By Bharat Bhushan, Harald Fuchs

This quantity will learn the actual and technical starting place for contemporary growth in utilized scanning probe thoughts. the 1st quantity got here out in January 2004 and the second one to fourth volumes in early 2006. the sphere is progressing so quickly that there's a desire for virtually one quantity each 12 to 18 months to seize most modern advancements. those volumes represent a well timed entire evaluation of SPM functions. commercial purposes span topographic and dynamical floor stories of thin-film semiconductors, polymers, paper, ceramics, and magnetic and organic fabrics. After introducing scanning probe microscopy, together with sensor know-how and tip characterization, chapters on use in a number of commercial purposes are awarded. The chapters may be written by way of best researchers and alertness scientists from world wide and from a variety of industries to supply a broader viewpoint.

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4 Dynamic Mode In the dynamic mode, the cantilever is excited to resonate at its fundamental frequency, which is given by the cantilever mechanical properties like stiffness and mass. For the CMOS-integrated cantilevers the resonance is on the order of tens to hundreds of kHz. The thermally actuated cantilevers are hence operated at nonoptimal conditions, as the thermal time constant of the cantilever is typically on the order of milliseconds. Expressed in terms of system theory it can be stated that the actuation is considerably attenuated by the low-pass of the thermal time constant.

215 Applications of Heated Atomic Force Microscope Cantilevers Brent A. Nelson, William P. King . . . . . . . . . . 251 Subject Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jp Bharat Bhushan Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage and MEMS/NEMS (NLIM) W 390 Scott Laboratory, 201 W. edu Daniel Ebeling Center for NanoTechnology (CeNTech), Heisenbergstr. ch Hendrik Hölscher Center for NanoTechnology (CeNTech), Heisenbergstr.

15b represents the average of 300 values. The measured error signal indicates an excellent tracking of the surface topography. A vertical resolution of better than 1 nm has been achieved (Fig. 15b). A larger area scan of a biological sample at a force of 10 nN and a scanning speed of 100 µm/s is shown in Fig. 15c, representing a network of dried-out chicken neurites on a silicon oxide surface after fixation. A light microscope image is given for comparison (Fig. 15d). The force exerted on a sample can be kept as low as 5 nN so that also soft samples can be imaged.

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