Asylum Research Scientists to Present Work in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy at MRS Spring Meeting

Asylum Research scientists will be presenting their recent work in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) at the upcoming MRS Spring Meeting, Session JJ, in San Francisco, CA on April 15-17, 2009.

Asylum's Dr. Roger Proksch will be co-instructor for a tutorial on April 15 on "Nanoscale Electromechanics and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy - Recent Advances and Applications to Ferroelectric and Biological Systems" with Drs. Alexei Gruverman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and William Brownell (Baylor College of Medicine).

Dr. Proksch will also be presenting an invited paper entitled "Multifrequency Response and Dissipation Mapping in Active Materials" on April 16, followed by "Nanoindentation-based Piezoresponse Imaging and Strain-induced Modification of Ferroelectric Domains" presented by Dr. Alejandro Bonilla (with Keith Jones and Roger Proksch), also of Asylum Research. Session JJ is open to all MRS attendees and is chaired by Dr. Brownell, Dr. Sergei V. Kalinin (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Dr. Anna N. Morozovska (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), and Dr. Nagarajan Valanoor (University of New South Wales). Advanced Piezoresponse Force Microscopy capabilities are offered on all Asylum Research AFMs, including the MFP-3D™ Series and the new Cypher™ AFM. A 24-page monograph on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy is available at no charge from Asylum Research and can be viewed at

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