Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

 Atomic force microscope with tapping, resonance and contact modes.

The LCN currently has two JPK CellHesion 200 systems primarily for measuring cell to cell or cell to substrate interactions. It can also quantify cell elasticity and response to mechanical stress.

The Nanowizard 4 combines fast scanning with high resolution at scan sizes up to 100um and is designed to provide mechanical and thermal stability on inverted optical microscopes for long term imaging.

The Bruker Dimension FastScan AFM allows imaging rates up to frames/second without sacrificing resolution from subnanometer to 100's of nanometers in height.

The LCN is equipped with two JPK Nanowizard ULTRA Speed AFMs for fast scanning at up to 300Hz line rate in air and liquid at high resolution.

The LCN currently has three Bruker MultiMode 8 AFMs which are equipped with an E scanner or J scanner (with heater) and uses the unique PeakForce Tapping™ technology to provide new information, faster results and greatly improved ease of use.

The LCN currently has one JPK Nanowizard 1 AFM mainly to provide high resolution imaging and mechanical information of biological samples using a closed feedback loop to ensure precise positionining in the X,Y and Z dimensions.

The LCN has recently acquired a Bruker Dimension Icon for low noise, large sample analysis, which provides a 90 micron scan range system with a newly designed low noise closed loop XYZ scanner.

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