Atomic Force Microscope
traxAFM for education
The following lab modules are available for the AFM:
- Protein Adsorption Kinetics: Students learn to characterize protein-material interactions using dynamic/non-contact mode AFM imaging in both air and liquid environments.
- Electrostatic Force Microscopy: This lab unit introduces Electrostatic Force Microscopy to characterize the electrical properties of a blended conjugated polymer film by studying the changes in tip oscillation due to electrostatic force gradients between the tip and the sample.
- Force Spectroscopy Analysis: This lab unit introduces a scanning force microscopy-based force displacement technique to study local adhesion, elastic properties, and force interactions between materials.
- Intrinsic Friction Analysis: This lab unit introduces lateral force microscopy (LFM) and a specific application of LFM, intrinsic friction analysis, which can be used to determine energies associated with molecular motion or interaction.
AFM image of PMMA/SBR blend, scan size 20 microns
Note: Our AFMs have many different configurations and models. If you are concerned that a particular module may not apply to your system, please email us and and we will work with you on how to modify it for your system.