July 22-24
Introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy

Introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy

AFM Fundamentals Training Course

Work alongside Asylum Research applications scientists in a hands-on introductory Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) course. This two-day class is aimed at those who are new to AFM or who would like to sharpen their fundamental AFM skills. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on experiments students will learn how to perform basic measurements using the latest Asylum Research AFMs.

Course material will include topographic imaging using contact and tapping modes, probe selection, and basic image modification and analysis. Additionally the course will survey nanomechanical and nanoelectrical measurements. Attendees may choose to add an additional day to their stay, during which they will work with Asylum applications scientists to image samples brought from their own labs or receive advanced training. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. 

Who Should attend?

Academic researchers and industrial users who are either new to AFM or looking to strengthen fundamental AFM skills.


$1,950 per attendee for the  two-day course. An optional third day of individualized training can be included for an additional $1,650. 

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Course Schedule 

Day 1

    • Understanding the principles and operation of AFM for topographic imaging, including contact and tapping modes
    • Optimization of image quality, and identification and elimination of artifacts

Day 2

    • Basic image modification and use of image analysis tools
    • Explanation of the full capabilities of AFM including nanomechanical and nanoelectrical measurements

Day 3 (Optional)

    • Image a sample from your own lab or receive individualized advanced training about a topic of your choosing!
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Concord, Massachusetts, USA


July 22-24


Asylum Research

Travel and Lodging



Contact George Cody at

or (805) 696-6467 x330


The course will use the following Asylum AFMs:



Jupiter XR

Jupiter XR


MFP-3D Infinity
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Registrants may choose to pay with credit card or purchase order. To pay via credit card please call (805) 696-6467 x241. To pay via purchase order please email Marie.Halton@oxinst.com to receive a formal quotation. 


For questions related to this course please contact George Cody at George.Cody@oxinst.com or (805) 696-6467 x330.

Terms and Conditions 

Attendees are responsible for all travel, hotel, and meal costs, except lunch, which will be included daily and a group dinner on the first night. Your seat for the course will be confirmed after the registration deadline June 28, 2020. The minimum number of participants is 4. If there are fewer than 4 registrants, the course will be cancelled and any paid registratrants will have the option to register in a future course or be fully refunded. Attendees are therefore advised to avoid making non-refundable travel arrangements before the course in confirmed.