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Posted: Oct 18, 2010

Asylum Research Presents the Cypher United Kingdom and Ireland Scan Tour

(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe and atomic force microscopy (SPM/AFM), announces that it will be conducting a tour throughout the UK and Ireland over the coming months to bring its revolutionary Cypher AFM to leading universities across the region. Three legs of the Cypher Scan Tour in the UK will take place this autumn with more dates to follow for next year (including Ireland).
Each day's agenda will include an initial presentation describing the Cypher AFM and its unique features, followed by an opportunity to "look inside the box" and really get to grips with its revolutionary design. Attendees will then be able to see Cypher in action, with a demonstration of the unique capabilities of the world's highest resolution AFM, including closed loop atomic resolution, fast scanning, and advanced ease of use features such as SpotOn™ automatic laser and photodiode alignment.
The afternoon session is open for imaging attendee's samples. Three slots will be available each afternoon for attending groups to assess their own samples using their scanning modes of choice. The first three Scan Tour locations will be the University of Leeds (November 16 to 18), the London Centre for Nanotechnology (November 30 to December 2), and the University of Warwick (December 14 to 16).
Please contact Chris Mulcahy for additional information (; +44(0)1869 255775) to register.
Registration is free and all interested parties are welcome. Attendance is limited so early registration is recommended.
Dr. Chris Mulcahy, Managing Director of Asylum Research UK Ltd. commented: "We are thrilled to be taking to the road with Cypher across the UK and Ireland. The Scan Tour will be a great opportunity for all AFM users to see the world's highest resolution AFM in action and with several locations planned across the whole of the UK and Ireland in both 2010 and 2011, we'll never be too far away!"
Tapping/AC mode image of calcite in water, 15nm scan
Tapping/AC mode image of calcite in water, 15nm scan, 1Ĺ height scale. The point defects remained visible through several images, demonstrating Cypher's true atomic resolution.
About Asylum Research
Asylum Research is the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are a company dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 250 years combined AFM/SPM experience from our scientists, engineers and software developers. Our instruments 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 product line offers imaging and measurement capabilities for a wide range of samples, including advanced techniques such as electrical characterization (CAFM, KFM, EFM), high voltage piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM), magnetic force microscopy (MFM) with our unique variable field module, quantitative nanoindenting, and a wide range of environmental accessories and application-ready modules.
Asylum's MFP-3D set the standard for AFM technology, with unprecedented precision and flexibility. The MFP-3D is the first AFM with true independent piezo positioning in all three axes, combined with low noise closed-loop feedback sensor technology. The MFP-3D offers both top and bottom sample viewing for easy integration with most commercially-available inverted optical microscopes.
Asylum's new Cypher AFM is the world's first completely new small sample AFM/SPM in over a decade, and sets the new standard as the world's highest resolution AFM. Cypher provides low-drift closed loop atomic resolution for the most accurate images and measurements possible today, rapid AC imaging with small cantilevers, Spot-On™ automated laser 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 lowest cost of ownership of any AFM company. Ask us about our industry-best 2-year warranty, our legendary product and applications support, and our exclusive 6-month money-back satisfaction guarantee. We are dedicated to providing the most technically advanced AFMs for researchers who want to take their experiments to the next level. Asylum Research also distributes third party cantilevers from Olympus, Nanoworld/Nanosensors, and our own MFM and iDrive™ tips.
For additional information, contact Terry Mehr, Director of Marketing Communications, or Monteith Heaton, EVP, Marketing/Business Development, Asylum Research, 6310 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, 805-696- 6466x224/227,,,
Source: Asylum Research (press release)
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