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Asylum Research Cypher VRS AFM

The Cypher VRS AFM is a full-featured video-rate AFM capable of measuring insitu nanoscale dynamic processes at video-rate speeds including particle conformational changes, formation and macromolecular assemblies, and many other dynamic processes that are difficult to trace and analyze with conventional approaches. The AFM offers high-resolution video-rate imaging at up to 625 lines per second, which results in up to 10 frames per second. This tool can process imaging during heating/cooling/biasing as well as imaging of liquids.

  • High resolution video-rate imaging at up to 625 lines per second, which leads to at least 10× faster imaging than current “fast scanning” AFMs.

  • Captures data directly to a video format, not individual image frames.

  • Capture images at high pixel density (512×512) in just over a second, and reduces scan lines to achieve video rates >10 fps.

  • blueDrive photothermal excitation makes video-rate AFM simple and stable.

  • Scanner is robust and fully sealed against liquid spills. 

  • Motorized laser and detector alignment make quick work of instrument setup.

  • Liquid perfusion probe holder.

  • Fast force mapping mode.

  • ORCA conductive AFM (CAFM).

  • Current mapping with fast force mapping.

  • Time resolved high resolution imaging of dynamic processes in solution with nanometer resolution (self assembly, diffusion, growth, degradation).

  • Fast mechanical modulus mapping of surfaces with up to 1000 Hz mapping speed (Young’s modulus, Adhesion, Storage-Loss modulus).

  • Environmental perfusion holder.

  • Heating/Cooling (temperatures 0-250°C).


12-0195 (EM12)
MIT.nano (basement level)
60 Vassar Street (rear)
Cambridge, MA

  Self use 
Staff assisted 
MIT Academics    35.00 94.50
Other Academics 50.00 135.00
External                150.00 405.00

Rami Dana, PhD                           
12-0195                     TRAINING REQUEST


Anna Osherov, PhD