Euro AFM Forum at University of Munster focuses on current research in atomic force microscopy

July 20, 2007 — SANTA BARBARA, CA — Asylum Research, in conjunction with the University of Menster, CeNTech, and Atomic Force F&E, announces the Euro AFM Forum to be held at the University of Munster, Germany, Sept. 3-5. The Euro AFM Forum is a conference for AFM researchers to share the cutting-edge research being done specifically in the field of AFM/SPM. Conference registration is free and is open to anyone who is currently doing work in AFM or for those interested in learning more on the topic.

The first full day of the Forum will include invited talks and submitted posters on a variety of AFM topics from bio to semiconductors. The second day will be a hands-on workshop that will consist of equipment demonstrations and lectures on such topics as fluid imaging, electrical characterization and new AFM imaging modes. Researchers may submit their posters for the conference as well as their AFM images for an image contest. Three winners will be selected to receive an iPod Nano for their winning image.

“We are pleased to co-host this conference that will bring together many of the top AFM scientists that are doing such great research in this field,” says Tilman Schaffer, scientist in the BioForce Group at the CeNTech, University of Menster.

The event is co-sponsored by CeNTech, University of Menster, Atomic Force F&E and Asylum Research. Conference details and registration can be found on the official conference site at

About Asylum Research
Asylum Research manufactures advanced scientific instrumentation, including AFMs/ Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs), for nanoscale science and technology. An AFM/SPM is one of the premier instruments used for measuring surfaces and surface properties at the nanometer level. For additional information, please contact Terry Mehr, director of marketing, Asylum Research, 6310 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93117, 805-696-6466, [email protected],

About CeNTech and University of Munster
The CeNTech, located within the University of Munster, was created as one of Germany’s first centers for nanotechnology. Integrated into the densest network of universities in all over Europe, CeNTech provides the ideal environment to direct selected ideas and results of nanotechnological research into technical and commercial applications. It is located within the University of Munster in the German state of North Rhine-Westfalia (NRW) in the heart of Europe. For additional information, see their web sites at, and

About Atomic Force F&E
Atomic Force F&E GmbH was founded in 1998 to distribute highly sophisticated surface investigation techniques and instruments. Atomic Force currently distributes a variety of metrology tools as well as AFM cantilevers from their two locations in


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