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Posted: Aug 09, 2011
Asylum Research Installs First Cypher AFM in China
(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force
microscopy (AFM/SPM), announced today that it has installed the first Cypher AFM system in China at the South China
Normal University in Guangzhou. Cypher, the world's fastest and highest resolution AFM, was installed in the lab of
Professor Xingsen Gao at the SCNU Institute for Advanced Materials by personnel from Asylum Research and Grapes
Hangzhou Technology Co. Ltd, Asylum's representative in China. Professor Gao's group will use Cypher to investigate
advanced piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and multiferroic materials.
Professor Gao commented, "Our new Cypher AFM is the first of its kind in China. We chose Cypher because of its true
atomic resolution and sophisticated PFM imaging techniques. We are planning to use it as a stable and powerful platform
for probing various nanoscale properties on multifunctional materials with integration of other electrical characterization
Shown with the Cypher AFM system, left to right: Amir Moshar (Asylum Research), Prof. Xingsen Gao
(SCNU), Dr. David Beck (Asylum Research), Yan Feng (HZGLP), and George Jiang (HZGLP).
Dr. David Beck, VP of Sales for Asylum Research in the Asia Pacific Region added, "We are very excited to have
Professor Gao as our first Cypher user in China. His research on multifunctional materials will take full advantage of
Cypher's revolutionary design, specifically fast scanning, high resolution, and advanced PFM modes such as Dual AC
Resonance Tracking (DART) and Band Excitation (BE). We expect that this will be the first of many more Cyphers in
China as researchers see the benefits of its unique and advanced capabilities."
Jason Cleveland, CEO of Asylum Research, will be demonstrating the Cypher AFM system at the upcoming China
NANO 2011 conference in Beijing from September 7-9 (Booth C29).
About Asylum Research
Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both
materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are an employee owned company dedicated to
innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 250 years combined AFM/SPM
experience among our staff. 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), thermal analysis, 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 and easy integration with most
commercially-available inverted optical microscopes.
Asylum's new Cypher AFM is the world's first 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, >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 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, Terry@AsylumResearch.com, Monte@AsylumResearch.com, www.AsylumResearch.com.