Part of the Oxford Instruments Group

AFM Workshop and Open Lab
at the University of Notre Dame 

December 4-5, 2018

Discover the Power and Easy Operation of Cypher AFMs

This informative, free worksop is an excellent chance to learn about the latest advancements in AFM. Asylum Research will discuss blueDrive photothermal excitation that makes tapping mode imaging in fluid remarkably simple, stable and quantitative. You’ll also have the opportunity to also see how easy it is to image at video-rate speeds of up to 625 line per second with the Cypher VRS for materials and bioscience. The Open Lab is an excellent opportunity to meet with Asylum scientists to learn tips and tricks, or to get help with imaging.


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. 


University of Notre Dame
236 Cavanaugh Dr.
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Fitzpatrick, 258 
Open Lab: Stepan Chemistry Hall 146

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Dec. 4

  9:00 – 9:30am

 Arrival, registration



  9:30 – 9:35

 Introduction and Welcome

  Chris Orsulak, Asylum Research


  9:35 – 10:15

 Video-Rate AFM and blueDrive       Photothermal Excitation with the Cypher AFM

  Keith Jones, Asylum Research


  10:15 – 10:45

 Discriminating Residues in a Single Protein Molecule Using a Sub-nanopore

  Dr. Greg Timp, Univ. of Notre Dame 


  10:45 – 11:00




  11:00 – 12:00pm

 A look under the hood of Cypher VRS

  Asylum Research


  12:00 – 1:00

 Lunch provided



  1:00 – 5:00

 Open AFM Lab

 Asylum Research

Dec. 5

  9:00am – 1:00pm

Open AFM Lab

  Asylum Research



Chris Orsulak, Asylum Research