MFP-3D Infinity Photovoltaic Option

The Photovoltaic Option for the MFP-3D Infinity AFM

The Asylum Research Photovoltaic (PV) option for the MFP-3D Infinity AFM enables high resolution electrical characterization with simultaneous customizable bottom-side sample illumination. The PV option gives investigators a turnkey, flexible and cost-effective solution that can be used with a multitude of electrical characterization techniques,and environmental control options found exclusively on the MFP-3D Infinity AFM.


Exquisite control, flexibility and operation right out of the box

  • Open modular optical design, based on standard Thor Labs components, allows filters, polarizers and apertures to be added or switched easily.
  • Design avoids extraneous glass and associated light loss found in with systems built around inverted light microscopes.
  • Standard LED-based illuminator is fiber-coupled to the base. Software control allows exquisite intensity control in 1% increments to >1 Sun.
  • Easily accommodates other external light sources (e.g., Solar Simulators, Hg/Xe lamps) using commercially-available adapter plates to enable the use of a variety of light guides.
  • Adjustable focus from illuminator facilitates a range of samples thicknesses to be investigated.
  • Compatible with a variety of MFP-3D Infinity AFM environmental accessories including a fully closed cell to image in ultra-low water/oxygen environments

All the benefits of the MFP-3D Infinity

  • The MFP-3D Infinity's extremely low noise platform provides a robust foundation with easy operation in any lab setting
  • Asylum's full suite of nanoelectrical and nanomechanical characterization techniques are useable in conjunction with the PV option
  • The PV option is compatible with a wide range of MFP-3D Infinity and environmental control options that enable complete isolation from the atmosphere including:
    - Closed Fluid Cell for imaging in ultra-low water/oxygen environments
    - BioHeater
    - Humidity Sensing Cell

Image above: CdSe on Indium Tin Oxide (ITO). The image shows current on 3D topography  acquired with conductive AFM at +1 V bias. The PV Option was used to irradiate the sample at an intensity 0.9 W/cm2 while scanning the middle of the scan area, inducing the measured photocurrent. Scan size 2 µm.

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