NanoScope controllers provide digital and analog signal inputs and outputs, enabling the NanoScope software to drive the Scanning Probe Microscope and to receive signals back from it. In order to operate the controller, you need a PC fitted with the proper interface and DSP board(s) and running the NanoScope software. Together, the PC and Controller comprise a ‘control station’.
The NanoScope IIIA controller supports Tapping Mode in air and in liquid, contact mode, lateral force, electric force, magnetic force and many other modes. It is compatible with most NanoScope scanning probe microscopes, including:
Contact mode AFM
Small sample STM