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By Professor Bharat Bhushan, Professor Dr. Harald Fuchs, Professor Dr. Sumio Hosaka (auth.)

This quantity examines the actual and technical beginning for fresh growth in utilized near-field scanning probe strategies. It constitutes a well timed entire review of SPM purposes, now that business purposes span topographic and dynamical floor reports of thin-film semiconductors, polymers, paper, ceramics, and magnetic and organic fabrics. After laying the theoretical history of static and dynamic strength microscopies, together with sensor expertise and tip characterization, contributions element purposes comparable to macro- and nanotribology, polymer surfaces, and roughness investigations. the ultimate half on commercial learn addresses certain purposes of scanning strength nanoprobes comparable to atomic manipulation and floor amendment, in addition to unmarried electron units in line with SPM. Scientists and engineers both utilizing or making plans to take advantage of SPM thoughts will enjoy the overseas standpoint assembled within the book.

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42] found that energy dissipation due to magnetic interactions was enhanced at the boundaries of magnetic domains, which was accounted to domain wall oscillations. But also in the absence of external electromagnetic fields, energy dissipation was observed in close proximity of tip and sample within one nanometer. Clearly, mechanical surface relaxations must give rise to energy losses. One could model the AFM tip as a small hammer, hitting the surface at high frequency, possibly resulting in phonon excitations.

Since in many applications involving soft and delicate biological samples strong repulsive forces should be avoided, the tapping-mode AFM should be operated at frequencies equal or above the free resonant frequency [21]. Even then statistical changes of tip-sample forces during the scan might induce a sudden jump into the intermittent contact mode, and the above-explained hysteresis will tend to keep the system in this mode. It is therefore of high importance to tune the oscillation parameters in such a way that the AFM stays in the net-attractive regime [22].

However, it is a very 1 Dynamic Force Microscopy 21 useful tool for imaging nanometer-sized structures in a wide variety of set-ups, in air or even in liquid. We find that there exist two distinct modes for the externally excited oscillation: the net-attractive and the intermittent contact mode, describing which kind of forces the tip-sample interaction is governed by. The phase can be used as an indicator, in which mode the system is running. In particular it can be easily seen that if the free resonant frequency of the cantilever is higher than the excitation frequency, the system cannot stay in the net-attractive regime, due to a self-enhancing instability.

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