HomeApplication NotePark Systems Introduces Park NX12 for Unsurpassed Affordable High Resolution NanoScale Imaging

Park Systems Introduces Park NX12 for Unsurpassed Affordable High Resolution NanoScale Imaging

Park Systems Introduces Park NX12 for Unsurpassed Affordable High Resolution NanoScale Imaging Required for Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Electrochemistry Research

Park NX12 combines NX10 base with NX-Bio’s XY stage that mounts on an inverted optical microscope and supports all of the available modes and options for NX10 with enhanced optics. The Inverted Optical Microscope (IOM) feature is designed to work with transparent samples using a pipette based technique and utilizes PinPoint™ mode in liquid for nanomechanical characterization.

Park Systems, World-leading manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) just announced new Park NX12, an affordable versatile platform for analytical chemistry and electrochemistry researchers and multi-user facilities. Park NX12 features a versatile Inverted Optical Microscope (IOM) based SPM platform for SICM, SECM, and SECCM in addition to Atomic Force Microscopy for research on a broad range of materials from organic to inorganic, transparent to opaque, soft to hard. 

“We just purchased Park NX12 because we wanted a high quality research grade, easy to use, versatile, and high resolution AFM/SICM/STM platform,” commented Prof. Yixian Wang. “The Park NX12 was the only comprehensive platform that could perform all SPM techniques (AFM/STM/Pipette based SICM) while also utilizing IOM, for the nanoscale measurement flexibility we needed. We are happy with a very affordable product with so many features and such accurate data.” The Yixian Wang Laboratory at Cal State LA  is doing leading edge research on a wide variety of topics including major factors governing the catalyst activity of gold-based catalysts, membrane of individual living cells in real time studying Parkinson’s disease and plasmonic imaging of surface electrochemistry of single gold nanowires and are experts at developing new detection protocols.

Park NX12 combines NX10 base with NX-Bio’s XY stage that mounts on an inverted optical microscope and supports all of the available modes and options for NX10 with enhanced optics. The Inverted Optical Microscope (IOM) feature is designed to work with transparent samples using a pipette based technique and utilizes PinPoint™ mode in liquid for nanomechanical characterization.

 

“Park NX12 is vastly superior to existing solutions by offering the best value research grade high-end IOM based SPM platform, guaranteeing researcher’s highest resolution pipette based measurements,” commented Keibock Lee, President Park Systems. “Ideally suited for multi user facilities, the unique modular design is a versatile platform
designed for further development.”

 

Park NX12 is suited for advanced research on materials such as membranes, organic devices and electronics, and biological and pathological samples, there are outside institution inquiries for characterization of biomedical devices and materials. In addition, Park NX12 offers an affordable research grade AFM solution for young professors working on biomechanical and pathological studies.

 

Description: A polyimide (PI) membrane with track-etched nanopores was mounted on a diffusion cell separating a top chamber and a bottom chamber. Top chamber contained 100 mM KCl. Bottom chamber contained 100 mM KCl + 5 mM Ruthenium hexamine (an electrochemically active molecule). Ruhex molecules will then diffuse from the bottom chamber to the top chamber by the concentration gradient. In SICM topography, two nanopores can be clearly seen. The molecular flux of Ruhex is detected by SECM, as evident by the increased Faradaic current over the nanopores.

Park NX12 also solves the challenges in material characterization for clean and renewable energy applications and sensors by providing enough resolution of existing SECM techniques for high resolution detection of interfacial transport and surface chemistry. It also has studious handling of for the pipette probes used in SECM characterization and similarly transparent materials such as nanopore membranes (for fuel cells) and biomembranes (for sensors).

 

“Our multi user research lab uses Park NX-Bio and can see the strong advantages in the versatile and comprehensive design of Park NX12,” commented Prof. Lane Baker, James F. Jackson Associate Professor of Chemistry Indiana University. “Park Systems is a customer centric manufacturer who carefully listens to their customers needs and develops new products based on customer input.” The Baker Group at Indiana University studies electrochemical methods for analysis and imaging focused on applications of nanopores for the development of chemical and biochemically selective membranes, sensor development and electrochemical imaging.

Park NX12 is ideal for many industr

y research applications including electro and analytical chemistry, battery and ESS (Energy storing system), nano pore structure, water purification & treatment, hydrogel study and fluorescence tagging, electrophysiology, neurochemistry, biomimetic, tissue engineering, and biophysics.

Park NX12 offers ease of use in both air and liquid, a solution and platform for pipette based SPM techniques (e.g. SICM, SECM, SECCM), and an AFM/optics solutions with broad optical access to the scanning probe and has all of the standard features of Park’s line of Atomic Force Microscope products including SmartScan™, revolutionary point-and-click fully automated AFM software.

Park NX12, an affordable versatile platform for analytical chemistry and electrochemistry researchers and multi-user facilities. Park NX12 features a versatile Inverted Optical Microscope (IOM) based SPM platform for SICM, SECM, and SECCM in addition to Atomic Force Microscopy for research on a broad range of materials from organic to inorganic, transparent to opaque, soft to hard.

 

Discover Park NX12

Park NX12, an affordable versatile platform for analytical chemistry and electrochemistry researchers and multi-user facilities. Park NX12 features a versatile Inverted Optical Microscope (IOM) based SPM platform for SICM, SECM, and SECCM in addition to Atomic Force Microscopy for research on a broad range of materials from organic to inorganic, transparent to opaque, soft to hard.    

Description: A polyimide (PI) membrane with track-etched nanopores was mounted on a diffusion cell separating a top chamber and a bottom chamber. Top chamber contained 100 mM KCl. Bottom chamber contained 100 mM KCl + 5 mM Ruthenium hexamine (an electrochemically active molecule). Ruhex molecules will then diffuse from the bottom chamber to the top chamber by the concentration gradient. In SICM topography, two nanopores can be clearly seen. The molecular flux of Ruhex is detected by SECM, as evident by the increased Faradaic current over the nanopores.

 

About Park Systems

Park Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems with a complete range of products for researchers and industry engineers in chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, and semiconductor and data storage industries. Park’s products are used by over a thousand of institutions and corporations worldwide. Park’s AFM provides highest data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, superior productivity, and lowest operating cost thanks to its unique technology and innovative engineering. Park Systems was founded in 1997 and holds  over 32 patents related to AFM technology, including True Non-Contact Mode™ using decoupled XY and Z scanners, PTR measurements for data storage application, NX-Bio technology using Scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM) on live cell, 3D AFM, and fully automated AFM operation software (SmartScan™). Please visit http://www.parksystems.com or call 408-986-1110 for more information.

No comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.