SurfRider HQ-Series AFM Probes are made of high quality silicon.

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Available for tapping, force modulation and contact imaging modes, SurfRider HQ-Series AFM Probes are used in routine AFM measurements, education and multi-user facilities. Unit’s vertical edge reduces chipping and make the probes easier to handle with tweezers.


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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Introduces its New SurfRider HQ-Series of High Quality, Budget-Priced AFM Probes

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research introduces its new SurfRider “HQ-Series” Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) probes, offering best-in-class performance at budget pricing. HQ probes are high quality silicon probes exclusively manufactured by Asylum and can be used in all commercially-available AFMs. They offer greater ease-of-use, higher quality and improved consistency for repeatable measurements compared to other probes in their class.

Users can easily engage at the location of interest with controlled tip-to-cantilever registration. The vertical edges make the probes easier to handle with tweezers and reduce chipping. Models are available for all routine image modes such as tapping, force modulation, and contact modes as well as most of the nanomechanical modes. They are an ideal choice for routine AFM measurements, education, or use in multi-user facilities. HQ-Series probes are now available with 10% off introductory pricing on orders placed now through May 31, 2017. Purchasing information and specifications can be accessed at www.oxford-instruments.com/afmprobes.

“HQ probes are undoubtedly a better performing probe compared to other budget priced probes,” said Teimour Maleki, Director of MEMs Development. “We encourage all AFM users to try them out with a free two-probe sample.”

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 Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ AFM product lines span a wide range of performance and budgets. Asylum Research also offers its exclusive SurfRider™ AFM probes among 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 commercialisation 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:

Terry Mehr, Manager,

Marketing Communications,

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc., 

6310 Hollister Ave.,

Santa Barbara, CA,93117

Tel: 805-696-6466

Fax: 805-696-6444

terry.mehr@oxinst.com

afm.info@oxinst.com

www.oxford-instruments.com/AFM

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