About the book
About the author
Requimte AFM Labs
AFM Beginner's Guide
Learning and Teaching
AFM Image Gallery
How to Measure Noise
Frequently Asked Questions
SPM References and Standards
Where to Buy: AFM Probes
Where to Buy: AFM Instruments
Web pages of AFM manufacturers
Set up by a very experienced AFM designer, AFM Workshop started only in 2010. AFM workshop produce the lowest-priced AFM on the market, which is available as a self-assembly kit or prebuilt.
Asylum Research is a fairly new AFM manufacturer, specialising in instruments for highly sensitive force measurements. Now a part of Oxford Instruments.
Bruker is the world's largest (and oldest, via Digital Instruments) manufacturer of AFMs.
JPK specialise in instruments for life-sciences, including for integration with optical scopes, and for force measurements.
Following acquisition of Molecular Imaging, Agilent now has a large range of AFM instruments.
Danish Micro Engineering, is a small but long-lasting manufacturer with a range of AFMs and STMs. They design and build custom instruments, and a nice-looking AFM/SEM/FIB.
Anasys spcialise in Infrared/AFM and thermal /AFM instruments.
A Swiss company, Nanosurf produce a range of "mid price" AFM instruments.
An Israeli company, Nanonics specialise on integrated Raman/SNOM AFM instruments.
Large Russian manufacturer with a wide range of AFM and STM instruments. Also make Raman-SPM combinations.
Set up by researchers from compultense university in Madrid, Spain, Nanotecsell mostly in Spain. They sell one instrument with a wide range of options. Also make the well-known WSxM software package.