AFM Training

We organise training sessions to make new users sufficiently familiar with an AFM to safely characterise surfaces on one or more of our AFMs. These training sessions are meant for potential users, who are part of a research group at University College London, Imperial College, Birkbeck and King's College London and who do not have sufficient skills to work independently on the Bruker Dimension 3100, Bruker Multimode 4, Bruker Multimode 8, JPK Nanowizard 3 ULTRA speed or the JPK Nanowizard 1.  The programme includes self-training sessions on our microscopes.

Interested applicants should register their interest for the training by email, mentioning the responsible Principal Investigator and briefly (maximum 200 words) describing the type AFM usage - sample, environment - foreseen in the near future. If known, also specify the AFM  (Dimension, Multimode, Nanowizard) preferred for this usage. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to attend a LCN Health and Safety Induction in order to obtain building access. In case of oversubscription, participants will be selected according to the proposed usage and priority will be given to LCN members.  Further information will be provided by email and published on this web-site.

Next training session - 23rd October 2017
Registration - OPEN

Contact Richard Thorogate or Bart Hoogenboom to register interest

 

Example of a previous course

Monday 26th April - ALL GROUPS
Location: Pearson Building, Room G23., UCL
13:30-14:00     Welcome with coffee
14:00-15:00     Introduction to AFM (Bart Hoogenboom, LCN)
15:00-16:30     Setting up an AFM experiment (Laurent Bozec, Eastman Dental Institute and LCN)
16:30-16:45     AFM booking, fees and course outline (Richard Thorogate, LCN)

Tuesday 27th April
Location: London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL site, Laboratory B202
09:00-09:15     Meeting at the reception of the LCN, 17-19 Gordon Street - GROUP 1
09:15-13:00     Lab demonstration of the Dimension 3100, contact and tapping modes (Laurent Bozec)
13:15-13:30     Meeting at the reception of the LCN - GROUP 2
13:30-17:30     Lab demonstration of the Dimension 3100, contact and tapping modes (Olly Fenwick)

Wednesday 28th April
Location: London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL site, Laboratory B106
09:00-09:15        Meeting at the reception of the LCN - JPK Nanowizard Training
09:15-13:00        Lab demonstration  (Guillaume Charras)

Thursday 29th April - Thursday 6th May
Location: London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL site, Laboratory B202 & B106
Self training - course participants will be able to book either the Dimension 3100 or JPK Nanowizard to analyse their own samples or look at a selection of samples available at the LCN. Sessions run between 9:00 - 13:00 or 13:00 - 17:00 (apart from Tuesday 4th 13:00-17:00 for Dimension users). It is recommended that you work in pairs for this if possible*

Tuesday 4th May
Location: London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL site, Laboratory B202
13:00 - 17:00 Laurent Bozec will be available to answer any issues from self training on the Dimension (GROUP 1 13:00-15:00 & GROUP 2 15:00 - 17:00)       

                                                                                                                           
Friday 7th May
Location: London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL site, Laboratories B202
09:00 - 17:00 Ability check on the Dimension 3100 (Richard Thorogate). If successful, the participant will gain general access rights to the AFM.The timings for the ability check can be arranged with Richard Thorogate once the course starts.