About the book
About the author
Requimte AFM Labs
AFM Beginner's Guide
AFM Image Gallery
How to Measure Noise
Frequently Asked Questions
SPM References and Standards
Where to Buy: AFM Probes
Where to Buy: AFM Instruments
Learning and Teaching
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.