Accredited AFM training

Bruker Nano

Accredited AFM training

The LCN and Bruker Corporation (formerly Veeco Instruments) offer the first and only certified training for AFM users. This training aims to develop competences and expertise amongst the AFM user community and provides a guarantee of the level of expertise of certified users.

The training, resulting in professional certification, takes two days at the LCN facility in central London:
17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, UK

Previous Training Schedule


TimeTraining Content
Day 1 
09:00-10:15Welcome and introductory lecture to AFM, “AFM: Introduction and applications”
10:15-10:45Tea/coffee break
10:45-12:00Intermediate AFM training, “From concept to imaging”
12:00-13:00Lunch break
13:00-17:00Hands-on session on the instruments in group of 2 trainees maximum “Getting started”
starting up the instrument

Topics covered:

  • starting up the instrument
  • mounting cantilevers and laser alignment
  • contact mode AFM – approach and calibration
  • tapping mode AFM – tuning of cantilever
Day 2 
09:00-09:45Veeco Instruments presentation – contents at Veeco discretion
10:00-12:00Hands-on session on the instruments in groups of 2 trainees. "Imaging in contact mode”:
  • contact mode AFM – the role of setpoint and gains
  • contact mode AFM – acquire images
  • contact mode AFM – force spectroscopy
12:00-13:00Lunch break
13:00-15:00Hands-on session on the instruments in groups of 2 trainees. “Imaging in tapping mode”:
  • tapping mode AFM – differences with respect to contact mode
  • tapping mode AFM – acquiring images
15:00-16:00Examination of the trainees’ skills on the AFM
16:00-17:00Q&A session followed by “Tips and Tricks”


Next training session: TBC

Contact LCN: Tabasum Farzaneh