Atomic Force Microscopy at the Nano Research Facility

Atomic Force Microscopy

VEECO DIMENSION 3100 AFM

Atomic Force Microscope at the NRF at DCU

The Dimension 3100 AFM is a multi-mode atomic force microscope, equipped with a NanoScope IIIa controller for topological imaging of surfaces on the micro and nano scale. Our purpose built AFM lab is equipped with a vibration isolation platform and the instrument is housed in an isolation hood to reduce noise.

The sample stage allows for large samples sizes, with a scan size of up to 100 µm in the X & Y and 6 µm in the Z. As it operates in air, sample preparation is minimal and the instrument is suitable for a large range of applications:

  • Polymers
  • Biomaterials and Biological Specimens
  • Metals
  • Thin Films
  • Ceramics

The Dimension 3100 can operate in various modes :  

  • Contact mode
  • Tapping mode
  • Phase imaging
  • Lateral force mode
  • Force imaging
  • Magnetic force mode

Prices:

Academic:  €13/hr

Industry:     On Request

Contact:

Admin: research.facilities@dcu.ie

Technical: barry.oconnell@dcu.ie