Upcoming Asylum Research Webinar “Probing Nanoscale Structure & Properties of Polymers: Advances in Atomic Force Microscopy,” October 16, 2019

October 1, 2019 (Santa Barbara, CA) Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, in partnership with SelectScience, will be hosting a free webinar titled “Probing Nanoscale Structure & Properties of Polymers: Advances in Atomic Force Microscopy” on October 16th. Polymer science is a very active and vibrant field for research and development, both commercially and in academia. Material and product advances are often enabled by blends and composites, which must be understood at nanoscale dimensions. Asylum Research atomic force microscopes offer unique capabilities and superior resolution for polymer characterization at these length scales. This webinar will introduce these capabilities by sharing fascinating real-world examples where AFM has aided development of new materials and products in the plastics and rubber industries as well as in fundamental polymer science research.

“Our webinar will focus on the information that AFM can contribute to polymer R&D and not on the details of AFM technology. Anyone working in the polymer field will find the webinar useful, whether they are familiar with AFM or not,” emphasized Dr. Ben Ohler, Director of Marketing at Asylum Research. “Everyone will come away from the webinar with a better understanding of what AFM can do and, hopefully, some exciting ideas about how it can contribute to their own work.”

The webinar will be presented by Asylum Research applications scientists Dr. F. Ted Limpoco and Dr. Jonathan Moffat. Each has used AFM for over ten years including extensive experience in AFM characterization of polymers. The main webinar presentation will be followed by an open question and answer period, during which they will be happy to answer questions about the webinar content or questions specific to attendees’ own samples and research challenges.

Register for the webinar at: https://AFM.oxinst.com/polymer-webinar

About Oxford Instruments Asylum Research

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force microscopy for both materials and bioscience research. Asylum Research AFMs are widely used by both academic and industrial researchers for characterizing samples from diverse fields spanning material science, polymers, thin films, energy research, and biophysics. In addition to routine imaging of sample topography and roughness, Asylum Research AFMs also offer unmatched resolution and quantitative measurement capability for nanoelectrical, nanomechanical and electromechanical characterization. Recent advances have made these measurements far simpler and more automated for increased consistency and productivity. Its Jupiter™, Cypher™, and MFP-3D™ AFM product lines span a diverse range of capabilities and budgets. Asylum Research also offers a comprehensive selection of AFM probes, accessories, and consumables. Sales, applications and service offices are located in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, France, India, China and Taiwan, with distributor offices in other global regions.

About Oxford Instruments plc

Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialization of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion. 

The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University, Oxford Instruments objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors with a focus on nanotechnology. Its key market sectors include nano-fabrication and nano-materials. The company’s strategy is to expand the business into the life sciences arena, where nanotechnology and biotechnology intersect.

This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra high vacuum environments; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; x-ray, electron, laser and optical based metrology; atomic force microscopy; optical imaging; advanced growth, deposition and etching.

Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. Its products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, security and health.

For further information please contact:
Ben Ohler, Director of Marketing, +1-805-696-6466, Ben.Ohler@oxinst.com


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