Oxford Instruments Asylum Research

At Oxford Instruments Asylum Research we specialize in making the best atomic force microscopes for academic research and industrial R&D. Our passion for innovating AFM technology is what drove us to start Asylum in 1999. Since then, we have continuously worked to develop higher performance AFMs (e.g. resolution, speed), more useful...

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Mass photometry – A new way of characterising biomolecules

Mass photometry is a revolutionary new way to analyse molecules. It enables the accurate mass measurement of single molecules in solution, in their native state and without the need for labels. The ability of mass photometry to yield rapid and intuitive feedback on a variety of applications opens up...

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Trend in Operando Nanoscale Characterization using Scanning Probe Microscopy

Introduction Fine-grain control of the structure of materials is widely regarded as a crucial technology undergirding innovation in materials science. Today, thanks to nanotechnology initiatives launched at the beginning of the 21st century, materials and device elements with a fi ne grain structure can be produced and distributed as...

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Role of FIB and SEM in Nano/Micro-scale Mechanical Experiments

Introduction Investigations of the strength of materials tend to focus on mechanical tests involving materials of dimensions ranging from nanometers to micrometers. Among the main reasons for this are (1) the discovery of characteristic structures at the nanoscale, and (2) changes in mechanical properties associated with the miniaturization of...

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NASA Laboratory to Expand their Investigation of the Solar System’s Origin — with Unique Mass Spectrometer from Nu Instruments

This summer, planetary scientists at NASA will achieve new levels of precision in their investigations into the origin of the Solar System with the delivery of Nu Instruments’ Sapphire 1700 Multi-Collector ICP-MS— the world’s largest commercially-built multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer. Designed specifically for NASA, the Sapphire 1700...

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