Founded in 1997, we are a Swiss based high-tech company providing scanning probe microscopes to customers around the globe. Our product range starts with very compact AFM and STM instruments, followed by state-of-the-art research atomic force microscope systems, all the way up to fully customized and comprehensive next‑level solutions. Our customers in research, industry and teaching value the innovative approach, modularity, and ease of use of our products.
Nanosurf is global market leader for:
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|AFM and STM for nanoeducation|
|Compact and mountable AFM systems|
|Custom-built AFM systems|
Nanosurf extends cantilever-based measurement and manipulation systems to the next level. We constantly provide unique solutions and tools to solve our customers’ most demanding problems, and assist you wherever we can. At Nanosurf we care!
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Atomic force microscope products
All-in-one atomic force microscope for small samples and nanoeducation
The all-in-one scanning tunneling microscope for an easy entry into the world of atoms
Extend the resolution of your upright microscope or 3D profilometer
Compact and mountable atomic force microscope for materials research and industry
The compact research AFM that offers best value for money
The most flexible and versatile atomic force microscope for materials research
The perfect tool for fully automated nanomechanical data acquisition and analysis
The atomic force microscope that combines versatility and performance for life science
The next-generation microfluidic tool for nanomanipulation and single-cell biology
Measuring and monitoring the mass of living cells in real time
Correlative AFM and SEM
Systems or components that are fully tailored to your specifications and requirements
Nanosurf works with many international partners, ranging from universities to industry to the public sector, on cutting edge scientific advancements, new types of applications for AFM and related technologies, and public projects, e.g. to establish nanotechnology networks.
Major objective of the Cluster’s work is the continuous development of a nanotechnology competence network for an efficient transfer of latest R&D-results into marketable products as well as the promotion of cooperations aiming at concrete projects. The Nanoinitiative Bayern is responsible for the cluster management.
EUSMI provides the community of European soft-matter researchers with an open-access infrastructure as a platform to support and extend their research, covering characterization, synthesis, and modeling.
As one of the 15 partners, Nanosurf will provide transnational access to a Flex-ANA system in Langen, Germany. This system is an automated solution for AFM-based nanomechanical analysis.
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The ‘Manipulating and Harvesting of Cell Components for Cryo-Electron Microscopy (NFP4CryoEM)’ project with TU Delft concerns advances in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This technology makes it possible to depict the three-dimensional organisation of an individual ‘vitrified’ cell at nanometre level. The project uses AFM to make better samples by directly extracting specific components from the cell, and preparing them for research.
Cytosurge and Nanosurf have a long-standing and successful history together establishing FluidFM® system solutions, resulting in more than 40 publications generated by 30+ systems in leading universities around the globe.
This premium partnership provides the best possible FluidFM® experience to end-users with a Nanosurf AFM. About Flex-FPM.
The CTI is the federal innovation promotion agency responsible for encouraging science-based innovation in Switzerland by providing financing, professional advice and networks.
Nanosurf is involved in several CTI projects in cooperation with other partners such as ETH, EPFL and the University of Basel.
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KPFM on graphene
Kelvin probe force microscopy
Terraces of strontium titanate (SrTiO3)
Layered structure of strontium titanate
Analysis of tensile stress samples…
Observe sample changes by SEM, measure details with AFSEM™
Electrostatic force microscopy (EFM)
Phase contrast imaging on aluminum-gold microstructure
Spring constant calibration by frequency…
Calibration option for NaioAFM, Easyscan 2 and SPM S systems
Phase imaging of a SBS-PS…
Phase separation of a SBS-PS polymer blend film
Nanoindentation analysis with AFSEM™
Observe the indentation by SEM, measure it with AFSEM™
Nanomechanical analysis of alginate hydrogels
Sample homogeneity explored using a Flex-ANA system
Conductivity of Pt(C) induced by…
Conductive AFM in SEM using solid Platinum tips