Before applied for any AFM-STM service offered in ICP, it is stronglyrecommendedto read carefully the Service Guideline (Guía de servicio SPM), only available in Spanish). Its reading is mandatory if the service isdemandedfor the first time or if the user is not familiarized with the technique and/or the instrument.
Likewise, before processing any application, we recommend to contact the staff members in charge, either the scientific advisor or the technician (MariselaVélez: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 915854802; and Victoria E. García: email@example.com, Tel. 91.5854762/4634, respectively).
Users (either internal or external) are not allowed to handle the AFM-STM equipment. The technician or otherwise the scientific advisor are required to be y present during all the measurement process.
Once the applicant has read the Service Guidelines carefully andcontactedthe staff in charge of this service, it is necessary to download the application form (Solicitud_SPM.doc), only available in Spanish). It must be filled in and sent to the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Later, the technician will contact the applicant / user in order to set a date and time for the experiments.
Kind of measurements
The offered experimental measurements can be classified as follows:
1. Conventional: AFM and/or STM measurements of liquid or solid samples, with no control of temperature or atmosphere.
2. Advanced. They include all kind of measurements requiring the use of controlled atmosphere, temperature and/or electrochemical cells.
Image treatment is also offered as additional service, as well as support for interpretation of results.
A conventional laboratory of sample preparation is also available. It is equipped with anultrasonic equipment, micropipettes,frequently used solvents (ethanol, acetone, etc.) and differentsupports: f hydrophobic (graphite), hydrophilic (mica) and conducting(graphite and gold).