers with spatial resolution only obtainable with PeakForce TUNA®. This is the only mode that probes without damaging soft samples, over 100 publications prove it.

FastScan Atomic Force Microscope

Be first with the widest range of unique modes.

Map out each property of every component in your complex sample.

Get quantitative and high resolution data on modulus, adhesion, charges, potentials, and conductivity —even on fragile samples. EFM, FM-KPFM, PeakForce QNM®, and PeakForce TUNA are all at your fingertips.

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FastScan Atomic Force Microscope

Be first with the widest range of unique modes – when it does not exist, invent it

FFT-SSRM on MOSFET : R saturation in the gate area

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FFT-SSRM : Concept

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When it does not exist, invent it!

Invent a new electrical mode.

As did P. Eyben et al, when they invented FFT-SSRM to overcome signal saturation from series resistance in SSRM measurements.

FFT-SSRM reveals additional detail not seen in conventional SSRM, here for a p-MOSFET.

See also P. Eyben et al, Nanotechn, 26 (2015) 355702. http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0957-4484/26/35/355702/meta

And A. Schulze et al, Ultramicroscopy, 161 (2016) 59-65  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304399115300711

FastScan Atomic Force Microscope

Modify FastScan's open platform to correlate any additional technique.


Photo of super-resolution fluorescence setup courtesy Georg Fantner, EPFL. For more information see  Odermatt et al, NanoLetters, 15 (2015), pp. 4896-4904 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00572

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FastScan Atomic Force Microscope

FastScan AFM TEM Vitrified Tissue v1

Complementary information from a correlated AFM-TEM study, coutresy of N. Matsko, TU Graz.



The TEM image emphasizes structures that are vertical to the image plane, because the electron beam transitions more Uranyl-Acetate stained material on a vertical structure. This leads to a pronounced 2D-appearance. The AFM images the surface of structures, therefore it emphasizes the three-dimensionality of compartments.


In addition, the TEM stain has an affinity for the membranes, while AFM emphasizes physical size, in membranes, the membrane proteins are dimensionally dominant.

Opterra Multipoint Confocal

Segmentation of phases based on the congruent SEM and PeakForce QNM datasets: (a) elastic modulus map; (b) segmentation to porosity (black), unhydrated residues (white), calcium hydroxide (light gray) and other hydrates (dark gray); (c) the mask of five independent regions of calcium hydroxide. The average values of the elastic modulus of each region are given in the image. Image size 20 microns.

Reprinted from Trtik et al, “On the use of peak-force tapping atomic force microscopy for quantification of the local elastic modulus in hardened cement paste” Cement and Concrete Research, 42 (2012), 215-221, with permission from Elsevier.