Atomic Force/Scanning Probe Microscope (AFM/SPM)
The facility is equipped with a Bruker Catalyst Atomic Force/Scanning Probe Microscope for the high-resolution study of molecules in situ. The system works in both the contact and tapping modes. The AFM/SPM resides on a Zeiss AxioObserver Z1 inverted microscope stand equipped with fluorescence optics (DAPI, GFP, rhodamine), an Exfo X-cite fluorescence illumination system and an AxioCam MRm CCD camera for the concurrent imaging of fluorescent signals. A heater/perfusion chamber is available to permit live-cell imaging. The entire system is housed within a TMC Acoustic Vibration Isolation System.