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Chenglong Xu Circle

"We are very excited about our recent Nature Communications article featuring piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) on a 2D material. This is the latest of over 20 publications from MNRF in the last two years enabled by our Dimension Icon. Those articles were published in prestigious journals including Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, etc. I believe MNRF keeps getting outstanding data from this system, in part, due to its flexible electrical modes, impressive stability, and ease of use with PeakForce Tapping. When required, Bruker’s support has been excellent."


Dr. Chenglong Xu, MicroNano Research Facility, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Fengtao Fan

"Bruker’s Dimension Icon is the most customizable and flexible AFM on the planet. The Dimension Icon has enabled key advances in our lab, namely the development of surface voltage microscopy and elucidation of charge transfer dynamics that are at the heart of photoanodes for solar fuel. And along the way we could always count on excellent support from Bruker’s advanced applications team.”



Prof. Fengtao Fan, Group Leader, Solar Energy Research Division, and Vice Director of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Emilia Pandav3

"With the help of Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy (C-AFM) analysis in the PeakForce Tunneling AFM (PeakForce TUNA) module of the MultiMode 8, we were able to understand the location-specific nanoscale electrical conductivity of doped semiconductors. This has led us to explore many new materials and their electronic properties at nanoscale. We have been using the MultiMode 8 for the past three years and I must say this instrument is really powerful and robust."


Dr. Emila Panda, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, India

Pasqualantonio Pingue Icon Testimonial

"The Bruker Icon AFM system was installed two years ago in our clean room facility, [where it was] revealed as a unique instrument for its capability to perform low-noise and high-resolution imaging for many users, on many kind of samples and with reliable performances! ScanAsyst mode preserves the AFM probes in good condition for weeks and allows any student to be independent and to start the measurements after a short training. We are very satisfied!"


Pasqualantonio Pingue,Chief Operating Officer Laboratorio NEST, Scuola Normale Superiore,Pisa, ITALY

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"For nearly 15 years, beginning with the Dimension 3100 and now expanded to include a MultiMode 8 and an Icon/FastScan system, our suite of Bruker AFMs has proven invaluable in a wide variety of materials research projects, ranging from studies of collagen to magnetic shape memory alloys to device structures incorporating fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene or other two dimensional materials....Read More "


Dr. Paul H. Davis, Boise State University

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"We have been using the Bruker Fastscan AFM for more than two years. In our experience, Fastscan images four to five times faster without degrading resolution compared to other AFMs. In addition, ScanAsyst mode with intelligent auto scan parameter adjustment enables us to quickly scan many samples with ease. The superior Fastscan AFM performance has advanced our group’s reputation with many publications in DNA nanotechnology research."


Dr. Shou-Jun Xiao, Nanjing University, Nanjing China

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"The new multifunction atomic force microscopy of our Dimension Icon system reveals nanoscale surface characteristics and topography, such as adhesion and modulus with its ScanAsyst and PeakForce QMM. By incorporating conducting AFM and KPFM functions, interface junctions and device characteristics can both be observed, helping us to understand more detail about profile morphologies and interface states. In addition, the Icon’s high speed and reliability provides quick process checks and analysis."


Yun Yue Lin, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd

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"Peak-Force QMN is undoubtedly a robust tool that will serve the community well in the years to come and open new area of research through its integrative imaging and mechanical measurements. My experience of Peak-Force QMN is certainly inspiring for me and my students. The capability to image and acquire mechanical information simultaneously will increase the throughput of samples and increase data correlation whilst being able to handle complex samples. We may just be experiencing a new evolution in AFM since the arrival of Force Volume."


Dr. Laurent Bozec, University College London.

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"For us, the MultiMode 8 is truly a workhorse. We are very productive with it, publishing up to 20 papers per year. We find it invaluable for its closed small-volume liquid cell capabilities."



Dr. Jim De Yoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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"It was previously impossible to resolve the finest structures of a live cell like microvilli, but now with the improved PeakForce Tapping on BioScope Resolve, I can Image them easily on one hour."



Dr. Hermann Schillers, University of Münster, Germany.

Sebastien Janel AFM testimonial

"We very much like FASTForce volume.  We’re impressed by the speed and accuracy of the force curves. We easily ramped from 10 up to 150 Hz  with appropriate cantilevers on living cells, and the curves looked very good with flat baselines and decent pixel density."


Sébastien Janel, Institut Pasteur de Lille.

Dr. Daniel Muller

"PeakForce Tapping provided my lab with the force control and resolution necessary to produce ground-breaking ligand-receptor interaction maps using functionalized probes on live cells in a very time efficient and controlled way."


Dr. Daniel Müller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

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"For the first time, bio-AFM analysis can directly correlate high-resolution molecular structures with function, on the same cell. BioScope Resolve provides the dynamic range and resolution necessary to allow a deeper understanding of structure-function relationships at the cell and tissue surface."


Dr. Lewis Francis, Swansea University, UK

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"With the unique capabilities of PeakForce QNM and the versatile operation modes on our BioScope AFM, we are ready to extend our micro- and nano-robotic manipulation research of biological samples with ultrahigh resolution."


Dr. Zhang Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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"The new PeakForce Quantitative Nanomechanics (QNM) is by far the most powerful and quantitative high-resolution AFM technique to probe quantitative chemical and mechanical properties of living biological samples with an acquisition speed comparable to tapping mode."


Dr. Suzana Šegota, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Dr. Renate Hiesgen Testimonial AFM

"With the combined application of PeakForce QNM and PeakForce TUNA we were uniquely able to determine the nanostructure and ionic conductivity distribution on humidity sensitive ionomers with unprecedented quality and resolution. For us, the versatility and flexibility of the MultiMode 8 AFM with these modes opens the path for numerous explorations of materials for electrochemical energy applications."


Dr. Renate Hiesgen, University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany

Maryanne Collinson Testimonial

"I recently upgraded my NanoScope IIIa MultiMode AFM to the new MultiMode 8, and I really love the new ScanAsyst mode for collecting AFM images. It is so simple, and it makes training new students a breeze. If I align the laser on the tip, the student can begin collecting his/her own images in less than 30 minutes. This is so much easier than tapping mode, and the images are just as good. I was quite impressed."

–Dr. Maryanne Collinson, Virginia Commonwealth University

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"We are extremely happy with the Bruker Innova AFM instrument. It is easy to operate and is very useful for both biophysics research and undergraduate biophysics teaching. Many students are using this instrument extensively, and they are getting some beautiful images of their samples."

–Dr. Samrat Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, Punjab, India

Thompson Testimonial v1

"The FastScan Bio AFM has improved performance over conventional AFMs, as we have achieved resolution close to the helical repeat of the DNA strands that make up the origami nanotiles. The smaller FastScan probes and high stability of this AFM platform are key to obtaining high-resolution imaging under liquid. This improved resolution is helping us answer questions about the formation and stability of DNA origami for future nanomaterials applications.."


Professor Neil Thomson, Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds, UK

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"The higher speed and stability of the FastScan Bio gives us the first direct insight into membrane nanodomain dynamics. The movies we capture of motion in model cell membranes under increasing temperature let us quantify domain line tensions and observe the breakdown of large lipid domains into much smaller nanoscale fluctuations. We can now directly correlate domain lifetime with size at and above the critical temperature."


Dr. Simon Connell, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, UK