Cypher ES Polymer Edition Atomic Force Microscope

No other AFM matches its performance and versatility for polymer science research and development
 

Get special pricing when you purchase our Cypher ES Polymer Edition, which comes complete with all the tools and techniques for optimizing your polymer research. 

The Cypher ES Polymer Edition includes:
 

  • Cypher ES Environmental AFM

    ⁃ Routinely achieves higher resolution than ordinary AFMs
    ⁃ Fastest scanning gives results in seconds instead of minutes

  • blueDrive Photothermal Excitation

    ⁃ Makes all tapping mode techniques simpler to operate
    ⁃ Makes imaging more stable, even when changing temperature
    ⁃ Makes nanomechanical imaging modes more quantitative

  • High Temperature Sample Heater

    ⁃ Heats samples at up to 250°C in controlled gas environments
    ⁃ No-hassle operation without extra controllers, cables, and tubing

  • Fast Force Mapping Mode

    ⁃ Captures high-speed force curves for storage modulus mapping
    ⁃ Captures every curve, including both deflection and Z sensor
    ⁃ Supports many indentation models, including Hertz, DMT, Sneddon, and JKR

  • AM-FM Viscoelastic Mapping Mode

    ⁃ The fastest nanomechanical mapping mode (>20 Hz line rates)
    ⁃ Quantitatively maps both storage modulus and loss tangent
    ⁃ Operates over a wide modulus range (~50 kPa - 300 GPa)

  • Contact Resonance Viscoelastic Mapping Mode

    ⁃ Quantitatively maps both storage modulus and loss modulus
    ⁃ Best suited for higher modulus materials (1 GPa - 300 GPa)

  • GetStarted Automated Image Optimization

    ⁃ Automatically optimizes imaging parameters before the scan even starts
    ⁃ Get great data from the first scan line with no tip or sample damage

There is truly no other AFM like Cypher. Contact us and let us show you.

AFM for polymer research

Annealing of a PS-PB-PS polymer thin film in toluene vapor. See full resolution movie on YouTube.

 

 

"Asylum’s Cypher is clearly the best choice for polymer research. When I compared Cypher to the alternatives, it became very obvious that Asylum Research is far ahead of their competitors in pushing the limits of AFM performance and developing tools for nanomechanical measurements."

Ken Nakajima, Principal Investigator at Tohoku University and Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology

 

Learn more about AFM in Polymer Science


	Application Note: "AFM Applications in Polymer Science and Engineering"

Application Note: "AFM Applications in Polymer Science and Engineering"

Learn how AFM is being used in polymer science research and development


	Webinar: "Beyond Topography: New Advances in AFM Characterization of Polymers"

Webinar: "Beyond Topography: New Advances in AFM Characterization of Polymers"

This webinar provides an overview of the AFM’s powerful capabilities for polymers characterization


	Application Note: "NanomechPro Toolkit: Nanomechanical AFM Techniques for Diverse Materials"

Application Note: "NanomechPro Toolkit: Nanomechanical AFM Techniques for Diverse Materials"

Describes the complete set of complementary tools for investigating nanomechanical properties


	Webinar: "There's No Other AFM Like Cypher: Recent Technological Advances"

Webinar: "There's No Other AFM Like Cypher: Recent Technological Advances"

Review of the many technologies and capabilities that make Cypher different from every other AFM