Atomic Force Microscopy

APE Research, Trieste, Italy
Area Science Park, Basovizza Campus, s.s. 14, Km 163,5, Bldg.Q, I-34149 Triest, Italy

A.P.E. Research develops and produces Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) for surface analysis and for biological applications, and high-resolution scientific instrumentation for nanotechnologies. The technological core business of A.P.E. Research is the Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM).
A.P.E. Research has its own laboratory for instrumentation development and moreover the company is involved in several research projects of Italian, European and International research institutes and Universities in developing new scanning probe microscopes and innovative techniques for probe microscopy. The result of this research activity allows the company to supply always the state of the art products in a wide range of fields.
The A.P.E. Research catalog contains a standard version of Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STM), Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) and Near Field Optical Microscopes (SNOM). All these products can be provided with many additional tools and customized to meet the needs of the customer.
The company started at the AREA Science Park in 1997 and since 1999 is officially recognized as a spin-off from the INFM (Italian National Institute for Condensed Matter Physics).

Products
Atomic Force Microscopy AFM
Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy SNOM
Scanning Tunneling Microscope STM
Scanning Probe Microscopy SPM: Images, Probes & Accessories

www.aperesearch.com
Image Metrology, Horsholm, Denmark
Lyngsø Alle 3A, Horsholm DK-2970, Denmark

SPIP™ is the preferred software package for nano- and microscale image processing at high-tech companies and leading research institutes in more than 61 countries.

SPIP™ supports 104 file formats for various instrument types, including:
SPM, AFM, STM
SEM, TEM
Interferometers
Confocal Microscopes
Profilers
Optical Microscopes

http://www.imagemet.com/
Scanwel, Gwynedd, UK
The Old School, Llandderfel Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7HW, UK
Manufacturer
Of vacuum fabrications, chambers, kits & systems
Stockist
Of in-house manufactured vacuum components
Distributor
Of leading vacuum, surface & nanoscience products

Established in 1974, Scanwel is a leading manufacturer and distributor of components and systems to end users and o.e.m.s in academia, government laboratories and industry.
Our products find application in the production and development of advanced materials and processes in a number of high technology fields, including nanotechnology, microelectronics, storage media, energy production and bio-medical and basic materials research of metals, oxides, polymers and coatings.

production and bio-medical and basic materials research of metals, oxides, polymers and coatings.

    • We specialise in producing custom fabrication and chambers, for clean and UHV applications.
    • Our custom systems are exactly that, conceived and designed with your full involvement using our experience and the latest CAD packages. The end result is a product that meets your requirements.

 

http://www.scanwel.co.uk
+44 (0)1678530281
Soquelec Ltd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5524 rue Saint Patrick, Suite 405, Montreal, Quebec H4E 1A8, Canada

Soquelec limited is a Montreal-based company that focuses on sales and service of scientific equipment for applications in materials and life sciences. It is the Canadian distributor of manufacturers of digital imaging technology and accessories, such as Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, X-Ray scanning and sample preparation. It is also a provider of laboratory consumables. Soquelec was founded in 1974 by Jean-Pierre and Yvette Slakmon. It has continuously operated in the Canadian market and has been involved in the installation of over 200 electron optical systems in universities, hospitals and private companies.

Products:
Imaging Equipment
Sample Preparation Equipment
Accessories
Consumables

http://soquelec.com/scientific/
TREK, INC., Lockport NY, USA
190 Walnut Street, Lockport, NY 14094, USA
Decades of design and manufacturing expertise in electrostatics and high voltage amplifiers provide a firm foundation for Trek to offer high performance products that address needs for measurement and power solutions in research and industry.

For nearly 50 years, TREK , INC. has been providing innovative electrostatic measurement and high-voltage power solutions to customers worldwide. Trek’s superior engineering design capability and manufacturing facilities allow us to provide high quality, cost-effective products and services to meet market needs and customer-specific applications.

Our proprietary technology and technical expertise, coupled with our long-term relationships, sets us apart from our competitors and has made us the leader in the markets we serve.

Trek’s commitment to develop new technologies will enable us to continue to provide current and future customers with innovative solutions.

A significant portion of Trek’s business is derived from the design and manufacture of custom products for OEM customers. Trek has been supplying solutions to some of these customers for over 20 years. Although we cannot disclose information about our custom OEM designs, the following provides some perspective on our capabilities. If this information interests you, please contact us to initiate a dialogue regarding your specific requirements for custom-designed product solutions.

Applications:
Electrophotography
ESD
Piezoelectronics
Research & Development
Semiconductor
Power Amplification

Metrology: These products are used for precision measurements of voltage and surface charge distributions; resistance and resistivity meters are also utilized.

http://www.trekinc.com/
+1-716-438-7555
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Advanced Technologies Center, Moscow, Russia
Luzhnetskaya naberezhnaya 2/4, bldg. 53, Moscow 119270, Russia
Since its establishment, “Advanced Technologies Center” focuses on engineering, development and production of precision instrumentation for research at the micro- and nano-meter scale. The company is one of the pioneers on the atomic force microscopy market in Russia.

Since its establishment, “Advanced Technologies Center” focuses on engineering, development and production of precision instrumentation for research at the micro- and nano-meter scale. The company is one of the pioneers on the atomic force microscopy market in Russia.

Over the past 20 years since company foundation, consumers were offered a number of high-precision measuring equipment conforming the highest international standards. The most well-known ATC product in Russia and abroad, is scanning probe microscope under FemtoScan trademark and FemtoScan Online software, which is highly demanded due to the excellent performance and reasonable price.

Products
Atomic Force Microscopy AFM
Scanning Probe Microscopy SPM
Scanning Resistance Microscopy SRM
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy STM
Tunneling Microscopy
Electrostatic Force Microscopy
Nanolithography

http://en.nanoscopy.ru/
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AFM Workshop, Signal Hill CA, USA
1434 E 33rd St., Signal Hill, CA 90755, USA
AFM Workshop’s mission is to develop and market innovative Atomic Force Microscope products and components for research, development, OEMs and education. We support our customers with workshops on the construction, operation and applications of our products. We are committed to an open architecture that facilitates innovation by our customers. Dr. Paul West is the founder of AFMWorkshop. Dr. West began his career working with scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) as a postdoc at the California Institute of Technology in 1983 where he built one of the world’s first STMs. His career in the development and application of scanning probe microscopes spans over 30 years.

AFM Workshop’s mission is to develop and market innovative Atomic Force Microscope products and components for research, development, OEMs and education. We support our customers with workshops on the construction, operation and applications of our products. We are committed to an open architecture that facilitates innovation by our customers.
Dr. Paul West is the founder of AFMWorkshop. Dr. West began his career working with scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) as a postdoc at the California Institute of Technology in 1983 where he built one of the world’s first STMs. His career in the development and application of scanning probe microscopes spans over 30 years.
Paul pioneered the investigation of nanotechnology applications for scanning probe microscope (SPM) technology, resulting in patents for nanoscale motion sensors (US Patent #5,009,111, nanoscale position sensors (US patent #5,257,024) and nanoscale digital mass storage (US patent # 4,956,817).
Innovative SPM products invented by Dr. West include:
Fully integrated AFM system having motorized sample positioners, a video microscope and vibration isolation (U.S. Patent #5,291,775).
Tip scanning light lever AFM (U.S. Patent # 5,319,960)
Resistive scanning thermal sensing probes (U.S. Patent #5,441,343)
Integrated AFM with SEM (U.S. Patent #5,455,420)
Dr. West holds patents for many additional AFM/SPM products and applications.
In thirty years of AFM instrument innovation, Dr. West has founded several Atomic Force Microscope manufacturing companies. Over the years, those companies and their patents were acquired by companies such as Agilent Technologies, and ThermoElectron/Veeco/Bruker. Thousands of atomic force microscopes developed by Dr. West are in use throughout the world and have resulted in many scientific publications, Ph.D. dissertations, and technical breakthroughs.

http://www.afmworkshop.com/
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AIST-NT, Novato CA, USA
359 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Suite 20, Novato, CA 94949, USA
With over 15 years experience in combined AFM/SPM/Raman Spectroscopy, our main focus is on the innovative research and development of advanced integrated scanning systems for nanotechnology. Besides the most progressive engineering in the field including custom devices for OEM customers, outsourcing and R&D in nanotechnology, AIST-NT offers the highest quality service and customer support.

With over 15 years experience in combined AFM/SPM/Raman Spectroscopy, our main focus is on the innovative research and development of advanced integrated scanning systems for nanotechnology.
Besides the most progressive engineering in the field including custom devices for OEM customers, outsourcing and R&D in nanotechnology, AIST-NT offers the highest quality service and customer support.

Products

The SmartSPM 1000 Scanning Probe Microscope is the first 100% automated system that offers its cutting-edge technology of ultra-fast, metrological and high resolution measurements for the most advanced materials research at the nano scale in all AFM and STM modes. With the SmartSPM zooming down to atomic resolution has become a reality. Its design has been specially developed to be capable of being seamlessly integrated with NSOM, Raman and TERS/SERS techniques.

The CombiScope 1000 Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) is an advanced research instrument that provides the entry path for researchers in biology, spectroscopy and photonics. If you work with transparent samples either in air or in liquid towards nano-scale structures and (near-field) nano-optical properties investigation, the CombiScope 1000 is the right solution for you. It perfectly combines inverted optical and atomic force microscopies and unleash all the power of both techniques providing the instrument adjustment and measurement automation, high resolution and high speed only available from AIST-NT. Plus it can be easily upgraded to our OmegaScope AFM-Raman system

The OmegaScope 1000 is a state-of-the-art turn-key solution that combines confocal NanoRaman/ Fluorescence spectroscopy and ultra resolution multi-range research AFM enabling TERS (Tip Enhanced Raman Scattering) mapping. It is available in both transmission and reflection configurations providing direct top, bottom and side optical access. The flexibility of the OmegaScope platform offer almost endless possibilities in correlation of high spatial resolution Raman and AFM data.

SPM Accessories: A wide range of AFM probes, cantilevers, calibration gratings and test samples.

www.aist-nt.com
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Anasys Instruments, Santa Barbara CA, USA
325 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Anasys Instruments and our scientific collaborators pioneered the field of nanoscale infrared absorption spectroscopy and imaging. Our team is focused on providing robust chemical analysis with nanometer scale spatial resolution. With a researcher’s productivity always in mind, we deliver integrated hardware and software solutions that clear the path to your next discovery. Nanoscale IR spectroscopy complemented with thermal and mechanical analysis add a special dimension to AFM imaging.

Anasys Instruments, the world leader in nanoscale IR spectroscopy, is pleased to announce the nanoIR2-s™ nanoscale spectroscopy and imaging platform. The nanoIR2-s™ brings together two powerful techniques, AFM-IR and s-SNOM (scattering scanning near field optical microscopy). The AFM-IR is a proprietary Anasys technique that measures true model-free nanoscale IR absorption. The s-SNOM is a well-established scattered light measurement technique in the AFM field for sub-20nm complex optical property optical imaging.

Anasys Instruments has pioneered and introduced multiple major award-winning technologies: nanoscale thermal analysis (nano-TA™, afm+™), transition temperature microscopy (TTM™), and nanoscale IR Spectroscopy (AFM-IR, s-SNOM, nanoIR2™, nanoIR2s™). Our products and technologies have won multiple awards including, R&D100, Microscopy Today Innovation, MicroNano 25, and most recently the prestigious Ernst Abbe Award.

Applications
Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy (AFM-IR)
Scattering near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM)
Nanoscale thermal analysis (nanoTA)
Mechanical property mapping (LCR)

Technologies
AFM-IR Technology
Resonance enhanced AFM-IR
Lorentz contact resonance
Nano-Ta technology
nanoTA FAQ

www.anasysinstruments.com
Fax: (805) 730 3300
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Applied NanoStructures, Mountain View CA, USA
415 Clyde Avenue, Suite 102, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

AppNano develops, manufactures, and supplies various nanostructures including both conventional and specialized SPM probes for most applications. We leverage our extensive experience in nanofabrication technology and research in AFM probes to supply the highest quality probes utilizing the latest technology in the market. Our in-house clean room facility combined with our state-of-the-art characterization tools enables rapid prototyping, adaptability, and versatility in designing and developing new products for our customers.

In addition to providing you with our standard catalog of products, major research programs are continuously underway both in-house and with external collaborators or customers to develop high performance probes and accessories for advanced SPM applications. Our experienced R&D Team takes pride in using our knowledge in silicon nanofabrication technology to realize these new ideas

Products
SPM Probes
Calibration standards
Membranes
Nanopores
Vertisense Thermal Microscopy Module
STM Tip Etcher

Services
Custom MEMS & Nanofabrication
Characterization & Metrology
Custom Probe Mounting

http://www.appnano.com