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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Webinar: “Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities”

Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company

Register Now for the Webinar: “Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities”

June 7, 2017
8:00 PDT | 11:00 EDT 

Would you like to better understand how video-rate AFM can broaden your research capabilities? Oxford Instruments Asylum Research in conjunction with Microscopy and Analysis host this informative webinar and present recent results from a variety of experiments.

>Register here or cut and paste this link into your browser: http://www.oxford-instruments.com/afm-webinars

Overview 
This webinar introduces the capabilities of video-rate AFM that enables imaging at speeds 300X faster than conventional AFMs and even an order of magnitude faster than current “fast scanning” AFMs. The ability to capture movies with temporal resolution better than 100 milliseconds opens a wide range of dynamic processes to investigation with AFM. Results presented include:

• Real-time self-assembly of collagen into fibrils
• Enzymatic cleaving of DNA
• Migration of surfactant micelles on graphite

Related experiments such as the melting and re-crystallization of polymers will also be shown and future research opportunities that might be enabled by this technology will be discussed.

Finally, we will briefly review the design of the AFM used for this work, the newly released Asylum Research Cypher VRS, the first and only full-featured video-rate AFM.

About the Presenter
Dr. Mario Viani is the Director of R&D at Oxford Instruments Asylum Research. He joined Asylum Research in 2001 and is the lead developer for the Cypher family of AFMs. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara and has co-authored numerous papers and patents.

Image above: Frames from a movie of lambda digest DNA cleaved by DNAse1 enzyme. Imaged at a line rate of 625 Hz at 320×64 pixels for a frame rate of 8.7 fps with the Asylum Research Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM.

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