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Updated SPM-M Kit with Full Line of Accessories October 2015

The Mad City Labs SPM-M Kit is the most affordable high resolution, closed loop AFM on the market. Now it is available with a full line of accessories for seamless instrument configuration, as shown to the right.

  • double insulated enclosure (not shown)
  • video optical microscope
  • coaxial illuminator
  • base plate for easy attachment to an optical table
  • updated Tungsten tip etching station (not shown)
packages starting at $31,552

2D representation of 312 pm Si (111) atomic steps measured by AFM

312 pm Si (111) atomic steps measured by a Mad City Labs AFM with MadPLL®.
MadPLL® has new additional features at the same low price!
  • Reduced thermal drift
  • Two analog inputs added to the front panel for applications with auxiliary measurement such as NSOM
  • Higher resolution probe DDS for increased probe precision and accuracy
  • Z loop output is now compatible with AR option Nano-Drive® controllers (by request)

The data above were taken with a Tungsten tipped tuning fork. Mad City Labs offers quartz crystal tuning forks for scanning probe microscopy applications such as atomic force microscopy (AFM) and near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM). Each tuning fork has two electrical leads for connection to a driving oscillator such as the Mad City Labs MadPLL® instant AFM and nanoprobe instrumentation. Our tuning forks are shipped to you conveniently ready to use - "out of the can" - with the typical cylindrical housing removed. Available in two sizes: medium and large.

Tuning fork with attached etched Tungsten tip.
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MadPLL brochure
"NANOPOSITIONING: Piezo­electric nano­positioners forge low-cost atomic force microscope"
Application Notes

SPM-004 "Building an AFM with motorized XYZ and camera"
SPM-005 "Building an AFM with manual XY, motorized Z and camera"
SPM-006 "Creating tungsten tips using the Mad City Labs SPM Etch Kit"
SPM-007 "Using shattered silicon as resonant probe tips"

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