Part of the Oxford Instruments Group

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

Discover Where Modern AFM Can Take Your Research

Asylum Research, in collaboration with the Univ. of Manchester’s BioAFM facility, will host a free workshop on the latest advances in AFM aimed at both AFM novices as well as existing users wishing to expand their knowledge. The first day includes lectures by Asylum Research and Univ. of Manchester scientists who will discuss recent AFM innovations and how AFM is essential to their research. AFM experts will answer “anything about AFM” in the Q&A open discussion. Attendees can also sign up for a one hour session to see some of these novel AFM techniques and video-rate imaging with the Cypher VRS. The second day features an Open Lab, an excellent opportunity to meet with Asylum scientists in front of the AFM to learn tips and tricks, or to get help with imaging.

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. 


University of Manchester
Stopford Building, Room 1.466
99 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PG


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20 Nov.

  9:00 – 9:30am

  Arrival, registration



  9:30 – 9:35

  Introduction and Welcome

 Dr. Tony Locke, Asylum Research


  9:35 – 10:10

  Beyond AFM Topography:
  The Latest Advances in AFM

 Dr. Chris Mulcahy, Asylum Research


  10:10 – 10:45

 Scanning Dielectric Microscopy:
 Probing Dielectric Constant with an
 AFM in Materials and Life Sciences

 Dr. Laura Fumagalli, Univ. of Manchester


  10:45 – 11:10

 Coffee Break



  11:10 – 11:45

 Using Friction in the AFM to
 See Atomic Lattices

 Dr. Alex Marsden, Univ. of Manchester


  11:45 – 12:20pm


 Simple and Stable Video-Rate AFM

 Dr. Jonathan Moffat, Asylum Research


 12:20 – 12:30pm

  Introduction to BioAFM Facility

  Dr. Nigel Hodson, Univ. of Manchester


  12:30 – 12:50

  Open Q&A and discussion with AFM Experts



 12:50 – 1:40

  Lunch provided



  1:40 – 2:40
  3:10 – 4:10
  4:40 – 5:40

  A Look Under the Hood
  Cypher VRS Demonstration
 (select a time slot in registration)

 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)

 Asylum Research



Chris Mulcahy, Asylum Research
+44 (0) 1494 442255