OpenFovea

OpenFovea is a force-volume data AFM postprocessing software.

If you want to cite this software, please do it as follows :

Roduit C, Saha B, Alonso-Sarduy L, Volterra A, Dietler G, Kasas S. OpenFovea: open-source AFM data processing software. Nat Methods. 2012 Jul 30;9(8):774-5.
For Windows user : a dependency is unavailable since 14.03.2012. During the unavailable time, please use the modified script (OpenFovea-alternate). Please note that Linux (Ubuntu) is the official OS to install and run OpenFovea.

This software is available under the free software license GPLv3. It's sources are present in the launchpad server at the project's page OpenFovea. Installations binaries for windows and linux (ubuntu) can be accessed from the download page.

The atomic force microscop allows to explore the topography and the mechanical properties of biological samples at the nanometrical scale. The mechanical properties can be deduced by analysing the data obtained from the force-distance curves recorded in the force-volume files. Most of the AFM manufacturers provides efficient hardware and sofisticated software to analyse AFM images, but only very basic tools exist to analyses FV curves. We therefore developped a free software (OpenFovea) to analyse and display the data from the force-volume measurments.

OpenFovea screenshot
This project is in collaboration between the LPMV (Laboratoire de la matière vivante) in the EPFL and the DBCM (Département de Biologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire) in the UNIL.
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