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Nanosurf LensAFM

A powerful add-on to optical microscopes or 3D profilometersLensAFM imaging a spherical sample

The Nanosurf LensAFM is an atomic force microscope that can be used in place of a normal objective lens on almost any optical microscope or profilometer. It greatly extends the resolution and measuring capabilities of these instruments. The LensAFM not only provides 3D surface topography information, but can be used to analyze various physical properties of a measurement sample as well.

Nanosurf LensAFM

Main features and benefits of the LensAFM:

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    Mountable on virtually any optical microscope or 3D optical profilometer
  • Equipped with a quality objective lens for a clear view of your sample and the AFM cantilever
  • Simple sample positioning using the optical microscope’s view finder and position manipulators
  • Integrated motor for automated cantilever approach. Just bring your sample into optical focus and let the LensAFM do the rest.
  • Large AFM Z-range allows measurement of high structures
  • All standard AFM modes available through the modular easyScan 2 controller
  • Simply intuitive! Nanosurf’s ease of use makes for a very short learning curve

Nanosurf LensAFM

Maximum XY-range  70 microns
XY drive resolution  1.7 nm
Maximum Z-range  20 microns
Z drive resolution  0.34 nm
Operating modes: 
Basic AFM module   Imaging:   Static Force (Contact Mode), Const.Force (Topography), Const.Height  (Deflection) 
Spectroscopy  Force - Distance, Force - Tip voltage 
Dynamic module   Imaging:  Dynamic Force, Const. Amplitude (Topography), Const. Height (Amplitude) 
Spectroscopy:  Amplitude - Distance 
Mode Extension Module   Imaging:  Phase Contrast, Force Modulation, Spreading Resistance 
Spectroscopy:  Phase - Distance, Current - Voltage, Current - Distance, etc 
Remote control/add-ons:   Windows scripting interface: compatible with LabView, C#, Visual Basic, MatLab, and other software. 
Operating system/PC requirements  Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit), 1280 x 1024 px screen resolution, Core2 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 1 free USB 2.0 port