Abu Dhabi Institute Chooses Asylum Research MFP-3D™ AFM and NanoIndenter
News Sep 07, 2009
Asylum Research and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology announced that the Institute’s Laboratory for Energy and Nano-Science (LENS) has acquired Asylum’s MFP-3D Stand Alone Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and instrumented NanoIndenter to perform research aimed at improving the efficiency of thermoelectric materials and developing non-destructive tools for thin film characterization of photovoltaics.
The Institute is the dedicated to the research and development of sustainable energy solutions. The MFP-3D-SA is an atomic force microscope that will be used for three-dimensional measurements of different solid state materials at the nanometer scale.
The MFP NanoIndenter is a true instrumented indenter and will be used to investigate the mechanical properties of nanostructures and for a frequency-domain thermo-reflectance experiment for measuring the thermal properties of homogenous materials and sub-micron thin films.
Commented Dr. Matteo Chiesa, Assistant Professor at the LENS, “After reviewing many instruments I chose the MFP-3D as the best AFM combined with the most elegant and simple-to-use nanoindentation tool. Asylum Research professionalism was a striking factor in choosing the right characterization tool. Asylum Research has shown a dynamic attitude in providing a complete solution for the needs of my laboratory, which is part of a new graduate university in a region where technical support can be very challenging.”
Nanoparticles show great promise as diagnostic tools and drug delivery agents. But until now, most nanoparticles had to be injected into the bloodstream because they weren’t absorbed well orally. Now, researchers have modified nanoparticles to improve their uptake in the gastrointestinal tract.