Cypher S: High Resolution Fast Scanning AFM

The Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Cypher S AFM offers both ultra-high resolution and rapid scanning. It is the entry-level model of Asylum’s highly modular Cypher AFM platform, and it is easy to upgrade to the Cypher ES’s environmental control accessories and the Cypher VRS1250’s video-rate imaging capabilities.

The Cypher S allows measurements in both gas and liquid environments and is compatible with a wide range of imaging modes, making it an excellent choice for academic research and industrial R&D in a variety of domains in materials science and life science.

Easily and Routinely Obtain Higher Spatial Resolution

The Cypher S was built from the bottom up with ultra-high spatial resolution in mind. Its mechanical design is so reliable that it may be utilized without any extra vibration isolation. Unlike other AFMs, the “mechanical loop” connecting the sample to the AFM cantilever is totally enclosed within the scanner, making it short, rigid, and practically resistant to external sources of vibration and acoustic noise.

On most AFMs, reaching an atomic and molecular resolution is a “hero experiment,” however on the Cypher S, these findings may be accomplished easily and frequently in any laboratory and on any day.

Fast Scanning Increases Productivity

Every component in the Cypher S has been engineered to allow for speedier scanning. Conventional AFMs, which account for the vast majority of AFMs marketed today, scan images at just 1–2 lines per second, taking several minutes to collect each image. Fast scanning AFMs, such as the Cypher S, can image 10–20× quicker, enabling images to be obtained in under a minute.

Users may complete their tasks faster using a Cypher S instead of devoting an entire day to AFM imaging. This boosts their research productivity by allowing users to devote more time to other characterization approaches or planning the next experiment.

Both New Users and AFM Experts Easily Obtain Exceptional Results

Additionally, the Cypher S is incredibly practical and simple to use. It may be placed practically anywhere in the lab due to its compact footprint and great noise immunity. The new Ergo software from Asylum supports several of the most popular imaging modes and has an easy workflow and exclusive AUTOPILOT algorithm for automatic picture capture.

The Igor Pro-based software from Asylum allows more experienced AFM users to fully utilize all modes. As a result, the Cypher S is ideal for large interdisciplinary research groups as well as shared multi-user imaging facilities.

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