WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA – ICSPI, a leader in benchtop nanoscale imaging instruments, announces the launch of its new Redux AFM, an automated atomic force microscope (AFM) designed to allow scientists and engineers to effortlessly collect 3-dimensional data at the nanoscale.
ICSPI’s mission is to expand access to nanoscale measurement with powerful, automated and intuitive imaging tools. Building on the success of its nGauge AFM, of which hundreds of units are in operation in over 30 countries, ICSPI is excited to introduce the Redux AFM and elevate the user experience of nanoscale imaging with automation.
“Legacy AFMs, with their laser-based sensing, bulky piezoelectric scanners, and finicky silicon probes, are best described as temperamental and often present a daunting and time-consuming experience for users,” said David Morris, Director of Operations at ICSPI. “Our goal with the Redux is to make AFM as fast and as intuitive as optical microscopy, so scientists and engineers can focus on advancing scientific discovery and technological progress.”
The Redux resets the expectations for AFM by offering:
- Automated set-up: one-click motorized and automatic approach
- No laser alignment: one-click configuration
- High-throughput: three-minute time-to-data for routine scans
- Precision sample positioning: motorized XY stage and integrated optical microscope
- Large sample platform: sample platform that can accommodate 100-mm wafers
Building on the intuitive design of the nGauge, the Redux introduces even more automation, further refining the user experience. “Unlike many AFM systems, the nGauge’s straightforward design streamlines the learning curve for users. This user-friendly nature not only optimizes resources but also enhances overall productivity by allowing researchers and professionals to focus more on their specific applications and less on the complexities of operating the AFM system,” said Dr. Nas Yousefi, Research Specialist at the nanoFAB, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. “The integrated optical microscope and motorized XY stage on the Redux are great features that prove highly beneficial for users.”
“The nGauge AFM is one of my go-to tools for getting quantitative data at the nanoscale. I’ve been impressed with its versatility and how quickly I can get data. For a lot of the work I am doing, the Redux’s motorized XY movement and integrated optical microscope would be really useful,” said Zachary Tong, the host of material science YouTube channel Breaking Taps, who created one of the most-watched videos about AFM in history. “The Redux is a game-changer for speeding up feedback cycles on experiments.”
ICSPI is a leader in benchtop nanoscale imaging instruments, headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Its first product, the nGauge AFM, has reset the expectations for nanoscale imaging. ICSPI’s atomic force microscope systems are trusted by scientists, engineers and educators in over thirty countries to effortlessly collect nanoscale data with speed, precision and accuracy. With the addition of the Redux AFM to its product line, ICSPI is advancing its mission of expanding access to nanoscale measurement with powerful, automated and intuitive imaging tools.
To learn more about ICSPI and the Redux AFM, visit www.icspicorp.com