Scanning Probe Facilities
Ntegra Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope (NSOM)
Specialist: Enbang Li at the Physics department (ph. 02 9351 7687). The NSOM is available through our instrument booking system.
PicoSPM from Molecular Imaging
The PicoSPM operates both in atomic force microscopy ( AFM) and scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) mode. The It has ability to work in contact tapping and STM mode. It is a general purpose SPM suitable for a range of application in biological, physical, chemical and materials sciences. Samples can either be in air (ambient) or liquid. Flow cells and temperature stage are also available.
Contact-mode AFM down to atomic resolution (ideal for physical, chemical and material applications).
AC Tapping-mode AFM in air (ideal for soft samples, polymers, biological applications).
MAC Tapping mode AFM in liquid using magnetically coated cantilevers (ideal for biological applications).
Example image: Topography of a silicon chip.
Specialist: Steve Moody