Atomic Force Microscopy
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.
Atomic Force Microscopy AFM
Scanning Probe Microscopy SPM
Scanning Resistance Microscopy SRM
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy STM
Electrostatic Force Microscopy
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.
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
Vertisense Thermal Microscopy Module
STM Tip Etcher
Custom MEMS & Nanofabrication
Characterization & Metrology
Custom Probe Mounting
Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force probe microscopy (AFM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999 and acquired by Oxford Instruments plc in 2012, we are dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 300 years combined AFM/SPM experience among our staff. Our instruments are used for a variety of nanoscience applications in material science, physics, data storage and semiconductors, polymers, chemistry, biomaterials, and bioscience, including single molecule mechanical experiments on DNA, protein unfolding and polymer elasticity, as well as force measurements for biomaterials, chemical sensing, polymers, colloidal forces, adhesion, and more.
Precision and accuracy has been the driving force behind the pioneering AFM instrument innovations in flexure design, lowest-noise closed loop sensors, and full digital control. These are now requirements in any research grade AFM. Our open software, based in IGOR Pro, allows researchers the ease-of-use, and power and flexibility to take their experiments to the next level. These innovations, just to name a few, are offered in our two main product lines-the Cypher and MFP-3D AFM Families.
Designer and manufacturer of probes with carbon nanotube tips for atomic force microscopes.
New CDI FN Series a new series of CNT probes at a new low price.
CDI FN Series Carbon Nanotube probes capture all the advantages of a CNT tipped probe with no compromises. Extremely high aspect ratios (up to 20:1) Exceptionally long wear (up to 200x longer than silicon/SiN and 50x longer than High-Density, Diamond Like Carbon (HDC/DLC)) and the smallest ROC on the market for a High Aspect Ratio probe (1nm ROC).
Using a CDI patented process, the carbon nanotube AFM probe has been perfected. Straightened carbon nanotubes can deliver the radius of curvature needed for high resolution imaging combined with the tube structure necessary for high topography Imaging. All in a single probe with a useable lifetime up to 200x your standard probes.
Torrance, CA 90505
Heidelberg Instruments is one of the world leaders in the production of laser lithography systems, with more than thirty years of experience in maskless lithography and with an installation base of more than 850 systems worldwide. The company offers a variety of maskless pattern generator systems: these range from small and easy to use tabletop systems to highly complex photomask production equipment with exposure areas of several square meters. Heidelberg Instruments systems are installed in academic and industrial sites in more than 50 countries and are used in research, development and production. Applications include MEMS, BioMEMS, Nanotechnology, ASICS, TFT, Micro Optics and others.
We provide high performance environmental solutions for precision instruments. This includes our acoustic enclosures, vibration isolation systems, Faraday cages and site survey tools. We specialize in supporting nanotechnology research.
Materials Science Applications:
High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC) & Amino Acid Analyzers (AAA)
Spectrophotometers (UV-Vis IR, FL)
XRF Coating Thickness Measurements
Electron Microscopes (SEM, TEM, STEM)
Focus Ion Beam Systems (FIB, FIB-SEM)
Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM)
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
JPK Instruments AG is a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instruments – particularly atomic force microscope (AFM) systems and optical tweezers – for a broad range of applications reaching from soft-matter physics to nano-optics, from surface chemistry to molecular biology and from cell biology to biomedicine. From its earliest days applying atomic force microscope (AFM) technology, JPK has recognized the opportunities provided by nanotechnology for transforming life sciences and soft matter research. This focus has driven JPK’s success in uniting the worlds of nanotechnology tools and life science applications by offering cutting-edge technology and unique applications expertise.
Headquartered in Berlin and with direct operations in Dresden, Cambridge (UK), Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai (China), Paris (France) and Carpinteria (USA), JPK maintains a global network of distributors and support centers and provides on the spot applications and service support to an ever-growing community of researchers.