The HarmoniX innovation became possible through collaboration between Veeco AFM scientists and Dr. Ozgur Sahin
.As a graduate student at Stanford
under the direction of Professors Olav Solgaard and Calvin Quate, Dr. Sahin
won the Grand Prize in the National Collegiate Inventor Competition, organized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame
, for his invention of a new kind of atomic force microscope capable of measuring tip-sample interaction forces.
, with various Veeco
and other research colleagues, has published several scientific papers on his
techniques and has continued to develop the technology with Veeco during his
tenure as a research fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard.1-4 Veeco
has licensed Dr. Sahin's
technology and now makes it commercially available to the entire SPM scientific community to enable new techniques and groundbreaking discoveries.
product scientists and engineering team collaborated with Dr. Sahin
to develop and bring this new patented technique to market, and the positive response from its initial audience has been overwhelming.We are convinced that the quantitative, real-time material mapping performance of HarmoniX will enable our customers' success, significantly augmenting the more than 10,000 existing publications that reference Veeco AFMs.As a further effort toward this end, we are proud to announce the Veeco Labs HarmoniX Innovation Research Grant Program and look forward to the exciting new science that will be produced by Veeco AFM users."
, O. Harnessing bifurcations in tapping-mode atomic force microscopy to calibrate time-varying tip-sample force measurements (2007), Review of Scientific Instruments 78 (10) periods2. Sahin, O., Magonov, S., Su, C., Quate, C.F., Solgaard, O. An atomic force microscope tip designed to measure time-varying nanomechanical forces (2007), Nature Nanotechnology 2 (8), pp.
, O., Yaralioglu, G., Grow, R., Zappe, S.F., Atalar, A., Quate, C., Solgaard, O. High-resolution imaging of elastic properties using harmonic cantilevers (2004), Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 114 (2-3), pp.
...4. Sahin, O., Quate, C.F., Solgaard, O., Atalar, A. Resonant harmonic response in tapping-mode atomic force microscopy (2004), Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 69 (16), pp.