Atomic Force Microscopy

Our fields of application of the atomic force microscope:

• Nanoscale characterization of functional materials with advanced force microscopy methods

• Development of dynamic force microscopy methods for high-resolution imaging

• Quantification of mechanical properties of polymeric materials and biomaterials on the nanoscale

• Interfacial interactions on the nanoscale

• Micro- and nanoparticle manipulation: determination of the interaction forces and dynamic behavior in the liquid environment

• Subsurface detection of magnetic nanoparticles in polymeric samples and biomaterial with the magnetic force microscope

• Visualization of polar nanoregions to study their effects on the macroscopic properties of relaxor ferroelectrics

• High-speed piezoresponse force microscopy for the observation of relaxation processes