Instrument: Cypher

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) used for Materials characterisation, topography, force measurements


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Post author: Lauren Hyde. Last update: 16/06/2014 at 1:02 pm by Lauren Hyde.






Manufacturer: Asylum Research

Cypher™ AFM, the first totally new small sample AFM/SPM in over a decade. More capability, more control, more functionality, more modularity, and more resolution – all with >20X faster scanning and striking ease of use

Benefits of the Cypher

Choose this instrument for:

Closed loop imaging from tens of microns down to atomic scales
Small cantilevers for high-speed scanning
High-speed, low-noise force measurements
High-bandwidth data acquisition
Diffraction-limited optical sample viewing/imaging
Automated laser alignment

Technical features and specifications

Maximum image area x/y: 30 µm, z: 5 µm.
Maximum sample size: 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm (if your sample is bigger please contact us to discuss about it)
Resolution: 0.6 Å in the X and Y directions and 0.5 Å in the Z direction
Manufacturer: Asylum Research


Capacity: We encourage greater utilisation
Operation: User operated training provided, User or facility staff operate pricing may vary
Access: External researcher use available