Atomic Force Microscope/Scanning Tunneling Microscope

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.