Cypher ES Polymer Edition AFM

A special configuration of the Cypher ES AFM for polymer science research

The Cypher ES Polymer Edition is a special configuration of the Cypher ES AFM tailored to excel in polymer science research. It shares the same extraordinary performance and versatility as the Cypher ES, but comes standard with blueDrive photothermal excitation, three powerful techniques from our NanoMechPro toolbox for nanomechanical characterization, and the high-temperature polymer heater.

  • Routinely achieve higher resolution than other AFMs
  • Fast scanning with results in seconds instead of minutes
  • Every step of operation is simpler for remarkable productivity
  • Small footprint in the lab, huge potential to grow in capability
  • Support that goes above and beyond your expectations
  • Enables gas and liquid perfusion through a sealed cell
  • Includes temperature control of the sample from ambient to 250°C

  • Broadest compatibility with harsh chemicals


Webinar: There's No Other AFM Like Cypher - Roger Proksch and Mario Viani provide a thorough review of some of the many features and capabilities that set Cypher AFMs apart from all others
Melt and recrystallization dynamics in a syndiotactic polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) polymer thin film. Imaged on a Cypher ES at 9.8 Hz line rate using the high temperature heater and blueDrive photothermal excitation.
SEBS polymer film annealing in toluene vapor - Imaged on a Cypher ES in the perfusion cell. The robust construction of the cell allows use of even aggressive solvents like toluene.


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Did you miss the webinar: "Soft, Squishy, and Sticky: AFM for Mechanobiology"?

AFM's ability to directly interact with samples at the nanoscale and in near-physiological conditions enable novel insights into the structure and nanomechanical properties of living samples. AFM is especially useful in understanding the mechanical properties of the extracellular environment. However, quantitative measurements of these properties are often stymied by a number of experimental and instrumentational parameters. Dr. Nicholas A. Geisse, Chief Science Officer of NanoSurface Biomedical, Seattle, presents an overview of mechanobiology for AFM. You will get a greater understanding of:

  • Latest AFM instrumentation capabilities, and benefits for mechanobiology in characterizing cells, tissues and the ECM
  • Making successful measurements of elastic deformation and avoiding common pitfalls and errors
  • Understanding nanomechanical measurements and choosing the right toolbox to make the job easy
  • Recent results from cutting-edge research being done in the field of mechanobiology from Asylum Research AFMs

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