AM-FM Viscoelastic Mapping Mode

AM-FM mode combines the features and benefits of normal tapping mode with nanomechanical property mapping. Normal tapping mode provides non-invasive, high-resolution topographical imaging while the resonance of the second mode is analyzed to quantitatively estimate both the elastic and loss moduli of the material and the tip-sample dissipation. AM-FM Application Note

blueDrive™ Photothermal Excitation

blueDrive makes tapping mode imaging simpler, more stable, and more quantitative. blueDrive produces an almost ideal cantilever response by directly exciting the cantilever photothermally. This provides significant ease of use and performance benefits for imaging topography, mechanical, electrical, and magnetic properties in air and liquids. blueDrive Data Sheet

Contact Resonance Viscoelastic Mapping Mode

Exclusive Asylum technologies like Dual AC™ Resonance Tracking (DART) and Band Excitation improve the sensitivity and accuracy of the contact resonance technique to enable quantitative mapping of both elasticity and viscoelastic damping for materials in the ~1 GPa to 100’s GPa modulus range. Asylum offers two configurations, driving either the sample or the probe, for wide-band, frequency-independent actuation. Contact Resonance Application Note

Fast Force Mapping Mode

Maps force-distance curves at high speed (up to 300 Hz) while capturing every curve in the image. Both realtime and offline analysis models can be applied to calculate modulus, adhesion and other properties. Available soon on Cypher AFMs.

Thermomechanical Nanoindentation

Thermomechanical Nanoindentation provides the most sensitive and highest resolution melting and glass transition temperature analysis available.

Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM)

Novel microfabricated silicon probes and the SThM probe holder enable both single point and mapping measurements of temperature and thermal conductivity with higher resolution than conventional Wollaston-wire probes.


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