These video tutorial lessons complement other materials for the undergraduate and graduate courses on Atomic Force Microscopy in the Physics Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute: computer labs, instructions for instrument labs, notes for TAs and lecturers, and a forthcoming textbook with homework problems. I am willing to share most of the materials with other instructors. Further descriptions can be found in J. Nano Educ. 5, 109 (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/j... and 2015 BFY Proceedings http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/b... An overview chapter on AFM Education is due out in 2016.
Dr Nancy A Burnham, Associate Professor of Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA 01609 USA
The tutorials in this playlist describe the use of the NaioAFM from Nanosurf AG (also marketed as the TraxAFM from Nanoscience Instruments) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Although intended for students and researchers at WPI, everyone is welcome to view them.
These lessons are for learning the basics of AFM. The emphasis is on understanding the behavior of the instrument, such that you can later apply your knowledge to advanced AFM modes and other Scanning Probe Microscopes.
Once you have mastered the fundamentals of AFM, you might be interested in acquiring force-curve data. These lessons are for helping you interpret the data, which reveal surface forces and the properties of materials.