Nanosurf announces WaveMode, a new AFM imaging mode launched at the 2022 Biophysical Society meeting. WaveMode is the fastest force curve-based imaging mode with application to all samples and all environments and is available exclusively on the DriveAFM.
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It represents the first commercially available off-resonance mode that can use photothermal actuation of the cantilever – instead of the traditional piezoacoustic actuation – to enable fast, stable, and gentle imaging. This new mode continues the tradition of Nanosurf’s 25-year history of innovation in scanning probe microscopy.
WaveMode offers users of all experience levels and backgrounds many advantages, including fast imaging rates, no cantilever tuning, and a fully automated laser and photodetector alignment. This new imaging mode is based on CleanDrive, Nanosurf’s exclusive photothermal actuation of the cantilever; CleanDrive provides stable, low drift, and high signal to noise cantilever tunes that are insensitive to changes in the environment. Providing key advantages in both liquid and air environments, WaveMode enables a faster workflow and improved results for AFM imaging in both the life science and materials science applications.
The DriveAFM was released in 2020 and is Nanosurf’s flagship AFM platform based on a tip-scanning design combining atomic resolution, imaging capability from the atomic scale through 100 mm, full motorization, and fast scanning. With innovations in scanner design and optical beam path engineering, the DriveAFM offers superior research performance.
Nanosurf was founded in 1997 in Liestal, Switzerland, and has since become one of the most trusted and established AFM brands in the market today. While Nanosurf continues to develop and manufacture AFMs at its Swiss headquarters, it is a global company with direct sales, service and support operations in China, Germany, India, Singapore, the UK and US.