Asylum Research



AFM Microscopes

Cypher™ S
The highest resolution fast scanning AFM


Cypher ES
  Cypher ES™
Cypher performance with full environmental control
  MFP-3D Infinity™
Endless applications and unlimited potential
  MFP-3D™ Origin
Intersection of performance and affordability
    MFP-3D-BIO   MFP-3D-BIO™
Full-capability AFM integrated with optical microscopy
    MFP-3D Classic
Performance and versatility for mid-range budgets
        Not sure where to start?
See our product line overview brochure.



GetReal™ Automated
Probe Calibration

  Thumbnail Viewer Utility
Visualize experiment files outside the IGOR environment.
This interface allows you to easily set up and run a sequence of measurements unattended while automatically varying parameters – and without writing any code.
  ARgyle Light™
ARgyle Light™ Advanced 3D Imaging and File Sharing Application. Click here to download sample images for viewing in ARgyle Light.
Advanced, built-in, 3D rendering for both on and off-line analysis.


ARC2™ Controller
Powerful, all-digital controller


Accessory Overview

MFP-3D™ Options and Accessories Summary




blueDrive™ for Cypher
Photothermal excitation option for simpler, more stable, and more accurate tapping mode imaging in air and liquids.

Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy (sMIM)
Nanoscale permittivity and conductivity mapping.
  iDrive™ Magnetic Actuated Cantilever Holder
The iDrive accessory simplifies AFM fluid imaging especially for soft samples, and allows autotuning of cantilevers in fluid.
  Piezo Force Module for MFP-3D
Enables Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) for very high sensitivity, high bias and crosstalk-free measurements on piezo materials.

Ztherm™ Modulated Thermal Analysis Option
Ztherm provides highly localized heating with sensitivity to <10-22 liter (sub-zeptoliter) materials property changes, more than an order of magnitude improvement in volume over that previously available with commercial systems

  ORCA™ Conductive AFM Module
Provides low current measurements at a constant applied voltage for electrical characterization.


Closed Fluid Cell
Closed fluid cell for fluid experiments in a completely sealed environment.

Fluid Cell Lite
Economical fluid dish for multi-user facilities.
Thermal control accessory for heating samples to 80°C.
Petri Dish Holder and Heater
Sample holder to accommodate petri dishes for imaging of live and fixed cells. Heating from ambient to 45°C.
Thermal control accessory for heating samples to 300°C.
Heating and cooling from -35°C to +120°C in gas or liquid droplet.
  Humidity Sensing Cell
Humidity sensing accessory for measuring humidity.
EC Cell
Versatile platform for electrochemical experiments.


MFP NanoIndenter
For Quantitative Surface Characterization

Vibration Isolation Tables and Hoods
Hoods and tables for acoustic and floor noise.
  Variable Field Module2
A module for applying in-plane magnetic fields approaching 1 Tesla to the sample while scanning.
  Digital Access Module
A controller accessory for the MFP-3D that opens user access to the digital operations of the Controller.
  NanoRack™ Sample Stretching Stage Accessory for the MFP-3D™
High-strain, high-travel manual stretching stage provides two axis stress control of tensile loaded samples.
    MFP-3D™ Extended Head
Extended 40µm Z range head for higher sample features.


Probe Store
A comprehensive Cantilever Guide and online store for purchasing all Olympus, Nanoworld/Nanosensor, and Asylum Research MFM and iDrive cantilevers.



Calibration Standards and Samples
AFM/SPM calibration standards and standardized samples for calibrating your AFM.

  Gold Coated Microscope Slides / DNA Slides
Gold coated glass or mica microscope slides in a variety of coating thicknesses and patterns.
  AR-PPLN Test Sample
For Piezoresponse Force Microscopy.
    Application Kits
Kits with a variety of items for specific application imaging modes.
  Sample Mounts
A variety of sample mounts for use with the MFP-3D System.

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