Atomic Force Microscopy


One of the important and famous tools in nanotechnology is the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The information is gathered by feeling the surface with a mechanical probe instead of looking at it as is more traditionnally done with optical microscopes. Explanations about the operation principle of an AFM can for example be found here. The range of applications in physics, chemistry and even life sciences is already large. Here (1, 2, 3) are examples of biology image galleries on the websites of some of the main AFM manufacturers.

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