Force curve at every pixel

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.

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Screen shot of the ImAFM Software Suite.  Cantilever motion is displayed in the time or frequency domain.  The reconstructed curves show the tip-surface force vs. cantilever deflection at the pixels marked with an X in the image.

Dynamic Force Quadratures

Screen shot of the ImAFM Software Suite.  The pixel inspector gives point and click reconstruction while scanning.  Cantilever motion is displayed in the time or frequency domain.  Force quadratures are shown at the pixel marked with a X in the image.

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.

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Parameter Maps

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.

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