Atomic Force Microscopy

Learn from Bruker's AFM Experts

Join our AFM technical and applications experts for in-person and online courses in our Customer Support Centers around the globe. You will learn about AFM theory, practical applications, operational tips and tricks for a number of AFM techniques. Each course has a specialized focus or mode of operation. Most in=person classes include both theory sessions and lab sessions and span from a day long to several days. In the lab sessions, attendees can practice each technique on Bruker AFMs in our demonstration facilities and are invited to use their own samples. Upon request, students may also stay an extra day to have more hands-on time in the lab.

While there is a charge for the courses, customers with Complete Care or Access Care service contracts are eligible to attend free of charge. Others under service contract should contact BrukerNSDServiceOrders@bruker.com for information about available discounts. 

Topic Country Training Language Dates Type More Info & Register
Dimension Icon AFM Basics + PeakForce QNM UK English October 4-5, 2022 In-person Learn More - Register
PeakForce TUNA AFM Mode UK English October 19, 2022 Online Learn More - Register
AFM Imaging in Liquid UK English October 20, 2022 Online Learn More - Register
PeakForce QNM: Quantitative Nanomechanical Mode UK English October 21, 2022 Online Learn More - Register
Dimension Icon AFM Basics + PeakForce QNM FR French October 4-5, 2022 In-person Learn More - Register
AFM Electrical Measurements Course US - West Coast English September 13-15, 2022 In-person Learn More - Register
East & West Coast of the USA

AFM Image Quality and PeakForce QNM™ Course

In this class, we will talk about image quality and PeakForceTM Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping (QNM).

  • Day 1: Image Quality will cover in-depth theory of contact mode, TappingMode, and PeakForce Tapping with ScanAsyst, along with a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of each mode. This session will include instruction on how to optimize the AFM scanning parameters to improve image quality. This session will discuss common imaging artifacts; how to recognize artifacts and prevent them.
  • Day 2: PeakForce QNM will discuss the theory, procedure, and offline analysis of force curves, including various contact mechanics theories for material modulus measurement with AFM. This session also includes PeakForce QNM theory, detailed quanitative nanomechanical mapping calibration procedures, and techniques for improving PeakForce QNM accuracy.
  • Day 3: Fluid Imaging will talk about how to setup typical fluid experiments, and how to calibrate PeakForce QNM parameters in fluid. 

Cost: $1500/person
Lunches provided. Students responsible for transportation and hotel expenses. 

This course has passed and is typically held only once per year. Would you like this course to be offered again, sooner? Let us know!

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

AFM Electrical Measurements Course

This class is focused on material’s electrical property measurements using atomic force microscopy.

Day 1: Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy
Day2: SCM & TUNA
Day3: Piezo Force Microscopy

Four different techniques will be discussed: Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM), Scanning Capacitance Microscopy (SCM), Tunneling Current AFM (TUNA), and Piezo Response Force Microscopy (PFM).  KPFM measures material work function as well as surface charge. SCM is one of the primary techniques for doping profile mapping in semiconductor industry. TUNA can measure material’s electrical conductivity with wide range of current from fA-uA. PFM is used to study piezo material on nanoscale.

Cost: $1500/person
Lunches provided. Students responsible for transportation and hotel expenses. 


Date: 
Tuesday - Thursday September 13-15, 2022
Location: Bruker's Santa Barbara Office
112 Robin Hill Road, Goleta, CA, 93117

Coventry, UK

Dimension Icon Basics and PeakForce QNM

During this modular 2-day course you can improve your skillset on the Bruker Dimension Icon system. If you are new to the system or need a refresher, you can choose to participate only in one or both days, depending on your personal requirements.

The course covers basic software usage, probe selection, probe installation, laser alignment, standard experiments in contact, tapping and ScanAsyst mode on the first day. A brief look into the analysis functions is also scheduled for day one. On the second day there will be an introduction to force measurements using PFQNM. The course will be held in Coventry, UK. The language will be English.

Day 1: Intro to AFM; Measurement Set Up; Fundamental Imaging Modes; Basic Analysis Functions
Day 2: PeakForce QNM theory, Methods, and High-Accuracy PeakForce QNM Basics

Cost: £3500 /person for non-contract customers;  Free for Access and Complete Care contract customers.

Lunches provided. Students responsible for transportation and hotel expenses. 


Date: 
Tuesday - Wednesday October 4-5, 2022
Location: Bruker UK Coventry Office

ONLINE

PeakForce TUNA - Conductive AFM Measurements

During this online training you can improve your skillset and understanding of Bruker's PeakForce TUNA mode for conductive AFM measurements. This training will focus on using the Icon AFM for demonstrations, but the principals and software operation are the same as for electrical measurements using Bruker's MultiMode AFM and similar for Resolve, Edge and Innova AFMs.

The demonstrations will cover conductive AFM with PeakForce TUNA showing: measurement setup, sample + probe considerations, TUNA scanning, IV curves, point+shoot, DATACube. With an opportunity for Q&A afterwards.

Estimated duration 2 hours

Cost: £1800 /person for non-contract customers;  Free for Access and Complete Care contract customers.

 


Date: 
Wednesday October 19, 2022
Location: Online

ONLINE

AFM Imaging in Liquid

During this online training you can improve your skillset and understanding of AFM measurements in liquid using Bruker AFMs. This training will focus on using the Icon AFM for demonstrations, but the principals and software operation are and similar for Resolve, Edge and Innova AFMs.

 

Cost: £1800 /person for non-contract customers;  Free for Access and Complete Care contract customers.

 


Date: 
Wednesday October 20, 2022
Location: Online

ONLINE

PeakForce QNM - Quantitative Nanomechanics

During this online training you can improve your skillset and understanding of Bruker's PeakForce QNM mode. This training will focus on using the Icon AFM for demonstrations, but the principals and software operation are and the same for MultiMode and Resolve AFMs.

The demonstrations will cover PeakForce QNM measurements; QNM on test sample using absolute method, QNM on test sample using relative method and high accuracy QNM using pre calibrated, controlled tip radius probes.

Estimated duration 3 hours

Cost: £1800 /person for non-contract customers;  Free for Access and Complete Care contract customers.

 


Date: 
Wednesday October 21, 2022
Location: Online

Palaiseau, FR

Dimension Icon Basics and PeakForce QNM

During this modular 2-day course you can improve your skillset on the Bruker Dimension Icon system. If you are new to the system or need a refresher, you can choose to participate only in one or both days, depending on your personal requirements.

The course covers basic software usage, probe selection, probe installation, laser alignment, standard experiments in contact, tapping and ScanAsyst mode on the first day. A brief look into the analysis functions is also scheduled for day one. On the second day there will be an introduction to force measurements using PFQNM. The course will be held in Palaiseau, France. The language will be French.

Day 1: Intro to AFM; Measurement Set Up; Fundamental Imaging Modes; Basic Analysis Functions
Day 2: PeakForce QNM theory, Methods, and High-Accuracy PeakForce QNM Basics

Cost: 3500€ /person for non-contract customers;  Free for Access and Complete Care contract customers.

Lunches provided. Students responsible for transportation and hotel expenses. 


Date: 
Tuesday - Wednesday October 4-5, 2022
Location: Bruker France Palaiseau Office