Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Our AFM (Molecular Imaging, Inc.) is equipped with the conventional contact mode, magnetic AC mode (MAC), and current sensing (CS) mode.  While the MAC-AFM is nondestructive to biological substrates, the CS-AFM is a unique microscopic technique for mapping regions of different conductivity.  The same instrument can be converted to a scanning tunneling microscope by simply changing the scanner housed in the head compartment of the microscope.  Electrochemical AFM and STM can also be performed on this instrument.

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