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Scanning Probe Microscope Piezoelectric Crystals

By John C. Bean

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA



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In this resource we disassemble the piezoelectric assembly of a scanning probe microscope. At its core is a white cylinder of the piezoelectric material. If you look closely, it has a granular texture that reflects the fact that it is actually made up of many small crystals.


John Bean, University of Virginia
Virtual Science Lab

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  • John C. Bean (2005), "Scanning Probe Microscope Piezoelectric Crystals,"

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