Affordable Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) MFP-3D Origin from Asylum Research

The MFP-3D Origin™ combines affordability and performance in the Asylum Research MFP-3D™ AFM family. It features the technical excellence, innovation, and world-class customer support, which is the trademark of every Asylum AFM. With complete upgrade potential to the MFP-3D and its complete range of accessories, the MFP-3D Origin is an ideal place to start with atomic force microscopy.

Key Features

The key features of the MFP-3D Origin are:

  • The most affordable member of the MFP-3D family
  • Unmatched customer support, every step of the way
  • Easily upgradable to the MFP-3D for maximum versatility
  • Leading closed-loop AFM resolution and performance
  • Modes and accessories that empower research
  • Proven research productivity runs in the MFP-3D family


The applications of the MFP-3D Origin are:

  • Polymers - Morphology and nanomechanics, Organization in blends and copolymers, Interface/interphase properties
  • Thin Films - Morphology and uniformity, Hardness and wear properties, Electrical conductivity, Storage and loss moduli
  • Electronic Devices and other Advanced Materials - Nanoscale failure analysis, Data storage and magnetism, Piezoelectric properties, Batteries and photovoltaics
  • Bioscience and Biophysics - Cell mechanics and mechanobiology, Membranes and bilayers, Biomolecular self-assembly, Biomaterials and ecology

User Testimonials

The MFP-3D with piezoresponse force microscopy is a powerful tool for us to investigate ferroelectric and ferroelastic domain structures. In our group, crystal and domain structures and physical properties of ferroelectric single crystals are investigated. MFP-3D is an excellent instrument to resolve 3D domain structures formed in the crystals. Recently, we have succeeded in observing extremely fine domain structures with a size of 10-20nm in defect-controlled BaTiO3 single crystals.

Dr. Noguchi, University of Tokyo


The MFP 3D's popularity is spreading like wildfire through our institute - students, PhD students and post-docs all want to measure with the AFM. To cope with the flood of requests we've had to start an online calendar and now even the neighbouring institutes are applying for MFP-time!

Thomas Teubner, Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth, Berlin


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