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Posted: March 18, 2010
Asylum Research and LENS Invited to Demonstrate MFP-3D AFM at World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi
(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research, a technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy
(AFM/SPM), in collaboration with LENS (Laboratory for Energy and Nano Science), MASDAR Institute of Science and
Technology, was recently invited to showcase the MFP-3D™ AFM at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2010 in
Abu Dhabi. The WFES is the most important meeting of its kind for discussion of world future energy needs and
solutions. The event was attended by government officials, industry leaders, policy makers, investors, activists, and
scientists from more than 130 countries where they discussed the challenges of rising energy demands and viewed new
technologies that will help to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable future.
Dr. Matteo Chiesa (foreground) and Asylum Research’s Mick Phillips (right) discuss AFM solar energy applications with visitors to the MASDAR LENS booth, including His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi (left).
The MFP-3D took center stage at the MASDAR Institute booth where attendees to the conference were able to see the
AFM in action and discover the wide range of AFM applications for alternative/renewable energy applications. Asylum
Research UK Applications Scientist, Dr. Mick Phillips, in charge of the AFM during the conference, commented: “The
Atomic Force Microscope will be pivotal in the area of alternative/renewable energy research in the coming years, not
only for characterising surface morphologies of these novel materials, but also to provide information as to the efficiency
and viability of the materials via new electrical characterization techniques available on the MFP-3D.”
Added Dr. Matteo Chiesa, Head of LENS at the MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology, “We are proud to attend
the World Future Energy Summit 2010 here in Abu Dhabi. The research we are carrying out at LENS is critical to the
development of new materials that will meet the challenge of rising energy demands and allow for more efficient energy
production. The MFP-3D AFM allows us to carry out some of the most advanced research necessary to assess the
properties of the energy harvesting materials produced at LENS and our collaboration with Asylum Research is vital for
pursuing our goals in the field.”
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
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, 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.