Asylum Research Installs First Cypher AFM in Mexico at ININ

Published on June 24, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM), announces that it has installed the first Cypher AFM in Mexico at the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares (ININ) facility in Salazar.

The system was installed by personnel from Micra Nanotecnologia and Asylum Research in the lab of Dr. Manuel Espinosa at ININ. Dr. Espinosa’s group will use Cypher to investigate new materials, and to study archeological materials and art restoration processes. This work will include internal projects as well as collaboration projects with other national research institutes and universities.

Shown with the Cypher AFM system, left to right: Dr. Gilberto Mondragon-Galicia (ININ), Ing. Pavel Lopez (ININ), Ing. Carlos Segovia (Micra Nanotecnologia), Dr. Manuel Espinosa (Head of the Laboratory at the ININ), Ing. Miguel Urbano (Micra Nanotecnologia), Cristian Urrutia (Micra Nanotecnologia), and Amir Moshar (Asylum Research).

ININ, Asociación Mexicana de Microscopía, Micra Nanotecnologia and Asylum Research are also co-sponsoring a Mexico Atomic Force Microscopy Seminar at ININ’s Ocoyoacac facility, July 19-22. Agenda and registration information can be found here. Micra Nanotecnologia invites existing and prospective AFM users to attend the Seminar and/or to contact them for more information or a Cypher demonstration (Carlos Segovia, +52 (55) 8502-5000, csegovia@micra.com.mx).

Carlos Segovia, President of Micra Nanotecnologia, Asylum’s representative in Mexico, Argentina, and Central America, commented, “We are excited about our first Cypher installation in Mexico, and Dr. Espinosa is especially gratified since his new Cypher is also the first AFM at the ININ. We welcome everyone interested in AFM to attend our Seminar at ININ to learn more about AFM and to see Cypher in action.”

Added Dr. Espinosa of ININ, “Our new Cypher AFM is the first one of its kind in Mexico. This instrument is being applied in the study of surface measurements of nanomaterials like nanocatalysts, nanotubes, metallic nanowires, bimetallic nanoparticles, ionic crystals doped with rare earths, thin films, hybrid materials, biological surfaces, as well as the analysis of cultural heritage. The Cypher AFM will bring new possibilities in our scientific group to study materials surfaces in the nanoworld.”

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