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As part of its ongoing expansion, Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe and atomic force microscopy (SPM/AFM), announced today that it has appointed Dr. Mark Reitsma as its Midwest US Sales Director. Dr. Reitsma received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia for his work with AFM on geomaterials. For the past eight years, Mark has been working in the area of AFM force measurement calibration and investigation of materials properties at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mark will be located in Chicago and will be assisting our existing and prospective customers in the Midwest region, including Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Mark can be contacted at (202) 714-7731, .
"We are very excited about adding Mark to our sales team," said John Green, Executive Vice President of Sales for Asylum Research. "His extensive background in AFM and materials research will be a great asset to Asylum Research and our ability to help prospective customers make informed decisions."
Dr. Reitsma added, "After working in AFM metrology and surface science research for many years, I see my position at Asylum Research as a tremendous opportunity to interact with some of the most talented scientists and engineers in the field, helping them to make informed decisions on the Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ AFMs, the very best AFM instrumentation available."
About Asylum Research
Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are an employee owned company dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 250 years combined AFM/SPM experience among our staff. 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), thermal analysis, 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 and easy integration with most commercially-available inverted optical microscopes.
Asylum’s new Cypher AFM is the world’s first 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, >20X faster AC imaging with small cantilevers, Spot-On™ automated laser and photodetector 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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