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The Microscience Microscopy Congress 2023, one of the biggest microscopy events in United Kingdom taking place fully in person from 4 to 6 July 2023 in Manchester (UK), establishes a forum for research and technology from micro- to nanotechnology with 36 conference sessions, an exhibition with more than 90 companies represented, a great selection of features such as pre-event workshops and turn-up-and-learn training opportunities and a busy social program.

  • Dates: 4 - 6 July, 2023
  • Venue: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX, UK
  • Our location: Booth #313


Meet Park Systems Team at mmc Manchester at:

  • • the pre-event AFM Workshop dedicated to the novel SPM techniques and applications in life science, taking place on 3rd of July 2023 from 1.30 - 4.30 pm.
    For the details please visit here.
  • • Park’s booth #313 to discuss with us the automation of nanoscale imaging process on the #FX40 Automatic AFM and its advantages for investigating materials at nanoranges! Don’t wait and book a demo slot today: pse.sales@parksystems.com
  • • Park’s Commercial AFM Workshop on Tuesday 4th of July from 2.00 to 2.30 pm. Title: "How far can we push the limits of AFM resolution in soft matter?"


Dr. Vladimir Korolkov


Join Dr. Vladimir Korolkov, Sr. Application Scientist at Park Systems United Kingdom for our Commercial AFM Workshop:

  • ⏩ TOPIC: “How far we can push the limits of AFM resolution in soft matter?” 
  • ⏩ DATE: Tuesday 4th of July from 2.00-2.30 pm, Workshop 3





Presenting Author: Dr. Vladimir Korolkov1

1Park Systems UK Ltd, MediCity Nottingham, D6 Thane Rd, Nottingham, UK, NG90 6BH


Understanding the intricate details of exquisite molecular architecture is pivotal in most areas of soft mater. This ranges from molecular packing in polymers, supramolecular systems on surfaces to capsomere assemblies in viruses.

In this work, we will present a number of case studies where ambient Atomic Force Microscopy has been successfully applied to understand molecular ordering in real-world polymers, unveil the structure of hydrogen bonded molecular networks and study the evolution of mosaic viruses in the ambient and liquid environment.

We will demonstrate how the use of higher eigenmodes imaging [1] provides a routine approach to achieving molecular, and in some instances submolecular resolution, on a wide range of soft matter samples. This approach, unlike others, does not require any special cantilevers or custom modified AFM components. Here, we have implemented this technique on a commercial AFM to achieve molecular resolution on a real-world samples of Teflon, polyethylene and i-polypropylene (Figure 1).

We will discuss challenges and advantages of applying higher eigenmode imaging technique in structural studies of polymers.

mmc commercial AFM workshop


About mmc:

In 1966 the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) held their first MICRO meeting in London. This event combined a scientific conference with a major microscope exhibition, and encompassed life and physical science as well as instrumentation and different types of microscopy techniques. As it kept growing over the years in size and importance it attracted more and more delegates and visitors from overseas and started competing with other major Microscopy congresses in Europe and internationally. During the years of 2002-2010 the decision was made to re-brand the MICRO series as MICROSCIENCE. From there on out the MICROSCIENCE Conferences continued to develop into one of Europe’s major microscopy events, serving two main purposes: promoting and showcasing the latest developments in the field of microscopy, while also providing a topnotch conference program. Due to the London Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2012 the RMS decided to relocate to Manchester. With over 100 exhibitors and over 3000 delegates and visitors the emc2012 turned into the largest European Microscopy Congress to date. Since then the RMS has build on this success and re-branded the series again in 2014 to mmc (Microscience Microscopy Congress).

Link: https://www.mmc-series.org.uk/