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Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2023 September 26
SKU : BT5838
180 pages
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Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market size was valued US$ XX million in 2022 and is estimated to reach US$ XX million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2023-2030).

Atoms and nanoparticles can be seen and measured using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and a scanning tunneling microscope (STM). Analyzing samples at nanoscales is the most adaptable and potent technology. AFM can produce atomic resolution images and easily measure surface measurements such as 3-dimensional topography.

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market - Strategic Insights



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Mode, By Grade, By Offerings and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


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Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market Dynamics

The innovative design of AFM for easily integrated with an optical microscope is expected to drive market growth.

A unique AFM design is created to enable simple integration of the device with an upright optical microscope. The self-developed and ultra-thin AFM head is used in the related Raman-AFM system, which uses the sample scanning structure. The AFM head uses a cutting-edge multi-reflected laser beam to detect the cantilever's deformation, substantially reducing the thickness of the head in the Z direction, making it thinner than the objective lens's working distance. As a result, the upright optical microscope's objective lens may directly support the AFM probe without requiring modifications to the current optical path. Thus, from the above statements, the market is expected to drive in the forecast period.


The high cost associated with the atomic force microscopes, the noncontact mode's reduced surface analysis efficiency and the lack of skilled professionals for managing atomic force microscopy tools are some of the factors the market is expected to get hampered in the forecast period.

Industry Analysis

The atomic force microscope (AFM) market provides in-depth analysis of the market based on various industry factors such as supply chain analysis, pricing analysis etc.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis on Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market:

The COVID-19 pandemic has moderately impacted healthcare systems and the market. AFM was used to investigate individual viruses in a level 3 biosafety laboratory. It was a quick and effective way to evaluate infectious virus morphology at the nanoscale level and in three dimensions (three dimensions) in its original conformation or after inactivation treatments. After exposure to a low formaldehyde concentration, AFM imaging reveals structurally intact infectious and inactivated SARS-CoV-2. To speed up research against the COVID-19 pandemic, a methodology combining AFM and plaque tests permits the manufacture of intact inactivated SARS-CoV-2 particles for safe use in samples taken from level 3 laboratories. BSL3-AFM is a unique toolset for quick and direct virus investigation based on nanoscale morphology in general.

In contrast, the pandemic interrupts the supply chain and process. Many companies will vary to other geographic regions to ensure that products remain available and protect their supply chain. Thus, from the above statements, the market got affected, and it is expected to gain traction quickly with the resumption of economic activities.

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market Segment Analysis

Nanomaterial science segment is expected to hold the largest market share in atomic force microscope (AFM) market

The nanomaterial science segment is expected to dominate in 2021. The segment benefits because AFM is ideally suited for nanomaterial investigations since it can be used to examine all nanomaterials and several applications. A nanoscale surface's mechanical, electric, dielectric, optical, and thermal properties can all be ascertained, in addition to the topography of the surface, using one of the many available imaging techniques. Moreover, AFM can be used to examine the characteristics of products that contain nanomaterials. The use of nanoelectronic components and devices is a prime illustration of this. The fundamental characteristics of the active materials inside a device can be inferred using AFM, as well as the features of the device itself. These include mapping any piezoelectric and ferromagnetic domains, determining the localized dielectric characteristics, and determining whether the device is susceptible to electrical failure or current leakage.

Additionally, AFM can be used in combination with different nanofabrication techniques to modify the structure and characteristics of different nanomaterials and to aid in developing fresh topological features on their surfaces. These methods include employing the AFM tip alone to chemically alter a nanomaterial's surface or combining it with other techniques like electron beam lithography and dip-pen lithography to remove atoms from the nanomaterial physically. These techniques can create a particular pattern on the surface of the nanomaterial and alter the surface's characteristics. Therefore, it has increased the demand for nanomaterial science. Thus, from the above statements, the market segment is expected to hold the largest market share in the forecast period.

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market Geographical Analysis

North America region holds the largest market share in the global atomic force microscope (AFM) market

In 2021, North America accounted for the highest revenue share. The technological advancement in the high-resolution single-chip AFM, rising firms in making investments, product launches and collaborations by the market players are some factors the market is expected to boost in the forecast period. For instance, Small AFM chips are produced by Integrated Circuit Scanning Probe Microscopes (ICSPI Corp), a Canadian business, for roughly ten times less money than many high-end AFM. The chips are made using CMOS technology, the same as those used in processors, RAM, and nearly all microelectronic devices. Batch fabrication is possible with CMOS manufacturing, which enables cost reduction and scale economies. Thus, from the above statements, the North American region is expected to hold the largest market share in the forecast period.

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Companies & Competitive Landscape

Major key players in the atomic force microscope (AFM) market are Bruker, Park Systems, Hitachi, Horiba, Oxford Instruments, Nanosurf, NT-MDT, NanoMagnetics Instruments, Nanonics Imaging, Semilab Inc.



Bruker Corp manufactures scientific instruments and diagnostic tests for customers in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. It operates in four segments: Bruker BioSpin Group, Bruker Calid Group, Bruker Scientific Instruments Nano, and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies. The Bruker BioSpin Group and Bruker Calid Group are aggregated into the BSI Life Science segment for reporting purposes, providing the firm with the highest revenue stream. The largest proportion of Bruker's revenue comes from Europe, though the firm also has a significant presence in the United States and Asia. It has major technology and manufacturing centers in Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, and worldwide sales offices.

­Product Portfolio:

Dimension XR: Extreme research systems for nanomechanics, nanoelectrical and nanoelectrochemistry

The global atomic force microscope (AFM) market report would provide an access to an approx. 45+market data table, 40+figures and 180pages.


What is the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market growth?

The market is growing at a CAGR of 5%

What is Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market size in 2022?

The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market size was valued at USD YY million in 2022

Who are the key players in Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Market?

Bruker, Park Systems, Hitachi, Horiba, Oxford Instruments, Nanosurf, NT-MDT, NanoMagnetics Instruments.

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