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Posted: Jul 19, 2011

Bruker Announces Fast Scanning for the MultiMode Atomic Force Microscope

(Nanowerk News) Bruker today announced new fast scanning capabilities for the MultiMode® 8 Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The system's new ScanAsyst-HR feature provides a direct 6X increase in imaging rate for significantly improved research productivity.
Bruker MultiMode 8 Atomic Force Microscope
Bruker MultiMode 8 Atomic Force Microscope
This remarkable development leverages Bruker's exclusive ScanAsyst® Imaging Mode, which has established itself as the industry standard for AFM ease of use. With the release of ScanAsyst-HR, Bruker becomes the first and only AFM manufacturer to provide fast scanning capabilities on two different AFM platforms, the MultiMode 8, which provides the highest resolution and research versatility and the Dimension FastScan, which provides the ultimate in AFM speed and large-sample AFM performance. Together, the MultiMode 8 and the Dimension FastScan make faster and more productive AFM a reality and make it accessible to researchers for almost any application and instrumentation budget.

"The MultiMode platform has been the gold standard for AFM resolution and versatility in the research community for over fifteen years," said Mark R. Munch, Ph.D., President of the Bruker Nano Surfaces Division. "Adding ScanAsyst-HR makes the same excellent resolution and performance now available at scan rates 6X faster than conventional scan rates and enables up to 20X faster survey scanning, providing significant research advantages for the entire range of AFM applications."

"The introduction of ScanAsyst-HR fast scanning capability on the MultiMode 8 is another example of Bruker's commitment to improving the productivity and ease of use of atomic force microscopy. That it comes just three months after the release of our revolutionary Dimension FastScan AFM is evidence of our continuing technical leadership," added David V. Rossi, Vice President and General Manager of Bruker's AFM Business. He continued: "The MultiMode 8 builds on the celebrated reputation of the MultiMode platform as the gold standard for resolution and performance. ScanAsyst-HR is the latest in a long line of improvements to the MultiMode 8 capabilities, ease of use and productivity."

About the MultiMode 8 and ScanAsyst-HR
The MultiMode 8 is Bruker's premier high-resolution research AFM, which is available with an extensive list of new features and accessories that make it ideal for some of the most demanding AFM applications. ScanAsyst- HR on the MultiMode 8 makes faster AFM imaging accessible to an even broader segment of the AFM research market and additionally provides an upgrade path for existing users of older MultiMode AFMs. This is the latest in a series of significant enhancements to the MultiMode platform, which include Bruker's exclusive new PeakForce QNM® and PeakForce TUNA® modes for quantitative nanomechanical and nanoelectrical characterization to support energy storage and energy generation research applications.
About Bruker Corporation
Bruker Corporation is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis. For more information about Bruker Corporation, please visit www.bruker.com.
Source: Bruker (press release)
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