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AFM microscope Explorer

Workplace of device "AFM microscope Explorer"
Workplace: UPOL - Department of Physical Chemistry
Faculty: Faculty of Science - Department of Physical Chemistry
Street: 17. listopadu 12
City: Olomouc
Characteristic of workplace: Areas of study nanomaterials, molecular files and biomacromolecules. The Department is involved in research in areas with broad potential application of molecular electronics to molecular medicine.
Device "AFM microscope Explorer"
Manufacter ThermoMicroscopes (USA)
Number of pcs. 1
Year 2000
Conditions Sample Size: unlimited for flat samples
Sample Requirements: rigid or rigidly attached, clean
Usage The Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an instrument used for three-dimensional analysis of the sample topography. It allows us to precisely describe surface topography in the micrometer-scale, both laterally and vertically. On the nanometer-scale, the description is more difficult due to convolution distortion - vertical dimensions are measured more precisely, lateral sizes and morphology are deformed.
In other modes, the AFM can map regions of different material properties (friction coefficient, Young modulus, etc.). Also, the point spectroscopy can be performed.

Applications: particle size distribution, study of surfaces, nanostructures, cell structure and biomolecules, particle size and morphology, surface roughness
  • Operation Modes: contact, non-contact, tapping AFM, LFM, PFM, force-distance spectroscopy
  • Ambient Environment: air, liquid
  • Scan Size: 100 × 100 × 10 µm, 2 × 2 × 0.8 µm
Equipped with: CCD camera, two scanners for both contact and contactless analysis of dry samples, two scanners for analysis in a liquid media, Olympus IX-70 optical microscope with AFM microscope adapter for easy manipulation with samples
Manual In the lab
Extern No
Přesun No
Loan conditions By Agreement
Category of "AFM microscope Explorer"
"Solid-state physics and magnetism", "Biophysics", "Inorganic chemistry", "Analytical chemistry, separation", "Macromolecular chemistry", "Physical chemistry and theoretical chemistry", "Geology and mineralogy", "Microbiology, virology", "Metallurgy, metal materials", "Ceramics, fire-proof materials and glass", "Other materials"