"Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities"

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This webinar, presented by Dr. Mario Viani, Director of R&D, Asylum Research, covers the recent introduction of a new video-rate AFM that has improved imaging speeds by yet another order of magnitude, 300x faster than normal AFMs and 10x faster than current “fast scanning” AFMs, with the ability to capture movies with a temporal resolution better than a second.

Current results taken via video-rate AFM will be presented, including:

  • Real-time self-assembly of collagen into fibrils
  • Enzymatic cleaving of DNA
  • Migration of surfactant micelles on graphite

Additionally, related experiments such as the melting and re-crystallization of polymers will be shown and future research opportunities that might be enabled by this technology will be discussed.

Finally, we will briefly review the design of the AFM used for this work, the newly released Asylum Research Cypher VRS, the first and only full-featured video-rate AFM, that enables the advanced performance with easy operation.



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