Thanks to Intermodulation AFM, we were able in our lab to easily get valuable and quantitative information about the nanomechanical properties of soft and nanocomposites materials coming from academic collaborations but also from industrial partners.
— Philippe Leclère, Professor, University of Mons
No more guessing the cause of image contrast - you can instantly see the tip-surface force at every image pixel. A simple point-and-click on an image with the Force Inspector Tool gets the data, analyzes it, and plots a force curve.
ImAFM offers a unique way to study tip-surface interaction with 'dynamic force curves' . At every image pixel two curves show the conservative force (in phase with the cantilever motion) and dissipative force (quadrature to the motion, or in phase with the velocity). These dynamic force quadrature curves are generated from the measured intermodulation spectrum without any assumptions or use of a particular model.
ImAFM is unprecedented for its ability to make high resolution physical property maps of stiffness, adhesive force, penetration depth, or any other model parameter. The ImAFM software suite comes with many common force models installed and ready for analysis. You can impliment your own models using the powerful SciPy scientific tools for Python. Each parameter value is extracted at every image pixel and displayed as a color density plot which can be projected on to a 3D rendering of the surface topography.
Turn your AFM into an Intermodulation AFM with the help of:
Check out the other available modes in the Intermodulation AFM-family: