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AFM Workshop at CSCI, Garcia Lab
Madrid, Spain
November 30, 2018

Discover the Power of Multifrequency AFM

AFM is experiencing a current evolution from single to multifrequency excitation and detection schemes to yield more quantitative information about nanoscale material properties. This free workshop, hosted in conjunction with CSIC and the Ricardo Garcia Lab, is a solid introduction to multifrequency imaging that will cover the history, fundamentals and current applications. Lectures and hands-on demonstrations will focus on nanomechanics and multifrequency imaging modes. We’ll also present the latest innovations on video-rate imaging. Demonstrations will be done on the Asylum Research Cypher AFM with blueDrive photothermal excitation.


Prof. Ricardo Garcia, ICMM-CSIC
Rafaël Barbattini and Julien Lopez, Oxford Instruments Asylum Research
Nikos Ekizoglou, Irida 


Campus de Cantoblanco,
Calle Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 3,
28049 Madrid, Spain

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Nov. 30

  9:00 – 9:30am

  Arrival, registration



  9:30 – 9:45

  Introduction and Overview of AFMs

  Julien Lopez, Asylum Research
  Nikos Ekizoglou, Irida 


  9:45 – 10:15

  Beyond Topography:  Nanomechanics

  Rafaël Barbattini, Asylum Research


  10:20 – 10:50

  Bimodal AFM Introduction (5 min);
  Fast and High Resolution       
  Nanomechanical Mapping of Proteins
  and Polymers by Bimodal AFM

 Ricardo Garcia, Victor G. Gisbert,
 and Carlos A. Amo, CSIC


  11:55 – 11:15




  11:15 – 12:45

  Lab: Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM;
  Nanomechanics of Polymers

  Asylum Research


  12:45 – 14:00pm

  Lunch provided



  14:00 – 15:15

  Lab: Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM;
  Cypher ES Imaging in Liquid

 Asylum Research



  Wrap up




Nikos Ekizoglou, Irida
+34 675966041