Bruker has released the NanoMechanics Lab™, a suite of force-mapping modes that enable Dimension FastScan® and Icon® AFM systems to perform quantitative nanoscale characterization, extending from soft hydrogels and polymers to stiff metals and ceramics. The NanoMechanics Lab encompasses a broad range of nanoscale AFM measurement techniques, including the well-established Force Volume mode, as well as the new high-accuracy PeakForce QNM, FASTForce Volume and FASTForce Volume Contact Resonance modes. Utilizing advanced algorithms and exclusive AFM probe manufacturing methods, these modes deliver the most repeatable and accurate high-volume quantitative measurements, adding in data cubes for multi-dimensional nanoscale analysis of materials.
“In particular, Bruker’s new implementation of contact resonance offers a significantly improved capability in both accessibility and performance,” said Dalia Yablon, Ph.D., Founder at SurfaceChar LLC. “Coupled with the advances in well-controlled and pre-calibrated probes, I anticipate this new, user-friendly implementation will broaden the use of contact resonance into a wider variety of application areas, such as polymers.”
With thousands of peer-reviewed scientific publications in academia and thousands of QC AFM measurements per day in factories around the world, Bruker’s unsurpassed track record of quantitative, nanomechanical characterization has been leading since our initial AFM innovations in contact and tapping modes 30 years ago. We are extremely satisfied with how the new products enable the easiest and most accurate nanomechanics characterization for advanced materials development.
David V. Rossi, General Manager, Bruker AFM