atomic force microscope


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atomic force microscope

n.
A microscope, capable of a magnification factor of 5 × 106 and a resolution of 2 angstroms, that provides a map of the atoms on the surface of an object by measuring the attractive and repulsive forces arising between a tiny probe drawn along the surface and the atoms on that surface. Also called scanning force microscope.
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AFMWorkshop is an American manufacturer of high-value atomic force microscopes for researchers, educators, and engineers.
Among the devices presented in Equipment Manufacturers Zone of Iran Nano 2011 Exhibition, mention can be made of two-dimensional gas chromatography device, sputtering deposition device and bi-functional PECVD system, scanning tunneling (STM) and atomic force microscopes (AFM) , molecular deposition device, and the device for the production of nanopowder through Electrical Wire Explosion method.
An atomic force microscope uses a fine needle to visualize the features of a surface with exquisite resolution and precision; it is used more often in materials science than in cellular biology.
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Contract notice: Turnkey Integrated Atomic Force Microscope Glovebox System.
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