Atomic force microscope: Veeco Dimension 3100V

Atomic force microscope: Veeco Dimension 3100V
Austria • Joanneum Research (JOR)

Equipment: Veeco/Bruker/ AFM Dimension 3100
Technique: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
Contact person (Joanneum Research): Barbara Stadlober (barbara.stadlober@joanneum.at)
Responsible: Oliver Werzer (oliver.werzer@joanneum.at)

Description: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is a high resolution scanning probe microscope with resolution on the order of sub nanometer. The AFM consist of a cantilever with a sharp tip used to scan the surface of a sample. The instrument is used for tapping or contact mode atomic force microscopy imaging.


  • Sample size 150 mm diameter 12 mm thick;
  • Stage movement x-y 150 mm with 2 micron resolution;
  • Video optics with zoom 150-675 micron viewing area;
  • Piezo scan head range; 90 micron x-y and 6 micron in z;
  • 16 bits DAC giving sub nanometer resolution;
  • Max 512 x 512 samples/image;
  • Contact and tapping mode AFM, Conductive AFM;
  • Typical applications: Characterization of surface roughness, Step height and mapping of topography.