AFM at X-ray Optics Lab
It is possible now for MAX IV users to characterize their samples with true Atomic Force Microscopy, using the Dimension 3100 machine from Veeco/Digital Instruments. As with other activities involving the support microscopy labs, the instrument time is given primarily in conjunction with granted beamtime.
Dimension 3100 is has been introduced to market in late 1990-ies. Despite seemingly old, it is still competitive with the brand-new AFMs in terms of high-resolution topography determination. It is capable of both contact and tapping modes, allowing thus for characterization of both solids and soft matter objects. Under the menu item “User information” to the right you will find sample requirements and the list of typical cantilevers that we use. The true working resolution achieved in different scanning modes is shown in the image gallery.