Asylum Research Install First Cypher AFM in China

Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM), announced today that it has installed the first Cypher AFM system in China at the South China Normal University in Guangzhou.

The Cypher system was installed in the lab of Professor Xingsen Gao at the SCNU Institute for Advanced Materials by personnel from Asylum Research and Grapes Hangzhou Technology Co. Ltd, Asylum's representative in China. Professor Gao's group will use Cypher to investigate advanced piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and multiferroic materials.

Shown with the Cypher AFM system, left to right: Amir Moshar (Asylum Research), Prof. Xingsen Gao (SCNU), Dr. David Beck (Asylum Research), Yan Feng (HZGLP), and George Jiang (HZGLP).

Professor Gao commented, "Our new Cypher AFM is the first of its kind in China. We chose Cypher because of its true atomic resolution and sophisticated PFM imaging techniques. We are planning to use it as a stable and powerful platform for probing various nanoscale properties on multifunctional materials with integration of other electrical characterization methods."

Dr. David Beck, VP of Sales for Asylum Research in the Asia Pacific Region added, "We are very excited to have Professor Gao as our first Cypher user in China. His research on multifunctional materials will take full advantage of Cypher's revolutionary design, specifically fast scanning, high resolution, and advanced PFM modes such as Dual AC Resonance Tracking (DART) and Band Excitation (BE). We expect that this will be the first of many more Cyphers in China as researchers see the benefits of its unique and advanced capabilities."

Jason Cleveland, CEO of Asylum Research, will be demonstrating the Cypher AFM system at the upcoming China NANO 2011 conference in Beijing from September 7-9 (Booth C29).


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Asylum Research - An Oxford Instruments Company. (2019, February 12). Asylum Research Install First Cypher AFM in China. AZoNano. Retrieved on February 26, 2024 from

  • MLA

    Asylum Research - An Oxford Instruments Company. "Asylum Research Install First Cypher AFM in China". AZoNano. 26 February 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    Asylum Research - An Oxford Instruments Company. "Asylum Research Install First Cypher AFM in China". AZoNano. (accessed February 26, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Asylum Research - An Oxford Instruments Company. 2019. Asylum Research Install First Cypher AFM in China. AZoNano, viewed 26 February 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Azthena logo powered by Azthena AI

Your AI Assistant finding answers from trusted AZoM content

Azthena logo with the word Azthena

Your AI Powered Scientific Assistant

Hi, I'm Azthena, you can trust me to find commercial scientific answers from

A few things you need to know before we start. Please read and accept to continue.

  • Use of “Azthena” is subject to the terms and conditions of use as set out by OpenAI.
  • Content provided on any AZoNetwork sites are subject to the site Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • Large Language Models can make mistakes. Consider checking important information.

Great. Ask your question.

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.