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Scanning Probe Microscope

SPM3: Keysight (formerly MI/Agilent) 5500 environmental SPM plus inverted light microscope and multifrequency methods

Location:  1–214 Nils Hasselmo Hall

Contacts:  Greg Haugstad

SPM Overview and common instrument characteristics


  • Zeiss inverted light microscope and adapter for SPM attachment
  • Both acoustic and magnetic (MAC) cantilever excitations are available for dynamic modes.
  • Sample temperature can be varied from 20 to 170° C
  • Humidity can be varied from 1 to 95% RH
  • Multi-size open liquid cells including petri dish accommodation
  • Maximum scan size 90 x 90 µm laterally and 7 µm vertically.