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Scanning Probe Microscopes

By EPICS LSPM Team

Purdue University

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Animations

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Abstract

Laura explains how scanning probe microscopes can be used to create images of small devices, molecules, and even atoms! A large-scale version of the scanning probe microscope is built out of Legos to show the basic principles.

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Brought to you by the Lego Scanning Probe Microscope team, an EPICS project at Purdue University.

The LSPM team's goal is to teach a wide audience the underlying principles driving the world-wide interest in nanotechnology by creating FLASH animations geared toward all ages and illustrating how a scanning probe microscope can be used to study objects at the nanometer scale.

This animation is part of a museum exhibit developed for the Children's Museums. For more information about this exhibit please visit the Lego SPM website.

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  • (2005), "Scanning Probe Microscopes," http://nanohub.org/resources/92.

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