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Cypher VRS: High Speed Video-Rate AFM

The Cypher VRS is the first and only full-featured video-rate atomic force microscope (AFM). This high speed AFM allows researchers to measure nanoscale dynamic processes at video frame rates with all of the resolution, versatility, and ease of use that are the hallmarks of an Asylum Research Cypher AFM.

  • High resolution video-rate imaging at up to 625 lines per second
  • Exceptional ease of use—even at 10 frames per second
  • Full range of modes and accessories—all the capabilities of Cypher ES at normal scan speeds

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High resolution video-rate imaging at up to 625 lines per second

  • Cypher VRS sets a new speed benchmark—at least 10× faster than current “fast scanning” AFMs.
  • Captures data directly to a video format, not individual image frames
  • Capture images at high pixel density (512×512) in just over a second, or reduce scan lines to achieve video rates >10 fps
  • An extremely unique and multi-functional high speed scanning probe microscope (SPM)

Exceptional ease of use—even at 10 frames per second

  • blueDrive photothermal excitation makes video-rate AFM simple and stable
  • Scanner is extremely robust and fully sealed against liquid spills for complete reliability
  • Motorized laser and detector alignment makes quick work of instrument setup

Full range of modes and accessories—all the capabilities of Cypher ES at normal scan speeds

  • Includes all of the modes included on the Cypher ES with blueDrive
  • Supports all of the optional modes available on the Cypher ES
  • Compatible with all of the Cypher ES optional accessories

Support that goes above and beyond your expectations

  • Includes a standard one-year comprehensive warranty
  • No-charge technical support and basic applications support for life
  • Affordable support agreements that offer extended warranties and advanced training

Included Operating Modes

Contact mode
Dual AC
Dual AC Resonance Tracking (DART)
Electrostatic Force Microscopy (EFM)
Force curves
Force Mapping Mode (force volume)
Force modulation
Frequency modulation
Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM)
Lateral Force Mode (LFM)
Loss tangent imaging
Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM)
Phase imaging
Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM)
Switching spectroscopy PFM
Tapping mode (AC mode)
Tapping mode with digital Q control
Vector PFM

Included because Cypher VRS comes with blueDrive

AM-FM Viscoelastic Mapping Mode
Contact Resonance Viscoelastic Mapping Mode

Optional Operating Modes

Conductive AFM (CAFM) with ORCA™ and Eclipse™ Mode
Current mapping with Fast Force Mapping
Electrochemical Strain Microscopy (ESM)
Fast Force Mapping Mode
High voltage PFM
Nanoscale Time Dependent Dielectric Breakdown (nanoTDDB)
Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy (sMIM)
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)

"The conformation and dynamics of P-glycoprotein in a lipid bilayer investigated by atomic force microscopy," K.P. Sigdel, L.A. Wilt, B.P. Marsh, A.G. Roberts, and G.M. King, Biochemical Pharmacology 156, 302-311(2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2018.08.017

"One‐step synthesis and enhanced thermoelectric properties of polymer–quantum dot composite films", Wei Shi, Sanyin Qu, Hongyi Chen, Yanling Chen, Qin Yao, and Lidong Chen, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 57, 8037 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201802681

"Supramolecular interfacial polymerization of miscible monomers: Fabricating supramolecular polymers with tailor-made structures," Bo Qin, Shuai Zhang, Zehuan Huang, Jiang-Fei Xu, and Xi Zhang, Macromolecules 51, 1620 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00289

"Mimic peroxidase-and Bi2S3 nanorod-based photoelectrochemical biosensor for signal-on detection of polynucleotide kinase," Lin Cui, Juan Hu, Meng Wang, Xing-kang Diao, Chen-chen Li, and Chun-yang Zhang, Analytical Chemistry 90, 11478 (2018).

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