Soft IC Modes
Soft Intermittent Contact
Concept Scientific Instruments has developed an alternative measurement mode called Soft Intermittent Contact mode (or Soft IC) that combines the advantages of contact mode and force spectroscopy but prevententing from their inconvenients like friction forces or intrinsic slowness.
PDMS – Soft IC mode – 20µm
Topography (left) & Stiffness (right)