Components of a FluidFM system:
This picture shows the 6 typical components of a FluidFM setup.
1 FluidFM operates on any standard inverted microscope with a camera. The AFM compatible sample stage can optionally be motorized.
2 The FlexAFM scan head from Nanosurf is the base of the FluidFM setup. The FluidFM specific parts include:
- The FluidFM Probeholder which is magnetically fixed to the AFM.
- An easy to use CytoClip holds the FluidFM cantilever
- The Pneumatic connector links the cantilever tubing with the pressure controller.
3 The pressure source and controller allow to control the liquid in the FluidFM cantilever with -800 to +1000 mbar.
4 The barcode reader scans the FluidFM probe and loads it automatically into the software.
5 An anti vibration table is recommended for the best experiment results.
All these instruments are controlled with ARYA - the intuitive and beginner-friendly FluidFM software which is delivered with its own PC and touchscreen (6).