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, the Bruker Multimode or the JPK Nanowizard.
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.
We offer appropriate training to long term users who want access to the Cleanroom facilities. Before embarking on any training you must have your supervisors approval, be a registered visitor and have an access card valid for the LCN building. We operate a prepay scheme and your payment is to be received before Training and use of the equipment can start.
Independent access will be granted to users after a half-day formal training and a half-day hands-on training. This is to ensure that users are properly trained for independent usage.
After this, the user will be granted keycard access and usage of the microscopes. During the first month, users will be encouraged to use the microscope during hours when the microscopy staff is present. Additional training will be necessary for special applications such as FRAP, or long-term imaging.