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AFM Workshop and Open Lab
University of Manchester
20-21, November 2018

Learn How Video-Rate AFM Can Capture Nanoscale Dynamics

This informative, free worksop is an excellent chance to learn about the latest advancements in AFM. The first day will include lectures by Asylum Research who will discuss recent AFM innovations including video-rate AFM with the Cypher VRS. University of Manchester researchers will also present their latest research results using AFM. Registrants can sign up for a one hour session to see a demonstration of video-rate imaging with the Cypher VRS AFM.

The second day will feature an Open Lab. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with Asylum scientists in front of the instrument to learn tips and tricks, or to get help with imaging. Limited spots will be available, so we encourage early registration.


Registration is free, but all attendees must register due to limited seating. If you wish to bring a sample to the Open Lab, be sure to tell us the details of your sample and the techniques you wish to see. Open Lab times are on a first-come, first-served basis. 


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20 Nov.

  9:00 – 9:30am

  Arrival, registration



  9:30 – 9:35

  Introduction and Welcome

  Chris Mulcahy, Asylum Research


  9:35 – 10:15

 Beyond Topography: The Latest   Advances in AFM

  Chris Mulcahy, Asylum Research


  10:15 – 10:40

  Title and speaker to be confirmed

  Alex Marsden, Univ. of Manchester


  10:40 – 11:00




  11:00 – 11:40

  Title to be determined

Laura Fumagalli, Univ. of Manchester


  11:40 – 12:30pm

  Video-Rate AFM with the Cypher VRS

 Jonathan Moffat, Asylum Research


  12:30 – 1:30

  Lunch provided



  1:30 – 2:30
  2:30 – 3:30
  4:00 – 5:00

  Cypher VRS Demonstration
 (select a time slot in registration)

Jonathan Moffat and Chris Mulcahy,
Asylum Research

21 Nov.

  9:00am – 10:30
  11:00 – 12:30pm
  1:30 – 3:00
  3:30 – 5:00

  Open AFM Lab
 (select a time slot in registration)

Jonathan Moffat and Chris Mulcahy,
Asylum Research



Chris Mulcahy, Asylum Research