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AFM Asylum Training

Lab Facility: 
Training Charges: 
4.00 hours
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Steps to become a tool user

  1. Become a member of SNF.
  1. Please send an email to to sign up for training.
  2. Watch videos linked here (SunetID login required)
  3. Attend General/group training. It includes an overview of the AFM principles, overview of the instrument, and all basic aspects of its operation. You do not need to bring any samples to the group training but you might want to print your own copy of the manual to take notes on. The group training is limited to a maximum of 3 participants and can be requested by contacting the primary trainer.
  4. Attend and pass one-on-one qualification. In this session the user demonstrates that they can safely and effectively operate the tool on their own sample and without the need for assistance from the trainer. The qualification is limited to 1 person only and can be scheduled sometime after the group training, usually within a few weeks. You should bring your notes, a sample, and an AFM probe (purchased either form the stockroom or independently).
  5. (Optional) Contact the primary trainer to request additional training for any of the advanced modes, such as SKPM, ORCA, SThM, or glovebox operation.

Equipment Covered by this Training