Posts in Category SPM / AFM

Webinar Summary – Boost Your SPM Applications: From Kelvin Probe to Time-Resolved Measurements

on 19.10.2020 at 17:03 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
Following up on the webinar dedicated to Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) techniques, I’d like to post a short summary in this blog as well as answers to most questions raised during this event. The recording of this webinar can […]

Meeting SPM Users Virtually

on 16.05.2020 at 06:32 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
The 4th SPM User Meeting that was originally planned to occur in April in Lyon, was rescheduled to 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation. We therefore found inventive ways to stay connected with our community, in a virtual manner, while […]

DFRT revisited: from feedback optimization to full DAQ acquisition

on 18.02.2020 at 18:17 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
The Data Acquisition module (DAQ) in LabOne has been addressed in 2 recent blog posts: A deep dive into data acquisition with the DAQ tool & Choose the right tool to acquire lock-in data. One other great application area for […]

Resonance enhancement: a tale of two data analysis methods

on 17.09.2019 at 11:37 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
The Benefit and Challenge of using Resonance Enhancement Resonance enhancement technique is the fastlane toward raising signal well above the noise floor to increase signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and dynamical range. Such an approach is common for Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) […]

SPM community brought together in Zurich

on 03.06.2019 at 10:16 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
Zurich Instruments User Meeting
“Jamais 2 sans 3,” as the French say, where number three worked as a charm. For this 3rd SPM User Meeting, we were able to host the meeting in our home city and brought together more users than ever before […]

Formation sur les techniques KFM à Grenoble

on 29.11.2017 at 18:17 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
Pour la seconde année consécutive, le réseau RéMiSoL (voir ci-dessous), avec le soutien du CEA LETI, de l’IEMN et de partenaires industriels (NanoAndMore, Zurich Instruments), a proposé une action nationale de formation (ANF) CNRS le 7 et 8 Novembre sur […]

How to measure PLL/PID bandwidth under real experimental conditions

on 14.11.2017 at 10:52 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
With the merging of PLL and PID tab in LabOne for MFLI and UHFLI, the PID Advisor section is now identical for both type of feedback loops and various system models can be tested. After all, a Phase Locked-Loop (PLL) […]

SPM Users’ Meeting in Mainz

on 21.07.2017 at 15:08 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
It was an honor and privilege to host our first SPM Users’ Meeting in Mainz this year, in the group of Prof. Angelika Kuehnle. This 2-day gathering was a time for intense knowledge sharing among Zurich Instruments’ Users with invited […]

Fast auto-approach with MFLI Threshold Unit to control stepper motor

on 22.02.2017 at 11:19 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
In many applications where the distance between two objects need to be reduced to a predefined gap, the ability to control a stepper motor with clear stop conditions from different sensors is of high practical interest. Such functionality can be […]

Workshop on Nanomechanics – Montpellier, France

on 09.12.2016 at 11:24 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
This workshop organized with CNRS customers in Montpellier among the RéMiSoL network (Réseau des Microscopies à Sondes Locales) focused on all aspects of contact mechanics at the nanoscale and in particular using resonant contact AFM mode (CR-AFM). Contact Resonance tracking measures the […]

LabOne Imaging: Software Trigger’s new Grid Mode

on 27.09.2016 at 11:32 by Daniel on Blog of Daniel Wright
An image obtained using SW Trigger's Grid Mode.
In LabOne Release 16.04 the Software Trigger receives a powerful extension, Grid Mode, which organises the triggered data in a 2-D matrix allowing image construction direct from LabOne. This blog explains how this new functionality works and describes its most […]

Working with LabOne Software Trigger Data in Matlab

on 18.04.2016 at 10:42 by Daniel on Blog of Daniel Wright
LabOne’s Software (SW) Trigger allows the user to save bursts of instrument signals (e.g. its demodulator samples or a PID controller’s error value) when a specified trigger condition is met. The SW Trigger works much in the same way as […]

LabOne Software Trigger as a tool for multichannel mapping applications

on 25.11.2015 at 13:27 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
In earlier blogs, we presented several methods to synchronize data acquisition with third party instruments, either via the DIO input as a Hardware trigger (TTL pulse), some gated triggering scheme for pass/fail analysis or to capture only transient phenomena in a longer […]

Zurich Instruments Users Meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands

on 17.06.2015 at 11:58 by Daniel on Blog of Daniel Wright
On June 3rd my colleague Romain Stomp and I welcomed Zurich Instruments users with a focus in Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) to visit us for the day at Leiden University in the Netherlands. In the morning, Romain shared his expertise with a presentation outlining […]

DFRT-PFM workshop – INL Lyon

on 27.11.2014 at 16:54 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
Earlier in November 2014, Zurich Instruments participated in a 2-day workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) organized by the Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (INL) and the CNRS network RéMiSoL (Réseau des Microscopies à Sondes Locales). Starting with some theoretical introduction […]