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AFM Video Tutorial

Watch our video on building an "instant" AFM. See how easy it is to assemble a low cost, high performance, closed loop AFM using the SPM-M kit, an Akiyama Probe, manual coarse positioners, and additional hardware.

The SPM-M Kit combines the MadPLL® instrument package with Mad City Labs high resolution nanpositioning systems to form a high performance, closed loop, scanning resonant probe microscope. The seamless integration of hardware combined with the built-in automated control of MadPLL® means that you can concentrate on getting results, not tweaking parameters. Applications for the SPM-M Kit include nanoscale characterization and nanoscale fabrication applications such as optical antennas, nano-optics, semiconductors, data storage, and more. The SPM-M Kit is ideal for research and teaching laboratories offering high performance, versatility, simplicity and excellent value.


AFM Instrument Assembly



AFM Instrument Assembly


Nano-OP30 nanopositioning stage

  Components used in AFM Instrument Assembly


  • SPM-M Kit
    • MadPLL® Instrument Package
      • digital phase lock loop (PLL) controller
      • Akiyama probe mounting board
      • sensor amplifier board
    • Nano-SPM200 nanopositioning stage (XY)
    • Nano-OP30 nanopositioning stage (Z)
    • 3 axis closed loop Nano-Drive® controler
    • Z axis open loop/close loop switch (OCL option)
    • AFMView™ Software
    • AFMView™ Tutorial
    • Adapter plate between preamplifier and Nano-OP30
    • Adapter plate to Thorlabs MT1 micropositioner
    • Application note: "AFM Kit with manual positioning"
    • Application note: "Tungsten tip etching station"
  • XY and Z coarse motion: standard stages available from optical component suppliers.
  • Probe: Akiyama probe.
  • Hardware: standard optical mounting fixtures.

combination single axis nanopositioner with single axis micropositioner

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Product Description Axes Applications
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High resolution, closed loop, scanning resonant probe microscope
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nanoscale characterization, nanoscale fabrication, optical antennas, nano-optics, semiconductors, data storage, and more
MadPLL® Instrument Package
Software, PLL controller, sensor amplifier, and probe boards
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build an "instant" SPM, AFM, or NSOM with the MadPLL® package and Mad City Labs nanopositioners
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Nano-OP Series
Ranges of motion from 30 µm up to 100 µm and can be combined to provide multi-axis motion
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Nano-OPH Series Large central aperture, ranges of motion from 30 µm up to 100 µm
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nanomanipulation, AFM, NSOM, specialized microscopy
Nano-P Series Precision linear translator in a small cylindrical configuration with 15 µm, 35 µm or 70 µm of motion
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metrology, AFM, NSOM, SPM, nanoindenting
SPM-MZ Precision aligned, highly stable single axis micropositioner designed as a Z-axis approach for scanning probe microscopes.
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scanning probe microscopy, nanomanipulation
Nano-LR200 200 µm of motion combined with exceptionally low out-of-plane motion for special applications
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Nano-CZ200 Compact, long range (200 µm) precision piezo nanopositioning system 1 (Z) metrology, high precision optical alignment and mirror positioning, scanning probe microscopy
Nano-CZ500 Compact, super long range (500 µm) precision piezo nanopositioning system 1 (Z) high resolution probe scanning, metrology, optical alignment and mirror positioning
Nano-HSZ High speed nanopositioner with picometer precision 1 (Z) high speed AFM, NSOM, SPM, optical alignment and miror positioning
Nano-MZ Compact with 25 µm range of motion piezo nanopositioner 1 (Z) AFM, optical aligment, metrology
Nano-Bio Series Low profile, with large aperture for use with inverted optical microscopes, available in 50 µm, 100 µm, and 200 µm ranges of motion 2 optical microscopy, AFM scanning, super resolution (SR) microscopy
Nano-H Series Compact, long range stage with a large aperture 2 optical microscopy, AFM scanning, fluorescence imaging, optical tweezers
Nano-PDQ Series Extremely high speed nanopositioners with a large center aperture, up to 75 µm of motion in XY, and 50 µm of motion in Z 2 or 3 optical trapping, optical tweezers, high speed particle tracking, AFM, NSOM
Nano-T Series Economical systems with sub-nanometer resolution 2 or 3 fluorescence imaging, super resolution (SR) microscopy, AFM scanning
Nano-HS Series High speed nanopositioning system with picometer positioning resolution 2 or 3 high speed AFM, SPM, metrology
Nano-M250 Compact system constructed from titanium or invar with a 0.5 inch aperture 2 nanolithography, SEM, AFM
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Nano-LPQ
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Nano-LP Series Low profile with 100µm, 200 µm or 300 µm in X, Y and Z. 3 single molecule microscopy and spectroscopy, AFM scanning, fluorescence imaging, super resolution (SR) microscopy
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