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Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 20: Sensing and Actuation in Nanoscale

By Nick Fang1, Omar N Sobh2

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Sensing and Actuation in Nanoscale


  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
  • Two Modes of Forming STM Images
  • STM Manipulation
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Typical Engaging Curve
  • Imaging in Fluid
  • Shear Force Sensing by Tuning Fork
  • Tip Shape Effects: Containment
  • Tip Shape Effect: Cone Angle
  • Other Imaging Modes with AFM
  • Force Spectroscopy with AFM
  • Force Comparison
  • Molecular Recognition Imaging
  • Mechanical Sensing of Molecules
  • Principle of Cantilever Based Sensing
  • Example: PSA Detection
  • AFM Nanomanipulation
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