MFP-3D Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) from Asylum Research – Suitable for Materials Science, Devices, Life Sciences and Lithography

The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), has been the instrument of choice for three dimensional measurements at the nanometer scale. With the MFP-3D Stand Alone (MFP-3D-SA) AFM, scientists can now choose a sensitive and precise AFM with the lowest noise performance that also includes a complete scientific software environment. The MFP-3D-SA is ideal for many applications including physics, material science, polymers, chemistry, nanolithography, bioscience, and quantitative nanoscale measurements. The MFP-3D has the flexibility to acquire your data, analyze it, and even make publication-ready graphics. Your imagination is your only limit.

Technical Innovations

•        Designed with sensored, closed loop positioning to give image clarity, accuracy, and reproducibility.

•        Designed with an all-digital controller and open software adaptability to meet the demands of your research.

•        Designed with advanced features built-in such as nanolithography and 3D rendering.

MFP-3D AFM Head

Low noise, eliminates interference

Sensored optical lever with diffraction limited optics and a low coherence light source virtually eliminates interference artefacts. The NPS™ sensored Z axis provides precise measurements of the cantilever position for accurate force and topography measurements. An optional Extended Head allows for a 28µm Z range.

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - The MFP-3D Atomic Force Microscope AFM Head from Asylum Research - Front view

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - The MFP-3D Atomic Force Microscope AFM Head from Asylum Research - Side view

MFP-3D AFM XY Scanner

Precision and accuracy unlike any tube scanner

The MFP-3D uses a flexured scanner and patent-pending NPS sensors which measure the exact position of each axis (X & Y). They correct for hysteresis and creep, providing flat scans and the ability to accurately zoom and offset with one mouse click.

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - The MFP-3D Atomic Force Microscope AFM XY Scanner

MFP-3D AFM XY Base

Three configurations for illuminating and viewing your sample.

Three configurations for illuminating and viewing your sample. Top view for opaque samples. Bottom view for transparent samples Dual view for both viewing options.

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - The MFP-3D XY Atomic Force Microscope AFM Base

All-Digital Controller and Software

All-digital configuration allows virtually the entire system operation to be controlled through the MFP software interface (IGOR Pro) for easy addition of new microscope capabilities.

What Kind of User Are You?

Built-in Features

New

•        ModeMaster™ - A library of standard and user-defined operation modes such as AC, Contact, Phase, EFM, LFM, Force Mode, Nanolithography

•        Savant™ - Turns complex tasks into a single mouse click

•        SmartStart™ - Auto configures any peripheral that interfaces with the controller for plug and play operation

•        25+ megapixel resolution

Experienced

•        MicroAngelo™ - Nanolithography and manipulation

•        ARgyle™ - 3D rendering both on and offline

•        Channel Overlay – Overlay data such as EFM or phase channel on topography

Power

•        IGOR Command and macro language at your disposal

•        DSPDirector™ allows direct access to the DSP for custom experiments (optional)

•        Edit and create your own Savant routines

•        Software control of signal routing through crosspoint switch

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - MFPO-3D controller

Applications

Materials Science

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - 1µm x 1µm phase image of pits etched in silicon through the self-assembled, diblock, polymer mask. Sample courtesy of O. Gang, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1µm x 1µm phase image of pits etched in silicon through the self-assembled, diblock, polymer mask. Sample courtesy of O. Gang, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Devices

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - MFM image of a hard disk, 20µm scan.

MFM image of a hard disk, 20µm scan.

Life Science

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - Live endothelial cell, 90µm scan.

Live endothelial cell, 90µm scan.

Lithography

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites - Nanografting of thiols on a Au(111) surface. 1.5µm scan courtesy of M. Liu and G. Liu, UC Davis.

Nanografting of thiols on a Au(111) surface. 1.5µm scan courtesy of M. Liu and G. Liu, UC Davis.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Asylum Research - An Oxford Instruments Company.

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