Asylum Research Cypher

Equipment Location: 
0014 Supercon

The Cypher is a state-of-the-art AFM from Asylum Research, featuring exceptionally low noise and fast scanning capabilities in addition to advanced scanning modes in air or liquid environments. Maximum lateral scan size on this instrument is 30 µm x 30 µm, and maximum vertical range is 5 µm.

In addition to modes requiring no additional hardware, the Cypher has the following
accessories and upgrades:

  • AM-FM viscoelastic mapping
  • Contact Resonance viscoelastic mapping
  • HV-PFM (piezoresponse force microscopy)
  • Droplet cantilever holder
  • Air Temperature Controller
  • blueDrive photothermal excitation for improved performance in liquid
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy