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This session will demonstrate how to image in liquid. A Park NX10 AFM system will be used to explain the hardware setup, basic principle, and data analysis.

 
 
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Liquid AFM Imaging

Friday, June 19, 2020

  • 3:00 pm
    (EDT)
    Boston, New York
  • 12:00 pm
    (PDT)
    San Francisco, LA
  • 8:00 pm
    (GMT)
    London
  • 9:00 pm
    (CET)
    Paris, Rome

Collagen Fibrils

Contrast enhanced topography image of collagen sample imaged in liquid mode. Image resolution is 256 px x 256 px and scan size is 20 µm x 20 µm.

Liquid AFM imaging is a technique that obtains topographical or nanomechanical properties of samples under liquid conditions. The major difference between in-liquid and in-air imaging is the laser alignment, due to the change in the refraction index. Nevertheless, the Park Systems Liquid Probehand simplifies this process. Liquid AFM imaging is particularly helpful to measure samples in which morphology will change in air, like organic or biological samples.

This session will demonstrate how to image in liquid. A Park NX10 AFM system will be used to explain the hardware setup, basic principle, and data analysis.

Presented By : 
Armando Melgarejo, Park Systems Technical Support Engineer

Armando Melgarejo is an engineer for Park Systems, where he focuses on the installation and support of AFM systems for Park’s research user base. He holds a B.S. in Biotechnology Engineering from Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico. During his studies, he also spent a semester doing research in nanotechnology and molecular biology at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. Other areas of expertise include diverse characterization techniques (AFM, SEM, RAMAN and IR), genetics and molecular and cell biology.

 

 

 

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