Bruker Nanoscope V Multimode 8 (#2) with optional high-speed scanning


  • Small sample SPM, ~1x1 cm maximum size, must be adhered (e.g., double-stick tape) to magnetic AFM disk for scanner coupling
  • Nikon video microscope with Nanoscope-based digital image acquisition
  • Open loop scanning only (150 x 150 x 5 µm); ambient.
  • Software Nanoscope 9.7 providing up to 8 data acquisition channels for imaging, 3 channels in spectroscopy (force curves, etc.). 
  • Fast force volume and PeakForce QNM for adhesion, stiffness, dissipation, indentation, modulus and other “higher order” images; optional full data cube acquisition in peak force (force volume data type in both cases); up to 4 kHz Z cycling
  • Lift-mode based electromagnetic imaging with mV-regime transducer sensitivity. Includes: (i) EFM (under bias, sense electrostatic force gradient) and MFM (use magnetized tip, sense magnetic force gradient) via either raw phase or frequency shift (phase-shift-nulling feedback on variable frequency); and (ii) KFM (Kelvin probe, meaning surface potential via amplitude-nulling feedback on variable tip bias)
  • Nano-K Biscuit passive vibration isolation platform.
  • 3 lock-in amplifiers, Q control, contact resonance


  • High speed option (special cantilever holder)
  • Intermodulation Products AB IMP AFM attachment with IMP Software Suite 2.8
  • open-loop small scanner (10 x 10 x 3 µm) for highest lateral resolution (lowest noise floor)
  • BNC breakout box (in addition to front panel BNC’s on Nano V controller)
  • Cryo-microtome for cross sectioning samples.  Double-D clamp for mounting faced samples for AFM (minimal vertical clearance for Multimode, must microtome to <1mm extending stub). (Optional floating of thin-section samples onto flat substrates.)

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