Atomic Force Microscopy Beginners Guide Short course


Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is a Nobel Prize-winning technique that provides high-resolution imaging, and physical properties data from biological or material surfaces.

If you want to learn more about the theory of AFM, get hands-on with the technology and explore its advantages over alternative microscopy methods, this 1 day short course is essential.

Taught by Dr James R Smith – who has more than 20 years of AFM experience – this course is perfect for those looking to explore this exciting technique, and for anyone who needs initial catch-up training too.

We're the only university to offer a course of this type in the world and once you've completed it, you'll have enhanced your microscopy knowledge, so you'll be more employable in the field.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration:
  • Start and end dates: The course runs on an ad-hoc basis, depending on the number of candidates



What you'll experience

On this short course, you'll cover:

  • Technique Overview
  • Sample Preparation
  • Imaging Modes
  • Imagine in Liquid
  • Image Analysis

You'll investigate a number of samples, and there'll be plenty of opportunities to discuss results and ask questions. You'll get a take-away manual and be encouraged to annotate it throughout the day. You'll receive a certificate when you complete the course.

What's included

You'll get a take-away manual, which you can annotate throughout the day, as well as an attendance certificate for completing the course.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

How to book

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