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MultiView 2000

Advanced, fully-featured SPM

The MultiView 2000TM series is an advanced single probe scanning probe microscope enabling a variety of modes of AFM/SPM/NSOM imaging. Nanonics has designed The MultiView 2000TM for excellence in scanning probe microscopy while allowing for near-field and far-field optical NSOM/AFM Raman/TERS imaging without perturbation.  The Multiview 2000TM is the only commercially available instrument that offers both tip and sample scanning.  This versatility is important for different operation modes where the user can now choose whether the sample or tip is static.  The Multiview 2000TM further offers the most stable feedback mechanism available in the form of normal force feedback with tuning fork actuation.  This feedback mechanism offers the most stability, as well as laser-free operation for the most sensitive experiments.

The MV 2000TM product brochure can be downloaded here.

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Designed for ease-of-use and flexibility.  Read more

Largest commercially available z scan range.  Read more

Excellent SPM platform with wide variety of probes.  Read more

Any optical configuration.  Read more

Irregular Sample Size Compatibility.  Read more

Designed for Ease-of-Use and Flexibility

Dual sample and tip scanning stages in the same head for ultimate flexibility is coupled with an optically friendly Nanonics 3D Flat ScanTM stage providing up to 85μ in X, Y and Z or 170μ in X, Y and Z using combined scanners. This scanner is also suitable for large samples with unconventional geometries.  Closed loop is an option for positioning accuracy of 20nm.

Additionally, a revolutionary, alignment-free feedback system provides the most sensitive tip-sample stability.  Normal force feedback with tuning fork actuation provides no alignment, laser-free operation for improved optical signal to noise ratio, and ultra-sensitive force spectroscopy perfect for force and adhesion measurements.

Read more for more information and details about tuning fork feedback


Largest Commercially Available Z Range 

The large, 85μ X, Y and Z-range of the Nanonics 3D FlatscanTM makes it ideal for optical sectioning in confocal imaging. Used in this way, the MultiView 2000TM integrates conventional far-field imaging, confocal microscopy, AFM, and near-field optics in a single system 


Excellent SPM platform compatible with wide variety of probes

Nanonics provides a wide variety of probes that are compatible with the MultiView 2000TM, including: transparent, cantilevered probes, thermal probes, electrical probes (electrochemical probes, coax probes, glass insulated wire probes) and all third party silicon probes


 Any Optical Configuration

The unique geometry of the MultiView 2000TM head and cantilever probes leaves the optical axis free both above and below the sample for integration with upright, inverted, and dual optical microscope configurations.


 Irregular Sample Size Compatibility

Irregular sample sizes, whether odd in shape or large in size, can be easily placed on the sample stage.



The sample can even be suspended from the unobstructed flat scanning sample stage in order to examine the edges of the sample.



 All modes of NSOM.  Read more

Transparent, cantilevered probes for best NSOM performance.  Read more

Completely flexible optical access designed for NSOM operation.  Read more

All modes of NSOM

True Collection Mode

The MultiView 2000 offers both tip scanning and a sample scanning stage.  A sample scanning stage enables easy and rapid alignment of the sample relative to the illumination source and ensures that the microscope optics are independent of the AFM scanner.  A tip scanning stage means that the tip can be scanned while the illumination point (either from above or below) is held static.  

For an explanation of all modes of NSOM, please see the tutorial on NSOM modes.  This instrument design is ideal for true collection mode NSOM, where the light illuminates the sample, and then collected through the NSOM probe by a detector (see schematic on right).

True reflection mode NSOM


In true reflection mode,  light is introduced via the NSOM probe, and then collected by a detector above the probe as shown in the schematic below. The design of the MultiView series take advantage of transparent probes and separates the excitation and collection paths so that they don't affect each other.  Other designs that take advantage of straight probes or apertured Si probes are significantly more challenging for reflection mode NSOM experiments.

-More on different modes of NSOM can be found on the NSOM tutorial page.

Transparent, cantilevered probes for the best NSOM performance

Nanonics is the global pioneer in glass probe manufacturing and has developed a whole suite of probes for all your NSOM applications featuring:

-Glass cantilevered normal force probes.  These types of probes operate as standard robust AFM probes for easy, high-quality imaging of all samples.  Additionally, the optical transparency of these probes provides unobstructed optical view from above and below

-Efficient Apertureless NSOM probes

-Fiber probes with metallic nanoparticles in tip

-Straight probes also available for shear force feedback measurements 

Completely flexible optical access designed for NSOM operation 

This enables total flexibility in your NSOM setup, as the MultiView 2000 can be integrated with any optical microscope.  Additionally, total optical access to sample and probe position from above is possible since the cantilever probe/scanner assembly does not obscure access

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Tuning fork feedback without Raman laser interference.  Read more

Effortless AFM and Raman integration.  Read more

Built for TERS operation.  Read more

Best TERS probes on the market.  Read more

Fluid imaging:  Ideal for biological applications. Read more

Autofocus for superior Raman resolution.  Read more

AFM with most open optical architecture.  Read more

Tuning fork feedback without Raman laser interference 

The Multiview 2000 is equipped with a laser-free feedback method called normal force tuning fork feedback. For example, many SPM laser-based feedback systems employ red lasers, which would then interfere with the Raman emission in the red from the sample. The Multiview 2000 gets rid of all problems associated with optical interference in your Raman experiments.

Effortless AFM and Raman integration 

With a Multiview 2000, no modification of the Raman path is necessary to accomodate the SPM tip and head.  This design results in a natural and straightforward Raman path for integration without the need for tilting or bending the Raman path to accomodate the SPM. Furthermore, transparent optical probes provide a completely transparent optical system. Both reflection Raman and transmission Raman are standard on the MV 2000

Built for TERS operation

Quick and easy TERS hotspot detection

Combined tip and sample scanning stage provides accurate positioning of the probe at the ideal location with respect to the focused laser spot.  Tip can be positioned within the center of the Raman hotspot for optical Raman signal detection

Sample can be scanned without losing the Raman hotspot position

     All modes of TERS including STM and AFM-TERS with easy interchangeability. Thus the same probe (either conducting or with a conductive coating for STM-based feedback) can be operated as an AFM probe using tuning fork based feedback, and then it can be switched to tunneling based feedback for TERS operation

    TERS on non-conducting surfaces

    3 point TERS measurements for comparing the difference between enhanced and non-enhanced spectra and extracting new information

    TERS can be measured directly from above, as side illumination is not necessary thanks to the unique design of the Multiview 2000

Best TERS probes on the market (exclusively for Nanonics users)

Transparent TERS probes with gold ball grown inside the glass

STM and non-STM TERS probes

Gold-coated AFM probes

Nanonics glass probes are supplied bent at 60 degree angle, the ideal angle for TERS excitation

Fluid imaging:  Ideal for Biological Applications

The MV 2000 combines the ability to scan large z ranges (upto 170um), suitable for Raman imaging of most biological species.  In addition, the MV 2000 can image biological species in situ in aqueous environments with the ability to work with a water immersion objective; the advantages of working with a water immersion objective are described in the tutorial.  In addition, the tuning fork feedback provides the ultimate force sensitivity to conduct AFM-based measurements on soft samples.

Raman imaging in fluids can be combined with other functionalities such as scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM).  A description of combined Raman-SECM with an application of in situ monitoring Cu etching can be viewed here or downloaded by clicking here.

Autofocus for superior Raman resolution 

The MV 2000 provides autofocusing onto the sample at every pixel point. Thus for rough samples, tilted samples, or samples with unusual Z variation, the Multiview 2000 provides the best Raman resolution as it makes sure to have the sample in focus at every point a Raman spectrum is collected

AFM with Most Open Optical Architecture

The MV 2000 can be combined with either an upright, inverted, or a dual microscope (combined upright and inverted) where the same SPM head is used for either microscope configuration.

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MultiView 2000TM On-line Integrations


   Optical Microscopy

Integration Package

Raman Integration




SEM/FIB/Ion Beam

Glove Box/ Environmental Control

High Vacuum Integration





Transparent Optical Microscopy

  • MultiView 2000TM allows for transparent integration with true confocal optical microscopy, including upright, inverted and dual configurations.
  • Complete free optical axis from top and bottom with powerful objectives having large NA, including water and oil immersion objectives 
  • Near-field and far-field optical measurements of NSOM transmission, reflection & collection, fluorescence, sSNOM and confocal DIC measurements

Free optical axis of MultiView 2000TM allows for transparent integration with dual optical microscope configurations.



Integration Package

  • Ultra stable platform for on-line hard optical coupling of an SPM with: 
    - Raman
    - Fluorescence/Photoluminescence 
    - Non-linear optics
  • Optimal SPM performance with full isolation from on-line noises of Femto-second lasers and CCDs, as well as environmental noises
  • Free optical axes of inverted, upright and 4pi configurations of optical microscopes with infinity corrected lenses that have parallel beams perpendicular to the sample stage

Integration Package allows for complete isolation of MultiView 2000TMfrom noise sources with high optical throughput of hard coupling.



Raman Integration

  • Direct mounting of MultiView 2000TM on various confocal Raman microscopes such as Renishaw PLC, Horiba Jobin Yvon and Bruker Optics.
  • Free optical axis from top and bottom of upright and inverted optical microscopes for online AFM/Raman and TERS measurements

 MultiView 2000TM mounted on HORIBA Jobin Yvon's Xplora Raman spectrometer

 MultiView 2000TM mounted on Renishaw ‘s Invia Raman spectrometer


Raman Integration

6x6µm2 AFM image of a state-of-the art transistor.

On-line correlating Raman map of the strained silicon 400cm-1 peak.


SEM/FIB/Ion Beam Integration

  • Vacuum compatible SPM head for integration with SEM/FIB/ion beam systems
  • Clear electron and optical axes for on-line AFM/NSOM with SEM/FIB/ion beam operation
   Complete transparency of MultiView 2000TM inside SEM chamber.




Near-field Cathodoluminescence from a GaN nanowire under ion beam excitation obtained with MultiView 2000TM inside an SEM chamber. On-line AFM (left) and NSOM (right) images obtained in collection mode. The NSOM image shows an evanescent light decay along the nanowire and light distribution at the nanowire output


Glove Box Integration/Environmental Control

  • Sealed container designed to allows manipulation of the MultiView 2000TM head in a Glove Box for controlled atmosphere of inert gas, vacuum, humidity and chemicals.
  • Transparent optical axis for integration with optical microscopy

Environmental chamber for MultiView 2000TM suitable for Glove Box integration with free optical axis. (Right) Environmental chamber scheme side and top view.


High Vacuum Integrations

  • Compatible with high vacuum chambers with integration into optical microscopes and free optical axes from top and bottom
  • Monitored humidity-control capabilities ranging from 5% - 95%
  • Cooling to 4oC and heating to 40oC inside the chamber
  • Inlets for additional environmental-control substances, including gas inlets
  • Optical fiber inlets
   Flexible integration of MultiView 2000TM inside high vacuum chambers with free Z optical axis.


Liquid Cell Integration


A new frontier in integrated microscopy has arrived with the introduction of a unique liquid cell AFM/SPM LC 2000 TM for the Nanonics AFM/SPM 2000 Confocal Microscope TM that is shown below.  This microscope system with liquid cell in place allows for the first time a high power low working distance (3.5 mm) water immersion objective from above and oil immersion objective from below and permits temperature control. This allows for efficient collection of fluorescent and other light fully correlated with atomic force microscopy imaging.



The SpectraView MV 2500, a significant upgrade of the MV 2000, is the ideal NSOM head for scattering and apertureless NSOM.  

Key Upgrades in the SpectraView MV 2500:

SpectraView MV 2500 medium

  • The SpectraView MV 2500 features an exposed probe. This configuration is ideal for scattering scenarios or side view illumination.  
  • The open design of the SpectraView MV 2500 probe enables the easy addition of Nano-aligners for advanced multiprobe applications. 


Of course, the SpectraView MV 2500 maintains all the advantages of the MV 2000: 

  • compact design
  • optical flexibility
  • combined tip and sample scanning 






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