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Q-Control Module

Source: Asylum Research

Q-Control Module
The Q-Control Module is a hardware accessory for NanoScope Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) from Digital Instruments.
The Q-Control Module is a hardware accessory for NanoScope Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) from Digital Instruments. The module allows gentler and less destructive imaging of sensitive samples. It also reduces the damping of the dynamic system by increasing the effective quality factor of the oscillating cantilever and enlarging the regime of the net-attractive interaction.

By applying Q-control, delicate and highly sensitive surface structures observable with a standard SPM can be characterized with high resolution. The main module of the product connects to the NanoScope Extender Electronics Module and the AFM via an additional cable. A separate remote control operates the module at resonant frequencies of the cantilever from 95 to 550kHz. The product is only available for use with NanoScope systems equipped with Extender capabilities.

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