About scanning probe microscopes
Scanning probe microscope (SPM) is an advanced microscope that uses a physical probe to scan the specimen. These microscopes provide high magnification and are specifically used for observation of three-dimensional specimens. In 1981, it was introduced as a pioneer in providing high atomic resolution. Initially, SPMs were mainly used for measuring 3D surface topography. Although they are now being used for measuring many other surface properties, they are still used primarily for 3D topography. SPMs were the first to produce real-space images of atomic arrangements on flat surfaces. This is done by moving a sharp probe over the sample. The interaction of the probe and sample, and the pressure created, are monitored, and that decides image resolution.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global SPM market to grow at a CAGR of 9.76% during the period 2014-2019.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global SPM market for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated through sales of SPMs in the market. The market is divided into the following segments based on the type of product:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Scanning Probe Microscopy Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Scanning Probe Microscopy Market: Asylum Research, Hitachi High Tech Instruments, Keysight Technologies, ND-MDT, and Park Systems.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AXT, Budget sensors, Danish Micrio Engineering, Infinitesemia, JPK Instruments, Nanonis, Nanosurf, Novascan Technologies, and WITec.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Technavio’s market research analyst has estimated the life sciences segment to dominate over all the other segments due to growing opportunities in life science research and the augmented focus on enhanced research, which require data on minute and subcellular components.”
According to the report, the AFM segment to account for the largest market share during the forecast period.
Further, the report states that companies that do not have their manufacturing location at their clients' sites face challenges in terms of the delivery of customized products.
Asylum Research, Hitachi High Tech Instruments, Keysight Technologies, ND-MDT, Park Systems, AXT, Budget sensors, Danish Micrio Engineering, Infinitesemia, JPK Instruments, Nanonis, Nanosurf, Novascan Technologies, WITec.