Atomic Force Microscopy

Instrument: Bruker Catalyst


AFM is an imaging technique, sometimes referred to as a type of scanning probe microscopy, that offers nanometre-scale resolution. However AFM can also by used as a spectroscopic method that is used to measure atomic forces directly. It is used widely in nanotechnology to visualise and measure materials of interest.

More generally, AFM is used in surface chemistry to understand material properties and it is also widely used in biological science to understand cell-wall behaviour and the mechanical properties of proteins.

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