LiftMode™is not an imaging mode, as it by itself does not measure a new quantity to reveal new information, but rather a technique that enables other modes such as MFM, EFM, and SCM. In LiftMode the sample is scanned first in a regular topographic mode: Contact, TappingMode™ or PeakForce Tapping™.The following line, the “lift line” traces the previously acquired topography back and adds a Z-offset. As the feedback laser is not necessarily needed during the lift line, experiments that would be influenced by laser light can be enabled (DarkLift).