Building, Bristol University, the location of the 10th Seeing at the
By Will Soutter
The AZoNano team were lucky enough to attend Bruker's Seeing
event in Bristol last week, in the spectacular Wills
Building in Bristol. There were some fantastic covering speakers
covering all aspects of atomic force microscopy as it is being used at
the cutting edge of the research world.
The videos below show the great demos the Bruker
Nano Surfaces team
were able to give us of the tools they were exhibiting at the event.
Dimension FastScan AFM
The Dimension FastScan is the world's fastest atomic
delivering extreme imaging speeds without loss of resolution.
video, Hartmut Statler from Bruker Nano Surfaces demonstrates the
capabilities of the FastScan, ramping the refresh rate of an AFM image
up to over a frame per second. This performance opens up real-time
imaging applications, such as monitoring adsorption processes and the
movement of atoms on a surface.
The Innova-IRIS system is the result of a partnership
Nano Surfaces and Renishaw. It tightly integrates a high-stability AFM
platform with a top-of-the-line Raman spectrometer, in both hardware
and software, allowing chemical or crystallographic information to be
correlated with AFM topography.
Thomas Müller from Bruker Nano Surfaces demonstrated the Innova-IRIS
for us, including some new TERS (Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) data
obtained using this AFM-Raman system.
Peak Force Tapping® Imaging Mode
Bruker's new Peak Force Tapping® AFM mode allows extremely low
tip-sample interactions. In this video, Chris Gregory uses the new
8 AFM to demonstrate the benefits of this new mode. Also
shown are the ScanAsyst and ScanAsyst-HR modes, which allow for
and straightforward setup, achieving faster and more consistent
Hartmut from Bruker is back in this video, this time showing us the
Catalyst™ AFM. The Catalyst is designed to be integrated with
a wide range of inverted optical microscopes, making it perfect for
life science applications.
The Catalyst also integrates with a wide range of bio-friendly
accessories, such as the Perfusing Stage Incubator, which maintains the
conditions necessary for AFM studies of live cells.