dforce 2.0

dForce 2.0 is a scientific code designed to simulate tapping mode, amplitude modulation and bimodal AFM experiments. The code is an updated and improved version of the first dForce code (H.V. Guzman, P.D. Garcia, R. Garcia, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 6, 369 (2015)).

The user of dForce 2.0 accepts to cite the following article in any publication that has data, curves or insights derived from the use of the simulator:

Insights on forces and deformations at the nanoscale by using a tapping mode AFM simulator: dForce 2.0

Victor G. Gisbert and Ricardo Garcia

Cite this: Soft Matter, 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3SM00334E

Download executable (.exe) (no installation required)

Download source code

Source code runs in python. You can install python from the spyder webpage here.

Note: The simulator will speed up experimental data interpretation, facilitate the planning of new experiments and, in the process, will advance force microscopy. However, dForce simulations could not be considered a substitute for the rational understanding of dynamic AFM. That knowledge will be gained and optimized by combining the reading of the proper scientific literature with dForce simulations.


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