Electrochemical capabilities added to Cypher ES AFM
18 November 2016

Nov. 18, 2016 (Santa Barbara, CA) Electrochemistry capabilities are now available on the Cypher ES Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), the highest resolution, fast scanning AFM with environmental control.  Oxford Instruments Asylum Research announces the availability of the new Electrochemistry Cell for studying electrochemical reactions in situ, including processes such as deposition, oxidation, corrosion and mass transfer of metals and other materials at the nanoscale.
 
“The Electrochemistry Cell leverages the advanced performance of the Cypher ES AFM and adds impressive new functionality for electrochemistry investigations,” said Dr. IrĂ©ne Revenko, Asylum Research Product Manager. “The Cypher ES with its Electrochemistry Cell is a robust, versatile, and easy-to-use tool that is ideal for AFM researchers looking to advance the performance of materials in the fields of energy storage, advanced materials, and even bioscience.”
 
The Electrochemistry Cell features a robust design that is easy to assemble, disassemble, and clean. It enables dynamic experiments for diverse AFM experimental conditions:
Allows simultaneous electrochemistry and heating/cooling for investigating EC thermodynamics
Supports a wide range of working electrode materials and sizes for a multitude of experimental conditions
Compatible with most conventional and cutting-edge electrolytes for novel research needs
Can be used with the choice of your favorite potentiostat
Glovebox compatible for ultimate environmental control with no performance compromises
 
Additional information and specifications on the Cypher ES Electrochemistry Cell can be found at 
www.oxford-instruments.com/CypherECCell.
 
 
Figure caption:  AFM images showing electrochemical stripping of copper from a gold electrolyte in an acidic solution of 0.1M copper sulfate, 2 µm scans, imaged with the Cypher ES with Electrochemistry Cell.  
 
About Oxford Instruments Asylum Research
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force microscopy for both materials and bioscience research. Asylum Research AFMs are widely used by both academic and industrial researchers for characterizing samples from diverse fields spanning material science, polymers, thin films, energy research, and biophysics. In addition to routine imaging of sample topography and roughness, Asylum Research AFMs also offer unmatched resolution and quantitative measurement capability for nanoelectrical, nanomechanical and electromechanical characterization. Recent advances have made these measurements far simpler and more automated for increased consistency and productivity.  Its Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ AFM product lines span a wide range of performance and budgets.  Asylum Research also offers its exclusive SurfRider™ AFM probes among a comprehensive selection of AFM probes, accessories, and consumables. Sales, applications and service offices are located in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, France, India, China and Taiwan, with distributor offices in other global regions.
 
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