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Asylum Research AFM Workshop at Harvard CNS, August 21-22


  • Asylum Research AFM Workshop at Harvard CNS, August 21-22

    AFM Workshop and Tutorials at Harvard University, August 21-22
    Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. and Harvard University’s Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) announce an AFM Workshop and Tutorials Aug. 21-22. The workshop will focus on new techniques and instrumentation for nanomechanical and nanoelectrical characterization. Leading AFM scientists in their respective fields of materials and bioscience will present their latest results on the first day of the meeting. AFM techniques and scans modes will be demonstrated live on the Asylum Research Cypher ES™ Environmental AFM.

    The second day of the workshop will include tutorial demonstrations on nanomechanics and electrical characterization techniques, including scanning microwave impedance microscopy (sMIM). The workshop is ideal for both novice and experienced AFM users.

    Invited speakers include:
    • Kathy Aidala, Mount Holyoke College
    • Tom Arruda, Salve Regina University
    • Bryan Huey, University of Connecticut
    • Cristian Staii, Tufts University
    • Matt Whitfield, MIT
    • Dalia Yablon, SurfaceChar LLC

    The lectures on Aug. 21 are free to all attendees.
    Tutorials on Aug. 22 are $25 per tutorial. You will receive an invoice for the tutorial once you register.

    Due to limited seating, attendees must register for the days that they wish to attend. Lunch will be provided on the first day of the workshop. Register Now


    Download the program

    Thursday, Aug. 21- Lectures and Demonstrations
    Time Speaker Affiliation Title
    8:30am Registration Harvard University Haller Hall, Room 102
    9:00 Jiangdeng Dong Harvard Univ.
    Session 1: AFM in Biology
    9:30 Nicholas Geisse Asylum Research Practical considerations on contact mechanical measurements on soft, squishy, and sticky samples
    10:00 Cristian Stali Tufts Univ. Cytoskeletal dynamics of living neurons measured by combined fluorescence and AFM
    10:30 Matt Whitfield MIT E. coli can do it, why can't we?: Bioinspired and AFM-enabled design of a mechanically-regulated tissue adhesive
    11:00 Break
    Session 2: What's New at Asylum Research
    11:20 Rob Cain Asylum Research What’s new: blueDrive™, GetStarted™ and Force Mapping – Demonstration
    12:00 Lunch provided
    Session 3: Nanomechanics/Functional Mechanics
    1:00pm Dalia Yablon SurfaceChar LLC Advanced dynamic modes for nanomechanical characterization and discrimination of materials
    – Demonstration
    1:40 Keith Jones Asylum Research Viscoelastic measurements in air and liquid using blueDrive™ photothermal actuation
    – Demonstration
    2:20 Bryan Huey Univ. of Connecticut High speed SPM
    3:00 Break
    Session 4: Electrical Measurements
    3:20 Keith Jones Asylum Research Introducing Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy – Demonstration
    3:50 Kathy Aidala Mt. Holyoke Time resolved Kelvin probe measurements of charge in organic semiconductors
    4:20 Tom Arruda Salve Regina Univ. SPM characterization of electrochemical energy materials
    4:50 Concluding remarks
    Friday, Aug. 22- Tutorials
    9:00-10:30am Dalia Yablon SurfaceChar LLC Overview of Nanomechanical Characterization with AFM: Resonant and Non-resonant Methods
    11:00-11:50 Keith Jones Asylum Research Electrical Characterization Methods
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