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Groot-Ammers | February 21st, 2022
Scanning probe-based mechanical measurements allow retrieving nanoscale properties of a wide range of both elastically and inelastically deformable samples. Such a methodology can be applied to study the composition and mechanical behaviour of polymeric blends, soft tissues, or fibers, and performing hardness tests on stiff materials.  DATE & TIME 📆 Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 🕔 11:00 - 12:00 (CET)

Groot-Ammers | February 10th, 2022

The 5th edition of the NanoScientific Forum Europe 2022 – the platform for nanoscience and SPM research in Europe will be held from October 6th - 7th, 2022.

NSFE series is an open European AFM User Forum focusing on sharing and exchanging the cutting-edge research for both materials and life science disciplines using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). 

Groot-Ammers | February 7th, 2022
The formation of layered materials heterostructures affords a unique degree of freedom in material design: the inter-layer twist angle. By modifying the twist angle between two crystalline materials, the registry of atoms may be continuously modified on length scales on the order of 0.1 to 1000 nm, supporting a host of exotic phenomena such as Wigner crystals, flat bands and superconductivity. Among all state-of-the-art characterisation techniques, scanning probe microscopy is particularly powerful tool in the study of such samples since it can be used to measure both atomic registry of such layered materials heterostructures and their associated functional properties at sub-nanometre length scales. One such property to have received extensive recent attention is the formation of ferroelectric domains in parallel stacked hBN.  DATE & TIME 📆 Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 🕔 11:00 - 12:00 (CET)

Groot-Ammers | January 24th, 2022
Atomic Force Microscopes are versatile tools for academic and industrial research labs. Park Systems’ AFMs can achieve real-space images with sub-nanometer resolution over large areas. Functional properties such as electrical current, work function, piezoelectric response, and Youngs modulus can also be mapped with nanometer resolution.  DATE & TIME 📆 Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 🕔 11:00 - 12:00 (CET)