About Nanosurf AG

Welcome to Nanosurf

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.

Market leader

Nanosurf is global market leader for:

AFM-based single-cell and nano manipulation tools
AFM and STM for nanoeducation
Compact and mountable AFM systems
Custom-built AFM systems

Vision

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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What's new

  • News

    CoreAFM — The essence of AFM

    The compact research AFM that offers best value for money Related images Compact by design, with a complete and streamlined

  • News

    Nanosurf User Meeting 2018

    November 5, 2018, Basel, Switzerland Join your fellow Nanosurf AFM users and take the opportunity to discuss applications, techniques, and breakthroughs

  • News

    Nanosurf Control Software V3.8.4.1

    Nanosurf has released version 3.8.4.1 of its AFM control software This version is a bug fix release and therefore highly recommended The

  • News

    Discount on AFM Mode Kits in September!

    Phase imaging mode kit Phase image as measured with the kit After the success of our recent discount on the Nanosurf Small Sample Heater

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Atomic force microscope products

COMPACT

NaioAFM — The leading compact AFM

All-in-one atomic force microscope for small samples and nanoeducation

NaioSTM — STM for nanoeducation

The all-in-one scanning tunneling microscope for an easy entry into the world of atoms

LensAFM — AFM for optical microscopes

Extend the resolution of your upright microscope or 3D profilometer

NaniteAFM — The leading mountable AFM

Compact and mountable atomic force microscope for materials research and industry

RESEARCH

CoreAFM — The essence of atomic force microscopy

The compact research AFM that offers best value for money

 

Flex-Axiom — AFM for materials research

The most flexible and versatile atomic force microscope for materials research

Flex-ANA — AFM for automated force mapping

The perfect tool for fully automated nanomechanical data acquisition and analysis

Flex-Bio — AFM for biology and life science

The atomic force microscope that combines versatility and performance for life science

ADVANCED

Flex-FPM — FlexAFM with FluidFM® functionality

The next-generation microfluidic tool for nanomanipulation and single-cell biology

 

Cytomass Monitor — The fastest and most accurate cell balance

Measuring and monitoring the mass of living cells in real time

Custom solutions that meet your needs

Systems or components that are fully tailored to your specifications and requirements

What's new

  • News

    CoreAFM — The essence of AFM

    The compact research AFM that offers best value for money Related images Compact by design, with a complete and streamlined

  • News

    Nanosurf User Meeting 2018

    November 5, 2018, Basel, Switzerland Join your fellow Nanosurf AFM users and take the opportunity to discuss applications, techniques, and breakthroughs

  • News

    Nanosurf Control Software V3.8.4.1

    Nanosurf has released version 3.8.4.1 of its AFM control software This version is a bug fix release and therefore highly recommended The

  • News

    Discount on AFM Mode Kits in September!

    Phase imaging mode kit Phase image as measured with the kit After the success of our recent discount on the Nanosurf Small Sample Heater

About Nanosurf AG

Partners

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.

 

Cluster Nanotechnologie
Nanoinitiative Bayern

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.

 

European Soft Matter Infrastructure

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.
More about Flex-ANA.

 

NFP4CryoEM project
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

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.

Commission for Technology and Innovation

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.

What's new

  • News

    CoreAFM — The essence of AFM

    The compact research AFM that offers best value for money Related images Compact by design, with a complete and streamlined

  • News

    Nanosurf User Meeting 2018

    November 5, 2018, Basel, Switzerland Join your fellow Nanosurf AFM users and take the opportunity to discuss applications, techniques, and breakthroughs

  • News

    Nanosurf Control Software V3.8.4.1

    Nanosurf has released version 3.8.4.1 of its AFM control software This version is a bug fix release and therefore highly recommended The

  • News

    Discount on AFM Mode Kits in September!

    Phase imaging mode kit Phase image as measured with the kit After the success of our recent discount on the Nanosurf Small Sample Heater

About Nanosurf AG

Atomic force microscopy applications

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  • KPFM on graphene

    KPFM on graphene

    Kelvin probe force microscopy

     

     

  • Terraces of strontium titanate (SrTiO3)

    Terraces of strontium titanate (SrTiO3)

    Layered structure of strontium titanate

     

     

  • Analysis of tensile stress samples with AFSEM™

    Analysis of tensile stress samples…

    Observe sample changes by SEM, measure details with AFSEM™

     

     

  • Electrostatic force microscopy (EFM)

    Electrostatic force microscopy (EFM)

    Phase contrast imaging on aluminum-gold microstructure

     

     

  • Spring constant calibration by frequency sweep

    Spring constant calibration by frequency…

    Calibration option for NaioAFM, Easyscan 2 and SPM S systems

     

     

  • Phase imaging of a SBS-PS polymer blend

    Phase imaging of a SBS-PS…

    Phase separation of a SBS-PS polymer blend film

     

     

  • Nanoindentation analysis with AFSEM™

    Nanoindentation analysis with AFSEM™

    Observe the indentation by SEM, measure it with AFSEM™

     

     

  • Nanomechanical analysis of alginate hydrogels

    Nanomechanical analysis of alginate hydrogels

    Sample homogeneity explored using a Flex-ANA system

     

     

  • Conductivity of Pt(C) induced by FEBIP

    Conductivity of Pt(C) induced by…

    Conductive AFM in SEM using solid Platinum tips

     


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What's new

  • News

    CoreAFM — The essence of AFM

    The compact research AFM that offers best value for money Related images Compact by design, with a complete and streamlined

  • News

    Nanosurf User Meeting 2018

    November 5, 2018, Basel, Switzerland Join your fellow Nanosurf AFM users and take the opportunity to discuss applications, techniques, and breakthroughs

  • News

    Nanosurf Control Software V3.8.4.1

    Nanosurf has released version 3.8.4.1 of its AFM control software This version is a bug fix release and therefore highly recommended The

  • News

    Discount on AFM Mode Kits in September!

    Phase imaging mode kit Phase image as measured with the kit After the success of our recent discount on the Nanosurf Small Sample Heater

Contact Nanosurf AG

What's new

  • News

    CoreAFM — The essence of AFM

    The compact research AFM that offers best value for money Related images Compact by design, with a complete and streamlined

  • News

    Nanosurf User Meeting 2018

    November 5, 2018, Basel, Switzerland Join your fellow Nanosurf AFM users and take the opportunity to discuss applications, techniques, and breakthroughs

  • News

    Nanosurf Control Software V3.8.4.1

    Nanosurf has released version 3.8.4.1 of its AFM control software This version is a bug fix release and therefore highly recommended The

  • News

    Discount on AFM Mode Kits in September!

    Phase imaging mode kit Phase image as measured with the kit After the success of our recent discount on the Nanosurf Small Sample Heater