Specifications

  • Atomic lattice resolution on inverted microscope in closed-loop (< 0.030nm RMS z noise level)
  • Ultra-low noise level of cantilever deflection detection system <2pm RMS (0.1Hz-1kHz) and high detector bandwidth of 8MHz for high speed signal capture
  • Tip-scanning, stand-alone system, with a rigid low-noise design and drift-minimized mechanics – the best choice for simultaneous AFM and laser scanning (LSM) experiments
  • IR deflection detection light source with low coherence for interference-free measurements
  • The only liquid-safe AFM with integrated vapor barrier, special encapsulated piezo drives and tip-moving design
  • Transmission illumination with standard condensers for precise brightfield, DIC and phase contrast
  • Scanner unit
    • Best closed-loop AFM on the market for reproducible tip positioning and long time position stability
    • 100 x 100 x 15μm3 scan range
    • Position noise level <0.15nm RMS in xy (in closed-loop) and 0.06nm RMS sensor noise level in z (3kHz bw)

Vortis™ SPMControl electronics

  • State-of-the-art digital controller with lowest noise levels and highest flexibility

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SPMControl software

  • True multi-user platform (perfect for imaging facilities)
  • User-programmable software
  • Fully automated sensitivity and spring constant calibration using thermal noise or Sader method
  • Patented DirectOverlay™ for combined optical and AFM information
  • Outline™ mode for precise selection of a new scan area in the optical image
  • Improved ForceWatch™ mode for force spectroscopy and imaging for cantilever-drift free measurements
  • Comprehensive force measurement with TipSaver™
  • Advanced spectroscopy modes such as various force clamp modes or ramp designs, e.g. for temperature ramps, pulling speed or force feedback
  • Powerful Data Processing (DP) functions with full functionality for data export, fitting, filtering, edge detection, 3D rendering, FFT, cross section, etc.
  • Powerful batch processing of force curves and images including
  • WLC, FJC, step-fitting, JKR, DMT model and other analyses

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Integrated flexibility from the widest range of accessories in the market

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Modularity and future upgrade pathways

  • Simple and cost-effective upgrade paths are available for NanoWizard® 3 to NanoWizard® 4
  • System can be upgraded with a NanoWizard® ULTRA Speed head, a CellHesion® 200 or a ForceRobot® 300 head


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Standard Operating Modes

Imaging modes
  • Easy-to-use and intuitive QI™ mode with precise force control
  • Contact mode with lateral force microscopy (LFM)
  • AC modes with phase detection
Force measurements
  • Static and dynamic spectroscopy
  • Fast Force mapping

Optional Modes

Imaging modes
  • Fast scanning option up to 100 lines/sec
  • QI™ Advanced mode for quantitative data
    • Mechanical properties such as adhesion, elasticity, stiffness, deformation
    • Conductivity and charge distribution mapping
    • Contact Point Imaging (CPI) with zero force
    • Molecular recognition imaging for binding site mapping
  • HyperDrive™ mode for highest resolution imaging in fluid
  • Advanced AC modes such as FM and PM with Q-control & Active Gain Control
  • Higher harmonics imaging
  • MicroRheology
  • Kelvin Probe Microscopy and SCM
  • MFM and EFM (see also QI™ mode)
  • Conductive AFM (see also QI™ mode)
  • STM
  • Electrical spectroscopy modes
  • Piezo-Response Microscopy
  • Electrochemistry with temperature control and optical microscopy
  • NanoLithography and NanoManipulation
  • Nanoindentation
  • Scanning Thermal AFM
  • JPK ExperimentPlanner™ for designing a dedicated measurement workflow
  • JPK RampDesigner™ for custom designed force curve segments for clamp and ramp experiments
  • ExperimentControl™ feature for remote experiment control
  • Environmental control options
  • DirectOverlay™ for combined AFM and optical microscopy
  • Additional xy or z sample movement stages available with CellHesion®, TAO™ and HybridStage™ module