January 12, 2016

Bruker Introduces MultiMode 8-HR AFM for Nanoscale Research

Extensive New Capabilities for the World’s Most Successful Atomic Force Microscope Platform

SANTA BARBARA, California – January 12, 2016 – Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division today announced the release of the MultiMode 8-HR Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), which brings extensive new capabilities for nanomechanics and higher speed imaging to the world’s highest resolution, most widely-used and field-proven scanning probe microscope (SPM). The new nanomechanics features of MultiMode 8-HR enable researchers to access the broadest range of ramp frequencies for viscoelastic studies and nanomechanical assessment of a wide range of materials, from soft biological specimens to hard metallic samples.

“The MultiMode® platform has long been the gold standard for performance and application versatility, and we’ve significantly enhanced its capabilities with the MultiMode 8-HR,” commented Stephen Minne, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager of Bruker’s AFM Business. “Unique improvements include higher speeds, higher resolution imaging, new capabilities in nanomechanics with enhanced PeakForce QNM®, and new FastForce Volume™ modes. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to our thousands of loyal MultiMode customers, we have designed these new developments in resolution, flexibility, and reliability to be available also as upgrades to their current MultiMode systems.”

About MultiMode 8-HR
The high-resolution and data processing capabilities of the MultiMode 8-HR are the result of its combination of rigid, mechanical design and extremely advanced control electronics. Utilizing Bruker’s NanoScope® V Controller and new Version 8.2 software, the system features unprecedented bandwidth and extremely low-noise data acquisition to enable such proprietary technology advances as ScanAsyst®, Peak Force QNM and FastForce Volume. These features combine to reaffirm the MultiMode 8-HR as the most versatile, highest performance AFM in its class.

About Bruker Corporation
For more than 50 years, Bruker has enabled scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker’s high-performance scientific research instruments and high-value analytical solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, productivity and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy, nano-analysis and industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical research, microbiology and molecular diagnostics.

Media Contact:
Stephen Hopkins, Marketing Communications
Bruker Nano Surfaces Division
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