AFSEM® — AFM in-situ SEM
Two microscopes are better than one
GETec Microscopy offers innovative Atomic Force Microscopy solutions for seamless integration into existing host systems like Scanning Electron Microscopes. In partnership with our customers, we develop dedicated nano analysis tools based on pre-engineered modules.
AFSEM® is an AFM by GETec Microscopy, designed for integration into an SEM or Dualbeam (SEM/FIB) microscope. It’s open access design allows to simultaneously operate SEM and AFM inside the SEM vacuum chamber. The complimentary image data of AFM and SEM enable unique characterization of your sample.
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AFSEM® in Action
2020, April 16-17: 10th ASEM Workshop in Salzburg, Austria
Unfortunately this year's ASEM workshop was cancelled. We hope that soon we will be able to tell you all about AFSEM and its unique applications in person, but for now please have a look at our webinar and many more interesting videos on our Youtube Channel.
Coming Soon: The Brand New AFSEM®nano System
We are more than proud to announce that after many years of intense product development and research we will be introducing the new AFSEM®nano. Through our close relations with the current AFSEM users, we have been able to develope a scanner and stage which perfectly fits the needs of everyday users, whilst still delivering the high quality measurements you are [...]
2019, December 1-6: MRS Fall Meeting in Boston
Meet GETec at the MRS fall meeting in Boston! At 4:30 PM on December 3rd Chris Schwalb will be giving a talk on "In-Situ Correlative Analysis of Ion-Beam Treated Nanostructure by Combination of AFM and FIB". Find the Abstract here! Furthermore, please feel free to visit us at the booths of Angstrom Scientific and Quantum Design to learn more [...]
2019, September 1-5: Microscopy Conference in Berlin
Visit us at the microscopy conference in Berlin, Germany! At the booth of Quantum Design Europe you can learn more about the AFSEM®. Moreover, we would like to show you how it can benefit your application. Read more...
AFSEM® users about our product…
“Constantly, applications and challenges arise for which the AFSEM is not only practical, but essential. That starts with direct correlation of specific particles or structures and ends with vacuum conditions as prerequisite, such as thermal measurements. Furthermore, the AFSEM accelerates the work-flow and therefore increases the efficiency for many studies.”
“The high spatial resolution of AFSEM, especially in Z direction, strongly stretched the application of our SEM. Combined with the high angle resolution of EBSD, the AFSEM becomes a powerful tool for the research of phase transformation.”
“What was really convincing to us is the huge versatility of this combination of an Atomic Force Microscope with our excellent optical microscope for our challenging materials and problems. We simply can use real life specimen without big preparation.”
“AFSEM® not only extends the resolution of our microscopes by an order of magnitude, it extends our measurement capabilities beyond topography concerning material composition.”
“Thanks to the AFSEM we can now perform in situ investigations in our FIB microscope, which were not possible before. Especially the possibility to immediately control the result of your nanofabrication experiment is a real beneﬁt!”