Low Noise AFM

We are working with Asylum Research under a joing development contract towards the commercialisation of low noise AFM technology developed within the Nanoscale Function Group. This collaboration has so far yielded enhancements in fluid cell imaging stability and ongoing work is focused on extension of the instrument to include direct cantilever excitation. The low noise AFM takes full advantage of the sensitivity and useability afforded by Digital-FM. A PhD project has been initialised as part of the collaboration to further develop low noise AFM technology to allow high-speed imaging.

Collaboration Benefits

  • Hardware development design and prototyping support
  • Software Development collaboration and integration
  • Reciprocal flow of technology and knowledge
  • Workshops and training
  • Site visits
  • Development of career opportunities in industry

Low Noise AFM
Figure 1: Low Noise AFM

Projects Using Low Noise AFM

Lipid Membrane Nanostructure


High Resolution AFM in Liquid

Group Members working on this project

Dr. Jason Kilpatrick

Tim Brosnan

Funding Sources

Funding Sources

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