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 & Multimode 8 series or the Bruker Nanowizard & CellHesion series of AFM's.
The LCN and Bruker Corporation offer the first and only certified training for AFM users. This training aims to develop expertise amongst the AFM user community and provides a guarantee of the level of expertise of certified users. The course can be tailored according the users requirements.
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 to the confocal microscopy facility 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 microscopy staff are present. Additional training will be necessary for special applications such as FRAP, or long-term imaging.