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APV for Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) - EDGE


Document Responsible: Jesper Vinther Sørensen

Date: 20.01 2014



1)    Purpose/Formål

The purpose of this APV instruction is to ensure that employees at iNANO are aware how to handle the Dimension-edge-AFM located inside the cleanroom facility to prevent injuries.


2)    The Instrument/Instrumentet

The configuration consists of an air table for vibration isolation, the Dimension Edge SPM, a computer, a controller (control electronics) and an Air Vacuum pump.


3)    Hazardous Conditions/Risiko

There is no danger involved in the use of the AFM EDGE.


4)    Protective Clothing/Beskyttelsesdragt

As a minimum requirement gloves should be worn when handling the scanner.


5)    Identification/Identifikation

The following chemicals can be found in the AFM-EDGE

Toxic: non

Non-toxic: non


6) Electrical Safety/ El sikkerhed

Potentially lethal voltages are present on the equipment. To prevent personal injury, ensure the system, circuit or component is isolated from its source of supply prior to undertaking any maintenance or repair of the equipment. Do not rely on control system interlocks or display messages as an indication that it is safe to work on potentially hazardous items. It is also recommended to work in pairs when undertaking work on live systems.