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Posted: Jan 06, 2014

Asylum Research Announces the 4th Euro AFM Forum

(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company, in conjunction with Georg-August Universität Göttingen, announces the 4nd Euro AFM Forum to be held March 17-19, 2014. The Euro AFM Forum is organized as a venue where researchers can share and exchange cutting-edge AFM research in both material and life science disciplines. The conference offers attendees three days of lecture sessions by international keynote speakers, lectures selected by the conference committee, a poster session and image contest. The Forum also features live equipment demonstration sessions where attendees can learn about new AFM technologies, “ask an expert,” and receive tips and tricks. Demonstrated techniques will include high resolution and fast scanning AFM; blueDrive™ photothermal excitation and imaging in fluid; cell imaging / cell mechanics / force measurements; nanoscale viscoelastic measurements; electrical characterization; and piezoresponse force microscopy. The Euro AFM Forum is recommended for both experienced AFM users as well as for those scientists who wish to learn more about how AFM can contribute to their research.
“We are very excited to hold our 4th Euro AFM Forum at Georg-August Universität whereby leading researchers may share their research with their colleagues,” said Ludger Weisser, Director of European sales, Asylum Research, Germany. “Asylum’s mission is to provide scientific solutions, not just instruments, and the Euro AFM Forum is a cornerstone for our relationships with researchers and an important part of our mission to share our knowledge with the AFM community.”
The Euro Forum lectures will include talks by these invited speakers:
  • Andrei Kholkin, University of Aveiro
  • Wouter Roos, VU University Amsterdam
  • Josef Käs, Leipzig University
  • Toshio Ando, Kanazawa University
  • Fernando Moreno-Herrero, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid
  • Arnaud Caron, Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken
  • Jason Cleveland, Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company, Santa Barbara
  • Online submissions are now open for contributed talks and posters, the image contest, and early discounted registration at www.AsylumResearch.com/EuroForum. Abstract submission closes March 1, 2014.
    About Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company
    Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force microscopy for both materials and bioscience applications, dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology. Founded in 1999, Asylum Research has over 300 years combined AFM/SPM experience among our staff. Asylum Research AFMs are used for a variety of nanoscience applications in material science, physics, polymers, chemistry, biomaterials, and bioscience, including single molecule mechanical experiments on DNA, protein unfolding and polymer elasticity, as well as force measurements for biomaterials, chemical sensing, polymers, colloidal forces, adhesion, and more.
    Asylum’s MFP-3D™ family of AFMs sets the standard for AFM technology, with unprecedented precision and flexibility. Four configurations now comprise the MFP-3D family. The MFP-3D Origin, the most affordable member, offers performance and full upgrade potential. The full MFP-3D provides performance with the maximum versatility of a wide range of modes and accessories. The MFP-3D-BIO™ is the only full capability AFM integrated with commercial inverted optical microscopes for advanced bioscience research. In addition, our MFP NanoIndenter™ offers the only true instrumented indenting for quantitative measurements.
    The Cypher™ AFM is the highest resolution fast scanning AFM, now with environmental control. Cypher provides low-drift closed loop atomic resolution for the most accurate images and measurements possible today, point defect atomic resolution, >20X faster AC imaging with small cantilevers, Spot-On™ automated laser and photodetector alignment for easy setup, integrated thermal, acoustic and vibration control, and broad support for all major AFM/SPM scanning modes and capabilities.
    Asylum Research offers the best warranties in the industry, ranging from two to five years, along with unmatched customer support. Asylum has global sales and service offices in Germany, UK, Japan, Shanghai and Taiwan.
    Source: Asylum Research (press release)
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