The ICSPI nGauge is a benchtop AFM tool based on the patented AFM-on-a-Chip technology. In this AFM all scanners and sensors are integrated into a single 1 x 1 mm2 CMOS-MEMS chip and therefore nanoscale imaging has never been easier.
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is one of the most used surface science techniques to investigate topography, surface roughness and thickness of coatings on different substrate materials. A very sharp tip or cantilever is moving across the surface giving height and mechanical information on the nanoscale. The nGauge is working in the so-called tapping mode providing very long cantilever lifetimes and 1000+ scans.
The ICSPI AFM-on-a-Chip approach resulted in an alignment-free, laser-less and cost-effective AFM tool.
The nGauge AFM offers a simple benchtop set-up and plug-and-play operation providing first results within a few minutes.