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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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Procurement of a combined method of infrared spectroscopy in nanoscale ("nanoir") and atomic force microscopy ("afm") for the research institute for textile chemistry and textile physics, University of innsbruck, 6850 dornbirn.
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Detecting elusive surface atoms with atomic force microscopy.
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To truly bring olympicene to life, the Physics of Nanoscale Systems Group at IBM Research - Zurich in Switzerland analysed the chemical structure of olympicene with unprecedented resolution using a complex technique known as noncontact atomic force microscopy.
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Scanning probe microscopy such as scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy
Then they introduce the imaging techniques scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and more especially atomic force microscopy (AFM), which can identify and characterize features on the surfaces at the nanometer scale.
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