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Material and Polymer Science

As a technique, AFM is uniquely well suited for investigating the nanoscale properties of nanocomposite materials.

Bruker AFMs are widely used in the fields of material and polymer science. As a technique, AFM is uniquely well suited for investigating the nanoscale properties of nanocomposite materials. Bruker’s exclusive PeakForce QNM mode enables fast, high-resolution mapping of nanomechanical properties including modulus over a wide range (kPa to GPa). Most Bruker AFMs are also available with high temperature heating and cooling options, which are used, for example, to investigate polymer phase transitions. A full range of other techniques including thermal analysis, electrical property mapping (current and capacitance), and nanoindentation are also available.

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Biological Research

Bruker AFMs are widely used for a diverse range of biological applications including molecular biology, cell biology, mechanobiology, biomaterials, and biophysics.

Bruker AFMs are widely used for a diverse range of biological applications including molecular biology, cell biology, mechanobiology, biomaterials, and biophysics. All Bruker AFMs are fully compatible with operation in liquids and many are available with perfusion and heating options. Bruker’s exclusive ScanAsyst mode is the ideal AFM imaging mode for biological samples. ScanAsyst eliminates the complicated step of “tuning” the cantilever resonance, enables stable imaging immune to setpoint drift while directly controlling the tip-sample imaging force and auto-optimizes imaging parameters for faster, easier expert-quality results.

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Quantitative NanoMechanical and NanoElectrical

Bruker’s exclusive PeakForce QNM mode enables fast, high-resolution mapping of nanomechanical properties including modulus over a wide range (kPa to GPa).

Bruker’s exclusive PeakForce QNM mode enables fast, high-resolution mapping of nanomechanical properties including modulus over a wide range (kPa to GPa). Unique modular application modules enables various electrical measurements including current mapping (conductive AFM), low current mapping (“Tunneling AFM”, TUNA), and wide range current measurements (Scanning Spreading Resistance, SSRM). Bruker’s exclusive PeakForce Tapping technology has enabled the revolutionary PeakForce TUNA mode, which combines the superior force control and nanomechanical property mapping of PeakForce QNM with the high current sensitivity of TUNA. New higher resolution, higher sensitivity surface potential mapping is now also possible with PeakForce KPFM.

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Electrochemistry

Bruker offers a wide range of accessories for electrochemical AFM and STM measurements at the nanoscale.

Bruker offers a wide range of accessories for electrochemical AFM and STM measurements at the nanoscale. These are widely used in fields including corrosion, electroplating, and battery research. Advanced lithium ion battery research is enabled by Bruker’s exclusive turn-key glovebox solutions, which enable sub-ppm control of water and oxygen while maintaining the full range of AFM capabilities and performance.

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