Asylum Research MFP-3D AFM


These two AFMs from Asylum Research feature closed-loop, low noise, high precision scanners, with Q-controlled AC modes (with phase imaging), piezo response imaging, contact mode with lateral force, and detailed force-distance measurements. These systems allow scanning in air or liquid environments, and have extensive nanomanipulation and nanolithography capabilities. Maximum lateral scan size on these instruments is 90 µm x 90 µm, and maximum vertical range is 15 µm.

In addition to modes requiring no additional hardware, the MFP-3D-SA instruments have the following accessories and upgrades:

  • ORCA conductive AFM
  • Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy
  • PolymerHeater (up to 300 °C)
  • BioHeater with associated Environmental Controller
  • Closed fluid cell


Senior Research Scientist