Asylum Research AFM Webinars

Asylum Research webinars are an excellent resource for scientists to learn more about atomic force microsopy and specific imaging techniques, tips and tricks, and the latest advances in instrument design, covering a wide range of applications:

Cypher AFM Innovations
Nanomechanical Characterization
2D Materials and Graphene, Thin Films, and Polymers
Electromechanical Characterization with PFM
Nanoelectrical Characterization 
General AFM and Basics


Cypher AFM Innovations

June 2017

Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities

The Cypher VRS is the the first and only full-featured video-rate AFM, with high speed scan rates at 625 lines/second—300x faster than normal AFMs and 10x faster than current "fast scanning" AFMs, enabling vast new research opportunities. Instrument design, benefits and results are presented.

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October
2014

There's No Other AFM Like Cypher

Recent AFM technological advances have been implemented in Asylum's Cypher AFM for high resolution, fast scanning, environmental control and easy operation.  Learn more about the instrument design, features, benefits and real-world results that scientists can only get from the Cypher AFM.

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March
2014

Imaging and Nanomechanics with blueDrive Photothermal Excitation

The blueDrive option for Cypher AFMs reinvents tapping mode imaging for remarkably simple, incredibly stable and strikingly accurate operation. Theory, benefits and applications are presented.

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February
2012

Smaller and Quieter: Ultra-High Resolution AFM Imaging 

Miniaturization of cantilevers for AFM has enabled faster, lower noise measurement with significant improvements in imaging resolution in air and especially in liquids. Background, theory, and high resolution results are presented.

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Nanomechanical Characterization

December
2016

Exploring Flatlands: Characterizing 2D Materials with AFM

This webinar discusses the powerful techniques of today’s AFMs for characterizing 2D materials that enable higher resolution, greater sensitivity, and more quantitative results for applications in device manufacturing, energy storage and optoelectronics.

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June
2016

AFM Techniques for Thin Film Analysis

Here we present the basic concepts of surface imaging and analysis of thin films, as well as new AFM techniques to characterize electrical, electromechanical, nanomechanical, and other functional response. Results are also presented for a case study of memory access for semiconductor applications.

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May
2015

New Advances in AFM Characterization of Polymers

This webinar will provide an overview of characterization techniques for polymers such as viscoelastic measurements, mechanical mappping, probing electrical and functional behavior and methods for fast topographic imaging in liquids and at high temperatures.

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March
2014

Imaging and Nanomechanics with blueDrive Photothermal Excitation

The blueDrive option for Cypher AFMs reinvents tapping mode imaging for remarkably simple, incredibly stable and strikingly accurate operation. Theory, benefits and applications are presented.

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June
2013

Contact Resonance Tools for AFM Nanomechanics

Contact Resonance is ideal for measuring point spectroscopy, qualitative contrast imaging and quantitative mapping in materials from 1GPa to 300GPa. Theory, operation and results are presented from applications including composites, thin films, biomaterials and polymer blends.

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May
2012

Fast, Quantitative AFM Nanomechanical Imaging

Two powerful AFM techniques, AM-FM Viscoelastic Mapping Mode and Loss Tangent Imaging, enable fast, low force imaging in tapping mode while providing quantitative elastic storage modulus (E') and viscoelastic loss tangent (tan δ = E’’ / E’ ). Theory, results and applications are covered.

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 2D Materials and Graphene, Thin Films, and Polymers

December
2016

Exploring Flatlands: Characterizing 2D Materials with AFM

This webinar discusses the powerful techniques of today’s AFMs for characterizing 2D materials that enable higher resolution, greater sensitivity, and more quantitative results for applications in device manufacturing, energy storage and optoelectronics.

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June
2016

AFM Techniques for Thin Film Analysis

Here we present the basic concepts of surface imaging and analysis of thin films, as well as new AFM techniques to characterize electrical, electromechanical, nanomechanical, and other functional response.  Results are also presented for a case study of memory access for semiconductor applications.

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May
2015

New Advances in AFM Characterization of Polymers

This webinar will provide an overview of characterization techniques for polymers such as viscoelastic measurements, mechanical mapping, probing electrical and functional behavior and methods for fast topographic imaging in liquids and at high temperatures.

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Electromechanical Characterization with PFM

December
2016

Exploring Flatlands: Characterizing 2D Materials with AFM

This webinar discusses the powerful techniques of today’s AFMs for characterizing 2D materials that enable higher resolution, greater sensitivity, and more quantitative results for applications in device manufacturing, energy storage and optoelectronics.

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June
2016

AFM Techniques for Thin Film Analysis

Here we present the basic concepts of surface imaging and analysis of thin films, as well as new AFM techniques to characterize electrical, electromechanical, nanomechanical, and other functional response.  Results are also presented for a case study of memory access for semiconductor applications.

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May
2015

New Advances in AFM Characterization of Polymers

This webinar will provide an overview of characterization techniques for polymers such as viscoelastic measurements, mechanical mapping, probing electrical and functional behavior and methods for fast topographic imaging in liquids and at high temperatures.

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May
2015

Introduction to Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM)

An excellent introduction to piezoresponse force microscopy, this webinar covers basic theory, electromechanical coupling, overcoming limitations in conventional methodology, Dual AC™ Resonance Tracking (DART), Switching Spectroscopy and Band Excitation.

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May
2015

Advanced Topics in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM)

PFM is discussed in-depth for advanced imaging techniques including Band Excitation, multidimensional PFM spectroscopy, and Electrochemical Strain Microscopy (ESM). Challenges and progress in obtaining accurate d33 measurements are also discussed.

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Nanoelectrical Characterization

December
2016

Exploring Flatlands: Characterizing 2D Materials with AFM

This webinar discusses the powerful techniques of today’s AFMs for characterizing 2D materials that enable higher resolution, greater sensitivity, and more quantitative results for applications in device manufacturing, energy storage and optoelectronics.

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June
2016

AFM Techniques for Thin Film Analysis

Here we present the basic concepts of surface imaging and analysis of thin films, as well as new AFM techniques to characterize electrical, electromechanical, nanomechanical, and other functional response.  Results are also presented for a case study of memory access for semiconductor applications.

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May
2015

New Advances in AFM Characterization of Polymers

This webinar will provide an overview of characterization techniques for polymers such as viscoelastic measurements, mechanical mapping, probing electrical and functional behavior and methods for fast topographic imaging in liquids and at high temperatures.

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General AFM and Basics

September
2016

How to Choose the Right AFM Probe

Learn tips and tricks and how to choose the right probe for the best possible results, no matter what the imaging mode or sample type.

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May
2013

Getting Started with AFM in Biology

Gain confidence in your BIO AFM imaging skills as you learn useful tips and tricks for successful imaging of DNA, living cells in fluid, measuring Young's Modulus in living cells, and unfolding forces in titin.

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