The alpha300 A is a modular, user-friendly Atomic Force Microscope designed specifically for Materials Research, Nanotechnology, and Life Science. It integrates a scientific-grade optical microscope for superior optical access, easy cantilever alignment, and high resolution sample survey. All standard AFM modes are supported, ensuring high flexibility throughout the full range of AFM applications. Upgrade possibilities to Confocal Microscopy and Confocal Raman Microscopy, as well as Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM), offer extraordinary opportunities for expansion. Local surface properties can be investigated with the Pulsed Force Mode along with topographic structures on the nanometer scale.