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Atomic Force Microscopy

Peter Eaton and Paul West

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570454
eISBN:
9780191722851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570454.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is an amazing technique that allies a versatile methodology (it allows the imaging of samples in liquid, vacuum or air) to imaging with unprecedented resolution. But it ... More


Introduction

Peter Eaton and Paul West

in Atomic Force Microscopy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570454
eISBN:
9780191722851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570454.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter covers the background to AFM, placing it in the context of other microscopic techniques. It describes some major highlights of AFM, illustrating the power of the technique. It describes ... More


Scanning Probe Microscopy

Kannan M. Krishnan

in Principles of Materials Characterization and Metrology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198830252
eISBN:
9780191868665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830252.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) scans a fine tip close to a surface and measures the tunneling current (STM) or force (SFM), based on many possible tip-surface interactions. STM provides atomic ... More


Mainstays of Nanoscale Research

Anne Marcovich and Terry Shinn

in Toward a New Dimension: Exploring the Nanoscale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198714613
eISBN:
9780191782923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714613.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Nanoscale scientific research suddenly arose during the 1980s and 1990s. It now constitutes an immense worldwide research domain. It is based on the invention of scanning probe microscopy and ... More


Surfaces and interfaces

Mark Geoghegan and Georges Hadziioannou

in Polymer Electronics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199533824
eISBN:
9780191774997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533824.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Polymer devices for electronic applications are generally prepared in thin film form and so the effect of surfaces is of significant interest. This chapter covers the thermodynamics of surfaces; ... More


Polymer characterization

Ian L. Hosier and Alun S. Vaughan

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198503095
eISBN:
9780191916557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198503095.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

Polymer science is, of course, driven by the desire to produce new materials for new applications. The success of materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene is such that these ... More


Methods of study

Falko P. Netzer and Claudine Noguera

in Oxide Thin Films and Nanostructures

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198834618
eISBN:
9780191872716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834618.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The experimental and theoretical characterization of oxide nanostructures is addressed. The experimental techniques are classified according to their information content, revealing atomic geometry, ... More


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