The ZOM SNOM Microscopy Solution

If you need the maximum amount of resolution possible from your scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) or scattering SNOM (sSNOM or s-SNOM) system, look no further than ZOM.

SNOM removes the limitations of diffraction microscopy by combining optical and atomic-force microscopy. ZOM makes this possible by applying advanced transformational techniques in real-time while also storing all of the raw microscopy data. This allows for later analysis with entirely different algorithms and methods. With ZOM you can be sure that your results are as good as possible, regardless of whether everything goes smoothly or if there are unforeseen difficulties.

ZOM currently powers the SNOM system at the Nano-Scale Imaging Lab at Yale University, where its use has enabled science resulting in publications in journals such as Nano Letters.

Our easy-to-use graphical user interface provides you with full control over your equipment while displaying all relevant data in real-time. Previous runs can also be played back either at the original speed or at an accelerated speed, feeding the original raw data back through the system for analysis with different options.



The ZOM software consists of three distinct components:

  • ZOM—ZOM sSNOM/SNOM Graphical User Interface
  • SZOM—SZOM sSNOM/SNOM Back-End Control and Computational Engine
  • AZOM—AZOM interface software for the Atmel ATmega1280

Minimum Hardware and Software

  • Intel Gainestown or newer Xeon processors
  • 1 GB RAM per core
  • Windows 7

Recommended Hardware and Software (2016)

  • Intel Ivy-Bridge or Haswell Xeon processors, 3 GHz or higher
  • 2 GB RAM per core
  • Windows Server 2012 R2