Atomic Force Microscopy Seminars on Line!


Agilent Technologies invites you to attend our scientific e-Seminars. These exclusive one-hour live events provide a great opportunity to learn about some of the latest atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques and applications. There will also be Q&A sessions in which all online attendees can query the presenters directly.


Register now for one or more of these informative events!



"New Cantilevers for Basic & Advanced AFM"


Date:              March 30 @ 10:00 a.m. (ET)



Topic 1:           Back to the Basics: How to Choose the Right Cantilever


Song Xu, Ph.D. (Agilent Technologies)


We will discuss one of the key fundamental aspects of obtaining a good-resolution AFM image of a sample, that is, how to choose the right cantilever for your application. There are more than 10 cantilever manufacturing companies around the world, each of which produces cantilevers made of different materials, with different coatings, stiffnesses, resonance frequencies, and qualities. We will discuss how to understand the parameters of a cantilever, which cantilever to choose, how to judge the quality of the tip, and how to take advantage of uniquely designed cantilevers.


Topic 2:            Advanced AFM Probes, Probes for Special Applications & New Tip Developments


Oliver Krause, Ph.D. (NanoWorld Group)


Besides "everyday use" AFM probes, there is a large variety of brand new tips and cantilevers now available for special applications. Many of these advanced AFM probes will be presented in this seminar. An overview of tips and cantilevers for exceptional or novel AFM applications (such as nanoindentation probes, cantilevers for imaging at higher harmonics, and tips for high-speed AFM) will be given.


"A Double Feature for Film Buffs"


Date:               April 7 @ 10:00 a.m. (ET)



Topic 1:            High-Resolution Characterization of Organic Ultrathin Films Using AFM


Jing-jiang Yu, Ph.D. (Agilent Technologies)


High-resolution characterization of organic ultrathin films and related materials using AFM provides a better understanding of interfacial structures and local properties. Various types of samples - including self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), polymers, and few-layer graphene (FLG) - are investigated with the Agilent 5600LS AFM system. Recent AFM examination results of high-throughput fabrication of SAM nanostructures via nonconventional lithography methods will also be shown.


Topic 2:            Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopy - One Tool, Multiple Applications


Malgorzata Kopycinska-Mueller, Ph.D. (IZFP-Dresden)


                        The atomic force acoustic microscopy (AFAM) technique employs resonance frequencies
                        of an AFM cantilever contacting a sample surface to determine its elastic properties. It is a
                        highly sensitive and versatile tool that can be used in a variety of applications. It is able to
                        work in imaging as well as spectroscopy mode providing us with information on the elastic
                        properties of the sample with nanoscale spatial resolution. It can be used to detect the
                        presence of self assembled monolayers as well as ferroelectric domains. The AFAM
                        method has been also used to detect subsurface defects, changes in the film-substrate
                        adhesion, and to determine elastic properties of films with thicknesses in the nm range.





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Agilent e-Seminars feature a user-friendly, web-based conferencing system that allows you and your colleagues to take part in real-time, interactive presentations on subjects that are pertinent to your work.

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