With image rates of up to 20 frames per second our HS-AFM can directly observe processes occurring on the sample surface with nanoscale resolution. Ideal for providing new insights into biological, chemical and physical such as corrosion, crystallisation or nucleation. processes

This video shows data collected on stainless steel in real-time with a frame size of 4 microns at the start of the video. Bristol Nano Dynamics Ltd HS-AFM on the right, standard AFM on the left.

The Intuitive 3d joystick navigation allows the user to navigate the nano and mico-world with ease. The system feels more like you are operating an optical microscope than an AFM.

Two dimensional MgCl salt growth on mica. Played back at 4x real-time.


  • Payton, O et al., 2016, ‘High-speed atomic force microscopy for materials science’. International Materials Reviews, vol 61 (8), p 473
  • Moore, S et al., 2018, ‘A study of dynamic nanoscale corrosion initiation events using HS-AFM’. Faraday Discussions, vol 210, p 409