As part of the Water-Rock Interaction lab headed by Prof. Simon Emmanuel at the Institute of Earth Sciences, we operate a Bruker MultiMode 8 atomic force microscope (AFM) with a Nanoscope V Controller. As well as having extensive experience imaging mineral and rock surfaces during geochemical reactions, we also perform nanomechanical measurements (Peakforce QNM) and magnetic force microscopy (MFM).
Specialized equipment includes:
Fluid cell (for experiments in liquid environments)
Environmental cell with argon gas flow (for experiments in an inert atmosphere)
Heating and cooling scanner and controller (for experiments in the range 20oC - 220oC)
If you are interested in using the AFM or collaborating on a project, please feel free to contact Prof. Simon Emmanuel (firstname.lastname@example.org)