The SSL (MCMR 126) has recently expanded and moved into a 925 ft2 lab housed in the new Micron Center for Materials Research (MCMR). Located on a 12″ thick isolated concrete slab, the SSL is specifically engineered to provide a constant temperature, low noise environment for optimal AFM and SEM operation. Currently, the SSL contains a Phenom tabletop SEM and 4 Bruker AFMs with complementary capabilities situated atop either passive or active vibration isolation tables and housed in acoustic dampening enclosures, with a new Bruker Anasys nanoIR3-s AFM-IR/s-SNOM system scheduled to arrive in January 2021. In addition, a Herzan VA-2 3-axis accelerometer (PDF) is available for characterizing and monitoring the vibrational noise spectrum. More details regarding the SSL’s capabilities can be found in the SSL Brochure (PDF), and a recent quote regarding the SSL’s suite of Bruker AFMs can be found on the Bruker Surface Analysis website alongside testimonials from other high profile Bruker AFM users around the world.
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) or Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) Systems