Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

AFM microscopes provide atomic-level (10nm) characterizations such as:

  • topography

  • conductivity


  • elasticity

  • adhesion

  • hardness

  • frictional forces

  • thermal measurements

Collagen Protein Fibers taken with AFM Microscope
Graphene taken with AFM Microscope

Applications for AFM

Researchers use AFM to study things like:

  1. Graphene
  2. Carbon Nanotubes
  3. Flat Panel Displays
  4. Photonics
  5. Plasmotics
  6. Photovoltanics
  7. Biological Samples
  8. And More!
Analyze a sample with 4 probles simultaneously with the Nanonics Imaging MultiView 4000.

Combine AFM with other techniques

Integrate AMF microscopes with other spectroscopic tools to allow the identification of a materials’

  • phase
  • chemical structure
  • crystal structure

Raman and AFM combined enables a holistic analysis of a given material. Correlate the topography and physical properties of materials with their chemical structure.

Nanonics Imaging

Flash Photonics and Nanonics Imaging, Ltd. have partnered to offer a suite of spectroscopic and advanced imaging products at the cutting edge of AFM.  The Hydra BioAFM, MultiView 4000, and SpectraView 2500 offer integration with one or a combination of: Bio-Imaging Applications, Terahertz Spectroscopy, Cryogenic Systems, High Magnetic Field Studies, and Tip Enhanced Raman Scattering (TERS). Learn more here.