Scanning Probe Facilities
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