AFM: Dimension Icon

September 4-6 2018, Karlsruhe, Germany
November 13-15 2018, Coventry, England
November 13-15 2018, Palaiseau, France

Course Objective:

During this modular 3-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 stay the full three days or participate only in one or two 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 advanced options of the Dimension Icon AFM are covered. We would start with calibrating the AFM, optimizing scan conditions to minimize sample and tip degradation, training on lift mode and work in liquids. Day three will be used for introduction to work with the application modules to get an understanding on the electrical measurements possible with the Dimension Icon system. The course will be held both in Karlsruhe, Germany and later in Coventry, England. The language will be English.

Day 1:

  • Introduction to AFM
  • Dimension Icon Measurement set up
  • Nanoscope software
  • Contact, Tapping and ScanAsyst mode (pros and cons), standard settings, parameter explanation
  • Basic Analysis functions


Day 2:

  • Calibration
  • Artifacts
  • Optimizing scan parameters
  • Lift Mode
  • Measurements in fluids


Day 3:

  • Electrical Measurements with the Dimension Icon
  • Piezo Response Microscopy
  • TUNA
  • Surface Potential
  • Scanning Capacitance Microscopy
  • Dark Lift 




September 4-6, 2018 in Karlsruhe      Register Now

November 13-15, 2018 in Coventry   Register Now

November 13-15, 2018 in Palaiseau      Register Now


500€ Standard fee / day

One seat free for platinum contract customers

20% discount for academic customers, warranty and extended warranty customers and a second seat for platinum contract customers. Daily lunch is included. Application deadline closes 4 weeks before the training begins. The maximum number of participants is 6, when there are more than 6 participants we will try to organize an extra training. When less than 3 participants, the course will be cancelled.