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China gets First Cypher AFM

Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM), announced today that it has installed the first Cypher AFM system in China at the South China Normal University in Guangzhou.

The Cypher system was installed in the lab of Professor Xingsen Gao at the SCNU Institute for Advanced Materials by personnel from Asylum Research and Grapes Hangzhou Technology Co. Ltd, Asylum's representative in China. Professor Gao's group will use Cypher to investigate advanced piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and multiferroic materials.

Shown with the Cypher AFM system, left to right: Amir Moshar (Asylum Research), Prof. Xingsen Gao (SCNU), Dr. David Beck (Asylum Research), Yan Feng (HZGLP), and George Jiang (HZGLP).

Professor Gao commented, "Our new Cypher AFM is the first of its kind in China. We chose Cypher because of its true atomic resolution and sophisticated PFM imaging techniques. We are planning to use it as a stable and powerful platform for probing various nanoscale properties on multifunctional materials with integration of other electrical characterization methods."

Dr. David Beck, VP of Sales for Asylum Research in the Asia Pacific Region added, "We are very excited to have Professor Gao as our first Cypher user in China. His research on multifunctional materials will take full advantage of Cypher's revolutionary design, specifically fast scanning, high resolution, and advanced PFM modes such as Dual AC Resonance Tracking (DART) and Band Excitation (BE). We expect that this will be the first of many more Cyphers in China as researchers see the benefits of its unique and advanced capabilities."

Jason Cleveland, CEO of Asylum Research, will be demonstrating the Cypher AFM system at the upcoming China NANO 2011 conference in Beijing from September 7-9 (Booth C29).


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