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Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) is a branch of microscopy that forms images of surfaces using a physical probe that scans the specimen. An image of the surface is obtained by mechanically moving the probe in a raster scan of the specimen, line by line, and recording the probe-surface interaction as a function of position.
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A Primer on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
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04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Scanning Probe Microscopes and their remarkable ability to provide three-dimensional maps of surfaces at the nanometer length scale have arguably been the most important tool in establishing the …
Atomic Force Microscope Investigations of Lubrication Layers
23 Nov 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk
This presentation discusses the characterization of hard disk lubrication layers by phase contrast atomic force microscopy.
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Metrology and Nanomaterials Characterization
10 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the upcoming …
BNC Research Review: Carbon Nanotubes as Nucleic Acid Carriers
04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom
Chemically Enhanced Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices
09 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
Carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted significant attention due to their potential to enable and/or improve applications such as transistors, transparent conductors, solar cells, batteries, and …
ECET 499N Lecture 12: Scanning Probe Microscopy Applications (in Neuroscience and Beyond)
12 Apr 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
ECET 499N Lecture 6: Scanning Probe Microscopy I
19 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
ECET 499N Lecture 7: Scanning Probe Microscopy II
08 Mar 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology
30 Mar 2009 | Courses | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical …
Feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing
14 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team
Martin and Laura have an interesting debate about the feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing. Can molecular assemblers be developed to create new materials, new devices, and even macroscopic …
Frontiers in Scanning Probe Microscopy
30 Nov 2006 | Workshops
From October 4- 6, 2006 the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University hosted a three day focused workshop on cutting edge SPM techniques that are under development throughout the world. …
Haptic Interfaces to Scanning Probe Microscopy
21 Apr 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Daniel Wilhelm
2003 SURI Conference Proceedings
Introduction to Molecular Conduction
21 Jul 2005 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): Ferdows Zahid, Magnus Paulsson, Avik Ghosh, Supriyo Datta
A scanning probe microscope brushes the tips of molecules rising up from a gold substrate. After making contact, the probe measures a very strange current-voltage relationship--linear portions …
ME 597 Lecture 26: Scanning Probe Nanolithography
02 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Topics: STM – early work Arranging atoms with a tip Local Oxidation Lithography (Electrochemical) Dip Pen Lithography Nanografting Related reading: Garcia, Martinez and Martinez, …
Metal Oxide Nanowires as Gas Sensing Elements: from Basic Research to Real World Applications
21 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrei Kolmakov
Quasi 1-D metal oxide single crystal chemiresistors are close to occupy their specific niche in the real world of solid state sensorics. Potentially, the major advantage of this kind of sensors with …
MSE 376 Lecture 10: SPM Lithography, part 2
26 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
MSE 376 Lecture 11: SPM Lithography, part 3
MSE 376 Lecture 9: SPM Lithography, part 1
02 Apr 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team
Nanotechnology is not just a topic for physicists, chemists, and engineers. Laura explains the important role of biologists in this field, and shows how they may help provide clues to molecular …
Nanoelectronics/Mechanics With Carbon Nanotubes
26 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ji-Yong Park
In this talk, I will present efforts to understand electrical/mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by combining electric transport measurements and the scanning probe microscopy.
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