Bruker ICON System

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• Proprietary sensor design achieves closed-loop performance with open-loop noise levels for previously unseen resolution on a large-sample, tip-scanning AFM • Significantly reduced noise floor enables imaging at atomic level in contact mode, with less than 30pm in Tapping Mode • Drift rates less than 200pm per minute render distortion-free images • Direct force control prevents tip damage, even on very hard, rough samples • Reduces occurrence of artifacts due to dull or broken probe tips • Narrow trenches and pits cause problems for TappingMode due to excessive damping of the probe oscillation • Peak Force Tapping is immune to these effects, easily reaching the bottom of these types of difficult features • Probe Stays Sharp after Many Scans

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SPID was created to drive interdisciplinary research bridging the gap between hard nanostructures, soft materials, biological sciences, quantitative mechanical and electrical analysis and nanopatterning. SPID provides a wide range of imaging instrumentation and support facilities for atomic to molecular imaging. It supports a broad range of nanoscale science and technology characterization needs at nanoscale by providing state-of-the-art resources coupled with expert staff. Research at SPID encompasses physical and chemical sciences, engineering and life sciences, and has a strong inter-disciplinary emphasis. Every week, several new users coming from NU campuses, academia, industry, and government laboratories learn to use tools available in the center to carry out their research projects.

The primary focus of SPID is to provide both quantitative and qualitative scanning probe microscopy and biomaterials nanopatterning based highly advanced instrumentations to enable materials, nanopatterning and biomedical research by a diverse group of scientists, industries and clinicians representing numerous disciplines. SPID works in partnership with several industrial partners and specifically Bruker Metrology Surface Division to develop advanced instrumentation for quantitative analysis. SPID serves as a hub for numerous global partnerships both in terms of facility development and research.

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