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AFM Images

Atomic force microscopy images, photos, pictures, and surface scans made with high-sensitivity AFM Workshop microscopes. High accuracy and high-resolution images show nanomaterials, biomaterials, nanoparticles, polymers, and other samples in various visualizations. To learn about AFM image processing and Atomic Force Microscopy imaging click here

 

AFM Images

750 pm silicon carbide terraces

3d height image of regular grid-patterned calibration sample

E. coli cell, displaying fimbriae & polar flagellum

"Single E. coli bacterial cell, displaying fimbriae & polar flagellum"

1 and 3 nm quantum dots; 100 nm image

Self-assembled lipid nanotubes, 5 µm x 5 µm

Self-assembled lipid nanotubes; 5 µm x 5 µm height image

3d height image of a mixture of 90 and 30nm PS nanoparticles

Multiphase Polymer Film, 3D, phase signal overlaid

Multiphase Polymer Film - 3D shape from topography with phase signal overlaid as color

Defects on 0.3 nm Si Terraces, 4 µm x4 µm

AFM image of defects on 0.3 nm Si Terraces; 4 µm x 4 µm

3 µm x 3 µm image of 173 nm latex spheres

Latex spheres; 3 µm x 3 µm image of 173 nm latex spheres

AFM Workshop Image DNA 3um r1 pm

Double stranded DNA molecules; 3 µm image

Bacillus bacterial spores

1 and 3 nm quantum dots; 500 nm image

Aluminum foil, dull side, 3-D image; 50 µm x 50 µm.

Aluminum foil, dull side, 3D image; 50 µm x 50 µm

Self-assembled lipid nanotubes; 20 µm x 20 µm.

Self-assembled lipid nanotubes; 20 µm x 20 µm, AFM height image

Highly Oriented Pyrolitic Graphite 5 µm x 5 µm

Highly Oriented Pyrolitic Graphite (HOPG) 5 µm x 5 µm, showing atomic steps

Red blood cells 3-D AFM image

Red blood cells 3D height AFM image

MFM image of magnetic disk; 40 µm x 40 µm

MFM image of magnetic disk; 40 µm x 40 µm

Polymer used in glue 10 µm x 10 µm 3D color scale

Polymer used in common glue 10 µm x 10 µm image, 3D color scale view

Nanolithography, 25 µm x 25 µm image

Nanolithography, Changing Probe Force. 25 µm x 25 µm image of lines made in PMMA surface. Each line is 1 µm apart; each has differing probe force.

Inverted Optical microscope image of Caco-2 cells

Inverted optical microscope image of Caco-2 cells; box indicates area selected for AFM scanning

AFM scan of Caco-2 cells; 48 µm x 48 µm.

AFM image of Caco-2 cells; 48 µm x 48 µm. AFM scan of area selected by box in previous inverted optical microscope photo

Inverted optical Image of neutraphil a1 cells

Inverted optical image of neutrophil and erythrocyte cells, AFM probe is seen as a shadow

Neutrophil & erythrocyte cells; 50 µm light shaded

Neutrophil & erythrocyte cells; 50 µm amplitude image, measured in location as seen in previous image

Tip checker sample, 2-D color scale

Tip checker sample, 2D color scale 20 µm x 20 µm image

Caco-2 cells. Left: Epiflourescence. Right: AFM

Caco-2 cells. Left: Epiflourescence image of Caco-2 cells treated with quantum dots. Right: 50 µm x 50 µm AFM image of Caco-2 cells

Holes in polymer film, 10 µm x 10 µm AFM Image

Holes in polymer film; 10 µm x 10 µm AFM Image

Patterns on ferroelectric material 50 µm x 50 µm

Patterns fabricated on ferroelectric material; 50 µm x 50 µm light shaded image

Multiphase polymer,10µm, height and phase

Light shaded image of cell, 7 µm x 7 µm AFM Image

E. coli bacterial cells; 7 µm x 7 µm amplitude image

Vibrating mode showing three species of bacteria

Vibrating mode image showing three different species of bacteria

Amplitude Image of Leishmania 25 µm x 25 µm

Amplitude image of Leishmania parasites 25 µm x 25 µm

Waffle test pattern, 2100 lines per mm, 8 µm x 8 µm color scale image

Polymeric waffle test pattern 2100 lines per mm; 8 µm x 8 µm height image

Marks made with AFM Lithography 20 um x 20 µm

Marks made with AFM Lithography; 20 µm x 20 µm

Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), 2 µm x 2 µm color scale image

Indium Tin Oxide (ITO); 2 µm x 2 µm height image

Tobacco Mosaic Virus 1.2 µm x 1.2 µm color scale

Tobacco Mosaic Virus; 1.5 µm x 1.5 µm image of 17 nm diameter viruses

Conductive AFM scan, standard reference sample

Conductive AFM scan, standard reference sample; 10 µm x 10 µm conductivity image 

0.3 nm terraces on Si, 5 µm x 5 µm color scale image

0.3 nm terraces on Si; 5 µm x 5 µm color scale image

Gold nanoparticles 2D color scale 14 nm diameter

Gold nanoparticles, 2D color scale 2 µm x 2 µm image of 14 nm diameter particles

Phase mode of PMMA 300 nm x 300 nm

Phase mode image of PMMA; 300 nm x 300 nm AFM image

 HOPG, 4 µm x 4 µm

Highly Oriented Pyrolitic Graphite (HOPG); 4 µm x 4 µm

DNA 2 µm x 2 µm, on multiple mica layers

DNA; 2 µm x 2 µm, on multiple mica layers

DNA; 1.5 µm x 1.5 µm AFM image

DNA; 1.5 µm x 1.5 µm AFM image

DVD pits, 6um height scan

Height image of flakes of graphene on a silicon surface

2µm x 2µm AFM image, Graphene sample

Individual graphene flakes on silicon sample, height image 2 µm x 2 µm

HOPG 2 µm x 2 µm

Highly Oriented Pyrolitic Graphite (HOPG); 2 µm x 2 µm, height image

STEPP microterraces

Cardiomyocytes; inverted optical miroscope image

Cardiomyocytes during nanomechanical testing experiments; inverted optical mircoscope image showing location of AFM probe from below

Ruled Grating Irregularities, 3-D image

Ruled Grating Irregularities, 3D image; 4 µm x 4 µm

BOPP polymer film; 2 µm x 2 µm.

BOPP Polymer; 2 µm x 2 µm biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film

Aluminum foil, 3D image; 50 µm x 50 µm

Aluminum foil, smooth side, 3D height image; 50 µm x 50 µm

Epithelial cell in liquid, 32 µm x 32 µm AFM image

Epithelial cell in liquid; 32 µm x 32 µm AFM image

Gold Nanoparticles, 100 nm

Gold Nanoparticles; 100 nm

Graphene sample, AFM image 11 µm x 11 µm

Graphene sample; AFM image 11 µm x 11 µm

Ruled Grating Irregularities, ruled diffraction grating

Ruled Grating Irregularities; 4 µm x 4 µm ruled diffraction grating, irregularities at edges of the apex on grating lines

SEBS polymer, phase image. 500 nm x 500 nm

SEBS polymer, phase image. 500 nm x 500 nm, smallest domains ~10 nm easily visible

MEMS Multiple Level Gear, Courtesy TX Tech, Sandia Ntl. Labs

MEMS Multiple Level Gear, Courtesy TX Tech, Sandia Ntl. Labs

MEMS High Performance Comb-Drive Actuator. Courtesy TX Tech, Sandia Ntl. Labs

MEMS High Performance Comb-Drive Actuator. Courtesy TX Tech, Sandia Ntl. Labs

Donut shaped particles 2.5 µm x 2.5 µm

Donut shaped nanoparticles; 2.5 µm x 2.5 µm

Gold nanotriangles

Gold nanotriangles; phase image showing texture on nanoplate surface

Patterned wafer after CMP; 50 µm x 50 µm

Structures on patterned wafer after CMP; 50 µm x 50 µm

Three component polymer phase image; 5µm x 5µm

Three component polymer, AFM phase image; 5µm x 5µm

Thermoplastics and rubbers blend. Phase image.

Thermoplastic and rubber blend. AFM phase image showing phase separation

SEBS polymer; phase image 1 µm x 1 µm.

SEBS polymer (styrene/ethylene/butylene polymer); AFM phase image, 1 µm x 1 µm.

Cardiomyocytes; LS-AFM inverted optical microscope

Cardiomyocytes; brightfield image from the LS-AFM inverted optical microscope

Quantum dots, 3D AFM image, 1.5µm x 1.5 µm

2.5 nm CdSe quantum dots, 3D AFM image, 1.5µm x 1.5 µm

Silicon wafer, AFM scan; 10 µm x 10 µm.

CMP-polished silicon wafer, AFM scan; 10 µm x 10 µm.

3d height image of 10 nm gold nanoparticles

Patterned wafer polished by CMP

Patterned wafer polished by CMP 10 µm x 10 µm on left; square shows area selected for AFM scanning at .5 µm x .5 µm. AFM scan reveals pockmarks on surface.

Patterned wafer polished by CMP, 10 µm x 10 µm

Patterned wafer polished by CMP, 3-D color scale. Analysis revealed surface roughness (Sa) of 1.69 nm

Silicon wafer, 3D AFM scan; 10 µm x 10 µm.

Silicon wafer, 3D AFM scan; 10 µm x 10 µm.

Patterned silicon wafer

Sidewall imaging of patterned semiconductor wafer

   

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