Latest Magnetic force microscope Stories

2014-06-24 23:04:33

Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems and nano technology tool providers for research labs and industry, invites Semicon West attendees to an exciting AFM luncheon and reception, featuring guest speaker Phil Kaszuba who currently directs the Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory at IBM. The luncheon, open to AFM users, will be held in conjunction with Semicon West on July 9 from 11:30-2:30 at Jillian’s Restaurant, courtesy of Park Systems. Santa...

2012-06-15 11:53:30

Experienced anglers know that choppy waters make for difficult fishing, so they try not to rock the boat. Thanks to a new microscopy technique, cell biology researchers can heed that same advice. University of Illinois researchers developed a method they call “trolling AFM,” which allows them to study soft biological samples in liquid with high resolution and high quality. Led by mechanical science and engineering professor Min-Feng Yu, the group published its findings in the...

2011-11-22 12:25:16

A magnetic force microscope (MFM) can determine the distribution of stray fields at a level of tens of nanometers near the surface of magnetic films, and therefore is an effective tool for observing the domain structures in magnetic grains of submicrometer size. At present, the coercivity of normal MFM cantilevers is about 0.3 kOe. Being affected by the magnetism of the measured material, the stability of these cantilevers is unsatisfactory. By applying a FePt layer, the coercivity can reach...

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