The HS-AFM quickly locates even extremely rare or widely dispersed nanoscale features. Saving the user significant time and enabling them to rapidly identify the key measurements they require.

At the nanoscale the haystack becomes huge, you need a step change in the way you look for rare nanostructures on your sample. Bristol Nano Dynamics high-speed AFM provides the capability to rapidly explore macro sized areas looking for nanostructures of interest.

3d fly-over of a long CRISPR-labelled DNA molecule.
The entire length of the molecule is rapidly scanned at nm-resolution.
(rendered by Dr S Koebley, VCU )


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