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As part of the ongoing expansion of its UK operations, AFM manufacturer Asylum Research has appointed Dr. Mick Phillips as Applications Scientist for Asylum Research UK. Dr. Phillips received his PhD in surface physics from the University of Nottingham. He carried out post-doctoral research in scanning probe microscopy and nanomechanics before taking up a post as Senior Research Scientist in the Nanoanalysis group at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. Dr. Phillips efforts will include demonstration and technical support for Asylum's customers, as well as assisting customers with specialized experiments via Asylum's open software environment.
"We are very excited about adding Mick to our UK team," said Dr. Chris Mulcahy, Managing Director of Asylum Research UK. "His extensive background in AFM and materials/biophysical research will be a great asset to Asylum in increasing our capabilities and bandwidth for servicing our customers."
Dr. Phillips added, "I am very pleased to be joining the Asylum team and working with the most advanced AFMs on the planet, including the exciting new Cypher™ AFM."
Asylum Research UK distributes and supports AFMs and accessories manufactured by Asylum Research. Asylum Research UK is located in the Bicester Innovation Centre in Oxfordshire.
About Asylum Research
Asylum Research is the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are a company dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 250 years combined AFM/SPM experience from our scientists, engineers and software developers. Our instruments are used for a variety of nanoscience applications in material science, physics, polymers, chemistry, biomaterials, and bioscience, including single molecule mechanical experiments on DNA, protein unfolding and polymer elasticity, as well as force measurements for biomaterials, chemical sensing, polymers, colloidal forces, adhesion, and more. Asylum’s product line offers imaging and measurement capabilities for a wide range of samples, including advanced techniques such as electrical characterization (CAFM, KFM, EFM), high voltage piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM), magnetic force microscopy (MFM) with our unique variable field module, quantitative nanoindenting, and a wide range of environmental accessories and application-ready modules.
Asylum’s MFP-3D set the standard for AFM technology, with unprecedented precision and flexibility. The MFP-3D is the first AFM with true independent piezo positioning in all three axes, combined with low noise closed-loop feedback sensor technology. The MFP-3D offers both top and bottom sample viewing for easy integration with most commercially-available inverted optical microscopes.
Asylum’s new Cypher AFM is the world’s first completely new small sample AFM/SPM in over a decade, and sets the new standard as the world’s highest resolution AFM. Cypher provides low-drift closed loop atomic resolution for the most accurate images and measurements possible today, rapid AC imaging with small cantilevers, Spot-On™ automated laser alignment for easy setup, integrated thermal, acoustic and vibration control, and broad support for all major AFM/SPM scanning modes and capabilities.
Asylum Research offers the lowest cost of ownership of any AFM company. Ask us about our industry-best 2-year warranty, our legendary product and applications support, and our exclusive 6-month money-back satisfaction guarantee. We are dedicated to providing the most technically advanced AFMs for researchers who want to take their experiments to the next level. Asylum Research also distributes third party cantilevers from Olympus, Nanoworld/Nanosensors, and our own MFM and iDrive™ tips.
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