AFM Automation Software
Jan 2012Asylum ResearchRequest Info
Asylum Research's MFP-3D and Cypher atomic force microscopes (AFMs) require no programming to perform advanced imaging and measurements. For more advanced, automated and out-of-the-box experiments, the company provides Igor, a user-driven programming language. The new MacroBuilder interface allows users to easily implement Igor customization without writing any code, by simply dragging MacroBuilder modules together to form macros that automate many measurements and analyses, and that can be saved and used repeatedly. Each module performs a specific operation, such as moving the tip to a position, collecting thermal data or displaying the next saved force plot. Automation can range from simple tasks such as making a sequence of measurements to more sophisticated procedures in which the MacroBuilder software makes intelligent decisions.