Training and time on the instrument are essential components to success with AFMs. In addition to its' Applications Workshop (featured above), AFMWorkshop offers a 5-day intensive on how to build, operate, and repair a TT AFM. Two upcoming workshops are in July and September, 2014.
The TT AFM is table-top atomic force microscope that includes everything required for measuring high-resolution images: AFM stage, EBox, control computer, cables, software, manuals, probes, certification, scanner, video microscope and tools.
The microscope's advanced features include a high-resolution video optic capable of 1.5µ resolution, and linearized peizoelectric scanners with a noise factor of 0.1 nm. Standard modes with every TT AFM are non-vibrating (NV) mode and vibrating (V) modes for making topography scans. Additional modes included with the product are lateral force imaging as well as phase mode imaging.
So, why take the time to build it yourself? Through building your own AFM you:
- Are better able to operate the microscope, gain optimal performance and acquire the best images;
- Can repair the microscope because you know all the parts and fittings used in its construction;
- May easily modify the instrument to create unique instrumentation for your specific research.
Beyond these advantages, it's a lot of fun to build your own AFM! Transitioning within two days from a table full of parts and pieces, to scanning your own images, is a magical experience.
The TT AFM is suitable for imaging atomic terraces on silicon, 1nm-diameter nanoparticles, DNA, and many other demanding applications. It is used by Researchers, Educators, and Process Development Engineers.