Cypher S AFM

The highest resolution fast scanning AFM

The Asylum Research Cypher S is the first and only commercial AFM that breaks free from the speed and resolution limits of conventional AFMs. It uses small cantilevers to dramatically increase scan speed and resolution and a unique system design approach that makes it immune to ordinary vibrations and temperature fluctuations. The Cypher S makes your routine measurements far easier and makes your most challenging ones possible.

The first and only third generation AFM

  • Routinely achieves higher resolution than ordinary AFMs
  • Fastest scanning with results in seconds instead of minutes
  • Every step of operation is simpler for remarkable productivity
  • Small footprint in your lab, huge potential to grow in capability
  • Support that goes above and beyond your expectations

See Cypher's distinctive design advantages >


"There's nothing close to Cypher." —Joshua Ager, UC Berkeley

 

Brochure

Cypher AFM Family Brochure

Detailed information on the Cypher S and Cypher ES, including features, benefits, modes, accessories, and many data examples

PDF 4.22MB

Applications

Cypher Accessories

 


	Nanomechanics and Thermal Properties

Nanomechanics and Thermal Properties

Powerful, accurate tools from the NanomechPro Toolkit


	Electrical Modes, Electrochemistry, STM

Electrical Modes, Electrochemistry, STM

Leading tools for characterizing nanoscale electrical responses


	Temperature and Environmental Control 

Temperature and Environmental Control 

Comprehensive solutions for controlling the measurement environment


	Operating in Liquid Environments

Operating in Liquid Environments

Safe, simple effective accessories for measuring samples in liquid

Included Modes

  • Contact mode
  • DART™ PFM
  • Dual AC™
  • Dual AC Resonance Tracking (DART)
  • Electric force microscopy (EFM)
  • Force curve mode
  • Force mapping mode (force volume)
  • Force modulation
  • Frequency modulation
  • Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM)
  • Lateral force mode (LFM)
  • Loss tangent imaging
  • Magnetic force microscopy (MFM)
  • MicroAngelo™ (nanolithography / nanomanipulation)
  • Phase imaging
  • Piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM)
  • Switching spectroscopy PFM
  • Tapping mode (AC mode)
  • Tapping mode (AC mode) with Q control
  • Vector PFM

Laser Modules

 

MultiLux™ Laser Modules

Cypher offers four Laser Modules, one of which is included with initial system purchase. It is possible to add any of the following additional laser modules to enhance the capabilities of the Cypher:
 
  • Standard Laser Module: RF-modulated laser diode light source module with nominal 10 µm x 30 µm focused spot size. Recommended for all AC-mode imaging. (Model LD-STD)
     
  • Small Spot Laser Module: RF-modulated laser diode light source module with nominal 3 µm x 9 µm focused spot size. Recommended for all AC-mode imaging with small cantilevers. (Model LD-SS)
     
  • Standard SLD Module: Superluminescent Diode (SLD) light source with nominal 10 µm x 30 µm focused spot size. Recommended for all contact mode and force measurements. (Model SLD-STD)
     
  • Small Spot SLD Module: SLD light source with nominal 3 µm x 9 µm focused spot size. Recommended for contact mode and force measurements using small cantilevers. (Model SLD-SS)

Software Features for Ease of Use, Automation, and Analysis


	GetReal

GetReal

Automatic calibration of cantilever spring constant and sensitivity


	GetStarted

GetStarted

Automated tapping mode imaging for high quality data from the first scan line


	ModeMaster

ModeMaster

One click configuration helps you get started quickly


	MacroBuilder

MacroBuilder

Automate complex tasks using a simple graphical interface


	ARgyle

ARgyle

3D data analysis and rendering


	ARgyle Light

ARgyle Light

Offline 3D image rendering and export

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