Atomic Force Microscopy Market Report Scope & Overview:

Atomic Force Microscopy Market Size was valued at USD 516 million in 2022, and is expected to reach USD 810 million by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Atomic force microscopy is an imaging technique used to study samples by producing images with extremely high resolution. It is a powerful technology that is essential for measuring minute samples with a high degree of accuracy. It is used in a variety of fields, including life sciences and biology, semiconductors and electronics, and nanomaterial sciences. The report's goal is to define, describe, and forecast the global atomic force microscopy market by offering, grade, application, and region.

Atomic Force Microscopy Market Revenue Analysis

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  • The semiconductor and electronics industries have a high demand for 3D integrated circuits (ICs).

  • Several governments have pledged their support for nanotechnology and nanoscience research and development.


  • Huge cost of equipment.

  • Contact-mode AFM causes sample damage.


  • High-speed diagnostics are becoming increasingly important.

  • Increasing investments in OLED manufacturing and expansion.

  • Growing use of atomic force microscopes in the study of coronaviruses.


  • A shortage of skilled professionals to operate atomic force microscopy tools.


COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the global economy as well as all industries. To stop the plague from spreading, governments in several countries have established borders. The initial phase of the epidemic's global shutdown in many countries has had a significant influence on people's lives and quality of life. As a result, the global supply chain has been shattered. The global economy has shrunk as commodity demand has decreased considerably. Due to the outbreak, which has caused a lack of immature materials, production in all industries has been slowed. Productivity declines are caused by variables such as depreciation and supply chain disruption.

The COVID-19 pandemic, a deadly respiratory disease that originated in China, has now become a global issue, affecting the atomic force microscopy market. Several industry experts believe that the COVID-19 pandemic will begin to recede by FY2021. Taking into account the contributions of various industry experts from various stages of the value chain, such as OEMs, suppliers, end users, and distributors, as well as the financial releases of various companies in the AFM ecosystem.

Based on Type, the atomic force microscopy market is segmented into Research Grade AFM and Industrial Grade AFM. During the forecast period, the industrial grade atomic force microscopy market is expected to grow at a faster CAGR. This is because industrial grade AFM are more in demand than research grade AFM due to their high precision in detecting and visualizing even the smallest surface structures. AFM can detect and visualize even the smallest surface structures, taking product analysis to the next level. One of the best examples of this is the use of AFM in the semiconductor industry for quality control and imaging of silicon-integrated circuits.

Based on Offering, the atomic force microscopy market is segmented into Probes, Atomic Force Microscopes and Software. An atomic force microscope is one of the most versatile and powerful tools for studying samples larger than nanoscales. It is adaptable because it can generate three-dimensional topography, and it also meets the needs of scientists and engineers by providing measurements for a variety of surfaces. With the least amount of sample preparation, it can generate images at atomic resolution with angstrom scale resolution height information. It can also be used to determine the properties of various materials, such as friction, electrical force, capacitance, magnetic force, conductivity, viscoelasticity, surface potential, and resistance.

Based on Application, the atomic force microscopy market is segmented into Material Science, Life Sciences, Academics, Semiconductors and Electronics and Others. During the forecast period, the semiconductors and electronics segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR. Atomic force microscopy can aid in the characterization of semiconductor materials and devices at the nanometer scale. It also provides feedback for both electrical and physical failure analysis, as well as tribological, mechanical, and interfacial device analysis, which is becoming an important quality control metric.



  • Research Grade AFM

  • Industrial Grade AFM


  • Probes

  • Atomic Force Microscopes

  • Software


  • Material Science

  • Life Sciences

  • Academics

  • Semiconductors and Electronics

  • Others  

Atomic Force Microscopy Market Segmentation Analysis

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The APAC atomic force microscopy market, particularly in China, Japan, and India, is expected to grow rapidly over the next five years. Other factors supporting market growth in APAC include increased R&D funding for microscope development, increased nanotechnology research, and growing expertise and academic excellence, as well as the availability of nanomaterials at a lower cost.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The key players in the atomic force microscopy are Bruker, Oxford Instruments, NanoMagnetics Instruments, AFM Workshop, Concept Scientific Instruments, Park Systems, Hitachi High-Tech, Nanonics Imaging, Semilab, Nano Scan Technologies & Other Players.

Oxford Instruments-Company Financial Analysis

Atomic Force Microscopy Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 516 Million
Market Size by 2030 US$ 810 Million
CAGR CAGR of 5.38% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Type (Research Grade AFM, Industrial Grade AFM)
• By Offering (Probes, Atomic Force Microscopes, Software)
• By Application (Material Science, Life Sciences, Academics, Semiconductors And Electronics, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Bruker, Oxford Instruments, NanoMagnetics Instruments, AFM Workshop, Concept Scientific Instruments, Park Systems, Hitachi High-Tech, Nanonics Imaging, Semilab and Nano Scan Technologies.
Key Drivers • The semiconductor and electronics industries have a high demand for 3D ICs.
• Several governments have pledged their support for nanotechnology and nanoscience research and development.
Restraints • Huge cost of equipment.
• Contact-mode AFM causes sample damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Atomic Force Microscopy Market size was valued at USD 516 million in 2022 at a CAGR of 5.8%.

The market value is expected to reach USD 810 million by 2030.

The market has been segmented with respect to type, offering and application.

Top-down research, bottom-up research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and Fundamental research.

Manufacturers, Consultants, Association, Research Institutes, private and university libraries, suppliers, and distributors of the product.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis


8. Atomic Force Microscopy Market Segmentation, by type


8.2 Research Grade AFM

8.3 Industrial Grade AFM

9. Atomic Force Microscopy Market Segmentation, by equipment offering


9.2 Probes

9.3 Atomic Force Microscopes

9.4 Software

10. Atomic Force Microscopy Market Segmentation, by application

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Material Science

10.3 Life Sciences

10.4 Academics

10.5 Semiconductors and Electronics

10.6 Others  

11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 USA

11.2.2 Canada

11.2.3 Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1 Germany

11.3.2 UK

11.3.3 France

11.3.4 Italy

11.3.5 Spain

11.3.6 The Netherlands

11.3.7 Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1 Japan

11.4.2 South Korea

11.4.3 China

11.4.4 India

11.4.5 Australia

11.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1 Israel

11.5.2 UAE

11.5.3 South Africa

11.5.4 Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1 Brazil

11.6.2 Argentina

11.6.3 Rest of Latin America

12.Company Profiles

12.1 NanoMagnetics Instruments

12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 Bruker

12.3 Oxford Instruments

12.4 AFM Workshop

12.5 Concept Scientific Instruments

12.6 Park Systems

12.7 Hitachi High-Tech

12.8 Nanonics Imaging

12.9 Semilab

12.10 Nano Scan Technologies

13.Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmark

13.2 Market Share analysis

13.3 Recent Developments


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Step 1: Secondary Research:

Secondary Research or Desk Research is as the name suggests is a research process wherein, we collect data through the readily available information. In this process we use various paid and unpaid databases which our team has access to and gather data through the same. This includes examining of listed companies’ annual reports, Journals, SEC filling etc. Apart from this our team has access to various associations across the globe across different industries. Lastly, we have exchange relationships with various university as well as individual libraries.

Secondary Research

Step 2: Primary Research

When we talk about primary research, it is a type of study in which the researchers collect relevant data samples directly, rather than relying on previously collected data.  This type of research is focused on gaining content specific facts that can be sued to solve specific problems. Since the collected data is fresh and first hand therefore it makes the study more accurate and genuine.

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Primary Research

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Data Bank Validation

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