Scanning Force Microscopes (SFM)

Technical Data:

Maximum x/y range: 250 μm
Maximum z range: 3 μm
Image resolution (x/y): 256 * 256 pixels
Resolution in z: 1 - 2 nm
Additional equipment: liquid cell setup

Applications:

Studies of forces acting at nanometer distances and measurement of local mechanical properties (adhesion, friction, stiffness). Measurements are carried out in air or in liquids. This latter option enables studies of living biological cells in their native conditions. Main research areas are biology, medicine, environmental science and material engineering.

Department in which the equipment is in use:

(NZ52)