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“The Atomic Force Microscope - 30 years of development in nanoscience”
Thursday, 17. Nov 2016
Video-Recording for any system with MP4-support
- Video.mp4 (ca.357 Mb)
15:15 – 16:15
Speaker: David Haviland (KTH)
30 years ago the Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM) received the Nobel Prize
in Physics, the same year that the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) first appeared
in the literature. Both are examples of scanning probe microscopes and the AFM has
proved to have much broader impact.
With its ability to explore a tremendous variety of material surfaces and tip-surface
interactions (anything that gives rise to a force), to work in many different types of
environments (vacuum, gas, liquid), as well as it’s low cost and its ease of use,
the AFM has played a leading role in the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The inventors of
the AFM received the 2016 Kavli Prize for Nanoscience this year in
The AFM also offers the opportunity to explore and exploit some very interesting
properties of nonlinear dynamical systems, currently at the heart of the development of
The talk will review the history and cover some of the recent developments of the AFM.
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