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The microscope combines an AFM head with an inverted optical microscope. The setup allows for simultaneous visualisation of the AFM’s head and the sample under investigation.

The AFM/Optical microscope at LIPHY

The available optical techniques are : Bright field; phase contrast; RICM (Reflection Interference Contrast Microscopy); fluorescence.

The setup is mounted on an anti-vibration table top. It is possible to control the sample temperature or perfusion.

The ’"AFM-bio" is part of nanobio facility and is open to academic researchers.


Scientific managers:

Claude Verdier or Valérie Laurentpour plus d’information.

technical staff : Michaël Betton